What free antivirus program takes up the least resources?

by on June 19, 2012

I need a free antivirus program that starts up quickly. I normally always use linux but I have to use windows to put songs and things on my zune so sometimes I linger around in my windows dual boot.

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{ 8 comments }

doodad June 19, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Avast free. Hands down.

Samuel Adams June 19, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Avast or Avira

Random Time June 19, 2012 at 5:38 pm

ClamWin, I think – it’s open source too!

pandabear June 19, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Avira, I’ve had it for months and it works great!

Brian F June 19, 2012 at 6:54 pm

I personally have fixed too many machines that had AVG on them and still got infected to recommend it. Avira used to be decent, but I’ve seen a lot of instability in it lately, and really slowing systems down.
I have recently put Avast free home edition on a few people’s machines and it seems to work quite well. One thing I really like about Avast is the ability to do a complete system scan during boot-up (Yes, it’ll take an hour do it, but it can find and remove many rootkit viruses that would otherwise hide from many AV products.)

Avast also seems pretty light on system resources.

YoBro June 19, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Panda’s “Cloud” anti-virus…. but I personally don’t like it but it is the lightest of ANY anti-virus product available today. It does not store it’s own signatures but rather uses the internet (the cloud) to check suspect files against the files stored at Panda…

Check it out here, you may like it:
http://www.cloudantivirus.com/

GOOD LUCK !!!

Watch me cry a tear in your beer June 19, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Avast 4.8!!..

Daniel June 19, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Check out gizmo’s freeware reviews for antivirus programs and find what you like.

Try it I higly recommend it:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/pc/security-tools.html

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