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jackuars

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Honestly it depends on your system config...Every antivirus behaves differently on different systems.

The test results conducted to find the lightest antivirus across various sites is done on a particular system config.. It might not be the same for another system.

For an antivirus to be truly light, it should be tested on a system with minimal resources. Even if an antivirus feels light on my Win 8.1 system with 4GB RAM, it won't be the same for another one running Windows 7 with 1GB RAM.
 
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silversurfer

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Last time I checked Panda is no longer lightweight. Uses as much memory as MBAM.

For lightweight AV I recommend Avast and Qihoo 360
I have the new panda version not yet tested... thanks for your info!
 

BERROHO

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for poepel how are working with avast free ; they are very infected ; and can be sur in malware assiste ;
 

jerzy601

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in my opinion are:
Avast, Panda, 360IS, Avira, Eset NOD32. Eset only that it is not free.
 

Striker

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Last time I checked Panda is no longer lightweight. Uses as much memory as MBAM.

For lightweight AV I recommend Avast and Qihoo 360
Memory have nothing todo with light or heavy on the system. Memory is there to be used, not to looking how its doing nothing.
 

Striker

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GO with 360 Total Security, Its awsome
360 TS need still some workaround. its a bit buggy and sometimes fail to detect threads even when qihoo is have no problems detecting it. And the TS version is bloated like hell without a chance todo a costum install, like avast free.
 

Spawn

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What do you mean by lightweight? IMO, I would say MSE is a lightweight AV, but here are more options.

Avira Free Antivirus (without Avira Essentials!, uninstall post-installation, ignore toolbar offer)
Avast Free Antivirus (without Tools, do custom install, ignore Chrome or GToolbar offer)
 

Nikos751

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What do you mean by lightweight? IMO, I would say MSE is a lightweight AV, but here are more options.

Avira Free Antivirus (without Avira Essentials!, uninstall post-installation, ignore toolbar offer)
Avast Free Antivirus (without Tools, do custom install, ignore Chrome or GToolbar offer)
Avira can slow down any no high end system when doing a scan automatic or not.
 

MikeV

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Go with 360 Internet security (NOT TOTALSecurity) and you will not regret.
Reasons to choose 360 Internet Security:
1) FREE
2) TOP detection rate even better than some paid AVs
3) Very light (On windows 7 WITH Bitdefender engine enabled it consumes approximately 30 MB).Also windows starts very fast.
4) Stable program (NO crashes , no bugs,no system instability)
5) Very good support team
6) Very good Proactive Defense (system protection, registry protection, download protection, file protection, driver protection, network protection etc)
7) It blocks keyloggers and also protect your camera (if you use one) from being used by other persons
8) Updating 2-3 times per day instead of other free AVs that update 1 time per day
9) Color themes and settings to play with
10) SANDBOX that can isolate suspicious programs especially when you are not connected on the internet.
11) Instant cloud analysis of suspicious items
12) Very fast scan times

The choice is yours
 
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