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Quote:
Originally Posted by FlawleZ View Post

I think some of you need to step back from your 5gz 2600k's Nd raid 0 ssds and actually try experienceing an AV on a run of the mill computer. Its safe to say that most machines in home use today are either c2d or athlon x2 with 2gb of ram and a slow hdd that came with their hp or dell. These machines ARE impacted with the addition of an antivirus which isn't acceptible when productivity must be at the maximum potential of the systems currently in place.

You can start being proactive with education. The rest comes with experience. If your looking for guaranteed security, I'm sorry to inform you that simply isn't possible as long as you have an active connection online.

I've installed Avast on a 2-year-old netbook and saw no noticeable impact on performance. 1-3% CPU usage on a single-core 1.67 GHz Atom is hardly something to complain about. Most modern AVs are not the resource hogs they were several years ago.

As has been said again and again, there is no legitimate reason not to run on AV on today's computers.
Edited by ChaoticKinesis - 1/17/12 at 12:06pm
     
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I use norton on my pc's. I don;t have any performance issues, and my systems stay clean and run smooth. I know there are alot of people out there that talk trash about it, but it works for me.
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My opinions here of an AV are in regards to MY machine. I don't believe not having AV protection is suitable for others, and in fact almost all of the time I recommend or install one. My point of view is from my personal use and I have yet to have a problem for 5+ years on my personal computers.

When I do install or recommend an AV I recommend Avira for those looking for free and Trend for those looking for a paid for version.
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whoever wants a free copy of trend micro maximum security 2012
check out my thread here: http://www.overclock.net/forum/newestpost/1199177
it ends on thursday!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ChaoticKinesis View Post

I've installed Avast on a 2-year-old netbook and saw no noticeable impact on performance. 1-3% CPU usage on a single-core 1.67 GHz Atom is hardly something to complain about. Most modern AVs are not the resource hogs they were several years ago.
As has been said again and again, there is no legitimate reason not to run on AV on today's computers.

This. I'm using a celeron @ 1.73jiggachuckles with 512 mb ramz and OCN is faster on this wee thing than my 1 year old core2 duo @dunno (more than enough to smoke this li'l lappy! obv pointless to mention sig rig) 2gb ramz work machine....both xp 32 bit. avast and comodo for the win thumb.gif
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If your AV software is slowing your system down, you might want to try a different one. I had an old P4 XP system that slowed to a crawl while running AVG, then I switched to avast! and the whole system sped up and ran smoothly.

Also I don't think the analogy about locking doors at night in a good neighborhood is accurate. It would require that whenever thieves are in town they would go from door to door turning knobs. Since that isn't quite how most thieves work, I feel a better example would be leaving your front door wide open all night instead.
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whoever wants a free copy of trend micro maximum security 2012
check out my thread here: http://www.overclock.net/forum/newestpost/1199177
it ends on thursday!
what do you mean free copy? Free copy of payed version?
... yeah
    
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Lol I used to think I couldn't go a minute without virus protection but I don't use them anymore, it has been almost two years since I stopped using AVG and I haven't gotten a single Virus. tongue.gif
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