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whats the best antivirus for old hardware

post #1 of 5
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i am looking for antivirus software that is designed for very old low end systems with low ram.it must also have a low cpu usage so that other programs don't suffer. real time protection would be nice but i think it will take to much resources.

heres the hardware i want to run antivirus on:
pentium m 1.6ghz 1mb cache
60gb hdd
780mb ram
radeon mobility 9000 64mb vram
post #2 of 5
I would go with Microsoft Security essentials.
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Samsung 128 GB SSD, 1x WD Black 2 TB, 2 x WD Bl... Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 HP 22 inch LCD + 37 inch Sharp Aquos(1080p) Microsoft Sidewinder 
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Corsair 850 Watt Modular Antec 1200 Logitech MX518 Rocketfish 
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post #3 of 5
I've also used Microsoft's security essentials on an old 2005 dell pc and it doesn't seem to slow down the system at all

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows/security-essentials-download
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I would go with MSE too. Integrates to Windows sec center and doesn't waste additional resources setting up services that Defender already has.
   
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial MX100 256GB Seagate 600 Series 240GB Seagate 7200.14 2TB Samsung F3 1TB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EKWB Supreme HF XSPC Rasa GPU EK XT360 EK 4.0 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
W10 Pro LG IPS235 LG E2250V KUL ES-87 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
SF Leadex II 650W Lian Li PC-A05NB Logitech G9 Xonar DX 
AudioAudio
SMSL SA-S3+Technics CB-250 Sennheiser HD555 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A10-5700 Gigabyte F2A75M-HD2 G.SKILL Ares 2133 CL9 Hitachi 5K750 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Momentus .7 200GB Noctua NH-L9a Server 2012 R2 Standard AUO B156HW01 
PowerCaseOther
PicoPSU-80-WI-25V AIO Aluminium Handmade TP-Link Archer Something Something Wi-Fi AC 
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Lubuntu.... you don't need an anti-virus in linux
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