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Best antivirus for low memory

Discussion in 'War Room' started by superboy123, May 26, 2013.

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Which security suite would you recommend for low resource usage?

  1. Avast Internet Security

    33 vote(s)
    17.9%
  2. Avira Internet Security

    8 vote(s)
    4.3%
  3. Bitdefender Internet Security

    7 vote(s)
    3.8%
  4. Comodo Internet Security

    33 vote(s)
    17.9%
  5. ESET Smart Security

    46 vote(s)
    25.0%
  6. Norton Internet Security

    14 vote(s)
    7.6%
  7. Kaspersky Internet Security

    7 vote(s)
    3.8%
  8. Emsisoft Internet Security

    4 vote(s)
    2.2%
  9. Outpost Internet Security

    4 vote(s)
    2.2%
  10. Other (Specify in thread)

    28 vote(s)
    15.2%
  1. superboy123

    superboy123 Regular Member

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    hello everyone...
    I would like to ask which antivirus is better for a low spec computer (low ram/ CPU specs).
     
  2. starchild76

    starchild76 Well-Known Member

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    avast , comodo internet security , webroot secure anywhere!
     
  3. Petrovic

    Petrovic Community Superstar Trusted Member

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    Outpost Security Suite PRO, ESET NOD32, BullGuard Internet Security,
    Avast!, Webroot SecureAnywhere
     
  4. Huracan

    Huracan Administrator MalwareTips Staff

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    What kind of low-spec PC? How much installed RAM, single or dual-core CPU? Operating system?
     
  5. superboy123

    superboy123 Regular Member

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    my memory only 2 gb and using window 7 ultimate..and using intel pentium
     
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    Petrovic Community Superstar Trusted Member

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    In principle you can put any
     
  7. ZeroDay

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    I'd say the lightest is Webroot SecureAnywhere, but all products can run differently on different machinesso I'd create a system image and try a few out.
     
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    Huracan Administrator MalwareTips Staff

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    I would also say, any security software and as long as it doesn't thrash the CPU.

    My thought of low memory is anything less than 1024MB of RAM. So I'm surprised to see new PC users think 2GB is "low memory". Different time-eras? :lolz:
     
  9. TheTRUTH

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    Would go with CIS !!
     
  10. 3link9

    3link9 Active Member

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    Well, I have a low memory Laptop which is 2GB (Yes, I consider it low memory)

    I recommend Webroot, Comodo, Norton, and Avast.
     
  11. Nedim

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    I would recommend the same :goodpost:
     
  12. DrBeenGolfing

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    UnThreat = Sunbelt GFI Viper engine.

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    I have an Asus laptop, eee pc, intel atom, 4 GB RAM and is currently the Norton IS 2013 v.20.3.1.22 with 30 days trial yesterday but could extend to 180 days through the help of Youtube. It is light and not locking the effective operation of the PC.
    But recommend Webroot protects more than it should and Comodo IS is free, lightweight and competent.
     
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    Avast free Antivirus+windows firewall
     
  15. DrBeenGolfing

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    How about posting a screen shot of memory usage?
     
  16. Littlebits

    Littlebits Super Moderator MalwareTips Staff

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    If your system has 2GB of RAM or more the amount of memory that your security products use should be your least concern.

    Worry more about system response time- which one makes your system run slower.

    Just because a software uses more memory doesn't mean it will make your system run slower- that is a misconception.

    Some security software may use a lot more memory but still run lighter then others that use less memory. So the memory used is not an accurate way to tell if a software will run light or heavy and has very little to do with your system's response time.

    So if a security products uses more memory don knock it until you try it because it could run much lighter and smoother then others that use little memory.

    Thanks.:D
     
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    Cloud AV's are proved to be fine print on the system like Webroot, Panda, Immunet, and others.

    Or you may check this thread.
     
  18. XVSkulblaka7

    XVSkulblaka7 Regular Member

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    I would recommend...
    Free AV: Avast
    Paid AV: Norton, ESET, Webroot

    Also be sure to include on-demand scanners like Malwarebytes, Comodo Cleaning Essentials, etc...
     
  19. iPanik

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    If you have a stable internet connection i would recommend a cloud AV. Most traditional AVs have a huge database which they hide somewhere in the virtual memory space. Cloud AVs don not have these.

    I would also categorize 2GB as low memory. I am on a 4GB system and if i open photoshop together with chrome i am in for a bad time.
     
  20. Huracan

    Huracan Administrator MalwareTips Staff

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    Another factor for classifying low memory would depend on the OS in use? ie. Windows XP with 2GB is above average, whereas on Windows Vista wouldn't be. Just a thought, after hearing your opinions on the low RAM subject. :D
     

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