A good anti-virus...

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Oct 9, 2008

A good anti-virus... by FaRReR at 1:31 AM (2,898 Views / 0 Likes) 37 replies

  1. FaRReR
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    Member FaRReR GBAtemp Regular

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    I'm looking for a free anti-virus program which has the usual features; scan on demand, auto-updating, etc.

    It has to not take up more than 10 mb of ram, because AVG 8 is a complete RAM hog... it makes my computer run slow [​IMG]
    Thanks in advance.

    The less CPU and RAM it takes up, the better!

    Oh, and I want it to be a... slightly... good... one?
     


  2. Diablo1123

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    Heard ClamWin is pretty good


    Or do what I do, don't run anti-virus.

    =D
     
  3. da_head

    Member da_head A dying dream..

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    wth? not more than 10mb...? how much ram does ur computer have? O.O

    umm i think kaspersky is also good.
     
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    Member Prophet Resident Black Militant

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    http://www.spywareterminator.com/ it has an option in it to integrate winclamav.

    It works quite well, protects the PC for virtually all malware, be it viral or spyware.
     
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    Member Ferrariman Hip-Flop and cRap

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    Spybot S&D is decent, same goes for Avira, Avast, etc.
     
  6. phoood

    Member phoood taking it to a whole new level.

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    Common Sense 2009 is great, takes up about 0% of my cpu's cycles.

    fprot isn't free.
     
  7. alltooamorous

    Newcomer alltooamorous Advanced Member

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    AVG Anti Virus is free and it works pretty well. It does get false-positives occasionally. Not sure how big it is though.
     
  8. FaRReR
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    Uh, did you read my first post...?


    And for da_head - I think either 256mb or 512. not sure
     
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    avast! antivirus is good

    or just switch to linux [​IMG] no anti virus needed!
     
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    i second avast! It has sniffed out many viruses and trojans. It actually got rid of the stupid virus that kept adding itself to flash drives [​IMG] I was so happy when it got rid of it. It is free just register it to your email and they send you a registration code that lasts you about a year. It automatically updates the virus database and it can run a boot scan so those pesky autorun viruses that attach themselves to explorer.exe get removed! You cant go wrong [​IMG]
     
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    nod32 version 2 not 3.
     
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    Nod32 is the best around, get it and you won't regret it :
     
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    Yep NOD32 is the best i've used. I've tried norton (so horrible) and AVG but they can't compare.

    why? i upgraded to 3 and haven't noticed any downsides.

    if there is good enough reason, i might downgrade.
     
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    Member Sarvesh50 Aye!

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    i am using nod32 and ill be using nod32 forever.
     
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    I had AVG and always got some false positive virus so I change it to Nod32 and I am happy with it. It's great and read at google.com for best program and Nod32 is one of them.
     
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    NOD32 has been great for me.
     
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    NOD32
     
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    I don't recommend ClamWin, as although it is fast and has a low memory footprint, it seems to have a very small database.
     
  20. Cyan

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    I used Avira (free) for many years, but few weeks ago it didn't detect anything when my system files were deleted every days one by one.

    I reinstalled and I'm now trying NOD32 trial version.
    some people here said to use a fix, so I installed one, but right after that, I kept getting Kernel32 error every minutes or two.

    I removed the fix, and it is now working great.
    it sometime still crash because of kernel32, but NOD never close itself in the tray, the service run again automatically.

    I didn't use it long enough to tell if it is very good or not, but I like having many options to choose manually [​IMG]


    for information, my NOD32 is using 38Mo of Ram.
    I don't know if there are any antivirus with 10Mo.


    Edit :
    yes, I'm on XP pro
     

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