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I need antivirus and firewall on a old computer. Whats the lightest *good* software for that. There was norton on it but it was quickly removed.
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I find AVG to be light weighted and easy to use.

You can also try AVAST.

I remember AVAST working great on my P4. AVG 8.0 is working fine as well on my sister's P4.

Both are free too.

EDIT: Either one should be more light weighted than Norton, lol.
Edited by TaiDinh - 6/23/08 at 6:54am
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clamwin is VERY light for the av.
Comodo for the firewall
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nod32 all day everyday
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Avira.

I use it as my AV software since the resource load is all but nonexistent. AVG and Avast are both good, too.

Keep in mind that you do get an ad whenever Avira updates encouraging you to get the full version, but it doesn't bother me and is worth the lower resource usage in my eyes anyway. In my experience Avira uses less resources than both Avast and AVG, but that could just be a special case.
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Ok. Thanks everyone. I think I will go with AVG becuase it appears to be a nice package of software and if that doesnt work I will try some of the otehrs.
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Originally Posted by stargate125645 View Post
Avira.

I use it as my AV software since the resource load is all but nonexistent. AVG and Avast are both good, too.

Keep in mind that you do get an ad whenever Avira updates encouraging you to get the full version, but it doesn't bother me and is worth the lower resource usage in my eyes anyway. In my experience Avira uses less resources than both Avast and AVG, but that could just be a special case.
I second that thought. I use Avira AntiVir too, and it's MUCH better than AVG and Avast in terms of being low-profile.
Edited by gonX - 6/23/08 at 10:01am
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Ok. I guess I will try that then./
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NOD32 is very light on system resources
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nod32 all day everyday
I second Nod32. It's the best. ^^ And for whole PC protection I recommend Eset Smart Security.
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