Andrew999

Level 21
Verified
Nano antivirus free has good detection rate but consuming a lot of ram and is too heavy i think
For me it is using about 153 MB when I am having my web browser open. Maybe it will use even less when it is closed. So personally I think it is pretty light compared to some other AVs, also it only has 2 processes it seems compared to others that have something like 6. I would rather it use more RAM than CPU, or Disk which would slow down the computer a lot more than RAM. I know some AV's that use over 200 MB

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Anyway, I have been happy with NANO AV so far, so I don't see myself removing it anytime soon. But overall everyone has their different opinions.
 

BigWrench

Level 6
Verified
For me it is using about 153 MB when I am having my web browser open. Maybe it will use even less when it is closed. So personally I think it is pretty light compared to some other AVs, also it only has 2 processes it seems compared to others that have something like 6. I would rather it use more RAM than CPU, or Disk which would slow down the computer a lot more than RAM. I know some AV's that use over 200 MB

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Anyway, I have been happy with NANO AV so far, so I don't see myself removing it anytime soon. But overall everyone has their different opinions.
In my opinion, I’d kill superfetch. I have it disabled on all 10 of my machines. MUCH smoother!
Just my opinion.....
 

Music4Ever

Level 7
Gave it a try out of interest & thoroughly removed my AV - Installed OK but had a couple of blue screens (maybe conflicts) I rearly have blue screens these days & unfortunately I didn't have time to find out what the issue was as blue screens are pretty final so given up for now - I quite liked NANO so will give it a try again when I have more time.
 

LDogg

Level 27
Verified
I think for most AVs lighter the better, is my mantra. You can still have great protection which layered security, which doesn't effect the performance of your PC.

I think most AVs out there now can be fairly heavy, the one I use doesn't go past 3MB when dormant.

~LDogg