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The most lightweight free AntiVirus?


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Poll: The best lightweight anti virus? (55 member(s) have cast votes)

Antivirus which is not a resource hog

  1. Microsoft Security Essentials (24 votes [48.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 48.98%

  2. AVG Free (6 votes [12.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.24%

  3. Avira Free (2 votes [4.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.08%

  4. Avast! Free (11 votes [22.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.45%

  5. BitDefender Free (1 votes [2.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.04%

  6. Panda Cloud AntiVirus (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Clamwin (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Comodo (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Other? (5 votes [10.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.20%

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#21 Xcore7

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 02:37 PM

Nope. Its the whole AV ;)

MSE is really great and I actually feel its "lightweightness" when using my PC. I even feel that I don't even have any AV installed lol

#22 Dan12

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 04:02 AM

I'm using Avast!Free for years.. I Love It.

#23 USG Ishimura

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 01:22 PM

According to this thread, MSE's msseces.exe and MsMpEng.exe processes consume more than 70MB. It's not a lightweight AV at all!

#24 ayoshi

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 06:28 PM

Avira for me,
then Avast, or MSE :lol:

Edited by ayoshi, 22 December 2010 - 06:28 PM.


#25 club90

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 08:24 PM

According to this thread, MSE's msseces.exe and MsMpEng.exe processes consume more than 70MB. It's not a lightweight AV at all!


Nowadays any pc or laptop comes with at least 2gb of ram. And 70mb its nothing.
Not even for a netbook :)

#26 AppliArt

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:17 PM

I must admit that I mostly mix Avast and MSE when I install computers. I found Avast to be a bit more lightweight, certainly on older pc's. But most people will do fine with MSE.

#27 lordalpha1

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 01:08 AM

don't use any with real time on.

i haven't used one with real time protection, as it really lags.

i just use mse with 1 scan a week.

been doing this (w/ avg) for a couple of years and no viruses yet!

best way to stop viruses: GET ADBLOCK!!!

#28 neroyoung

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 08:33 AM

Avast Free Is Nice Free Antivirus... <_<

But The Most Reliable Antivirus I ever Used Is Quick Heal Total Security 2010 ;)
But Its Not Free... You Can Get Trial Version Only Which Lasts For 1 Month :P


#29 M.Sudoku

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 11:58 AM

According to the chart posted by Liskiller, Avast is the most lightweight, but people still use MSE 2 because of the simplicity. It's good to note that Norton is not a memory-hog anymore.

#30 Eddy4823

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 05:39 AM

Seems like i will have 2 try Avast this time.. Will say NO to AVG for quite a long time..

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