Re: Anti-virus that's light on resources

From: Notan (notan_at_ddress.com)
Date: 09/09/05

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    DA wrote:
    >
    > 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
    NOD32 (http://www.nod32.com).

    Very good, and *very* low on resources.

    Notan


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