Good lightweight antivirus?

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#51 Edited by horseman6 (1178 posts) -

Most antivirus software is only useful for detecting slightly older stuff. If there's something brand new out there, you're kind of SOL. I recently dealt with a friend who got infected by one of those file encryption bugs. He had the most recent update from eset and it didn't do anything. If you're that worried about it, have a computer with a lot of personal stuff separate from your gaming computer. That way if your gaming computer gets infected, who cares.

Another option, go Linux!

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#52 Posted by isomeri (2769 posts) -

I use F-Secure Safe and Freedome on my PC, laptop and phone. Freedome is a decent VPN solution and Safe has protected me on multiple occasions, especially when connecting to WiFi hotspots abroad.

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#53 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (7002 posts) -

I get by okay with just Windows defender and Malwarebytes.

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#55 Posted by Applegong (214 posts) -

I use McAfee Anti Virus. Came free with ISP subscription, why not try it for a while. It IS a resource hog, so I wouldn't recommend it for a lightweight scanner. From cursory examination the services related to the suite eats up around 250MB memory. Used Eset NOD for a while and it wasn't great either on memory footprint as well, taking up around 230MB memory. Other than that, they are okay.

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#56 Posted by tHAT_eXILE (23 posts) -

Avira is a good choice

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#57 Posted by TechCale (5 posts) -

I use McAfee, I know there are other options out there but I am quite honestly too lazy to change it. It seems to work just fine. I also use a VPN on and off, I had Vypr but cancelled as I had a few problems with it. Freedome is a new one on me, I've found some reviews but no clue which is really best. Any advice is appreciated.

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#58 Posted by LiquidSaiyan3 (548 posts) -

I landed on ESET Smart Security, which I pay for and love. It's unintrusive and as said earlier in this thread, has an automatic game mode.
They have a free trial you can use before pulling the trigger on a license.

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#59 Edited by Alexhardy (2 posts) -

I will recomended Microsoft Security Essentials or Avast,light antivirus system and doesn't load the system

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#60 Posted by Ir0n (131 posts) -

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