Re: Anti-virus that's light on resources
From: Notan (notan_at_ddress.com)
Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2005 14:39:27 -0600
> Hello everyone!
> I'm looking for recommendations on anti-virus software that I could use on
> couple of older PIII XP Home PCs I have. Everything else I need (Internet
> access and light word processing mostly) runs fast enough on these but
> anti-virus and anti-spam alike. It seems that with the amount of virus
> signatures all commercial packages are targeting, anti-viruses have become
> the most resource-hungry application on one's PC. I personally have not
> had a trouble-free anti-virus before (is there such thing?) Tried McAfee -
> the PIII/512Mb RAM PC is slugging so much that I cannot open IE in less
> than two minutes (no exaggeration here). The anti-spam component of McAfee
> did a great job of hiding important messages from me for weeks (probably
> worth its own thread) etc. Tried Panda - at least one or two times a day
> PC hangs up ruining unsaved work. Tried Norton AV - all kinds of
> networking issues galore.
> So, am I looking for something that does not exist - current anti-virus
> software that does not completely bring a PIII/512Mb RAM PC down?
While I'm sure other posters have their favorites, I've been using
Very good, and *very* low on resources.