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To put a anti-virus suite on a 5 year old laptop, with 256 megs of ram...if I should, which one?.. It needs to be free or the one Comcast supplies.
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Avast is free, Very good (several test show it as best free AV in the last 2 years, better than some paid ones too) and very lite, if you enable the resident file protection only Still does same job, with 1/8 the resources required

EDIT: I'm using it on a 5 year old laptop with 1.6Ghz Celeron and 700Mb RAM, I don't even notice it
EDIT2: No, I don't work for Avast, nor get paid to recommend them
Edited by ronnin426850 - 12/27/10 at 12:11pm
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To put a anti-virus suite on a 5 year old laptop, with 256 megs of ram...if I should, which one?.. It needs to be free or the one Comcast supplies.
Yes of course! Always put some form of anti-virus software on your PC's. I use something called panda cloud, it gets the job done and its free. I'm sure there are better programs out there but panda cloud is good enough for my needs. What OS are you running?
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Somehow on 2 different PC this gave me 90% CPU utilization 50% of the time Both running Win7.

(+its scanner fails some % below Avast, AVG, Avira and all paid ones, due to the lack of heuristic scan)
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with 256 megs of ram
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Alright so avast or mse , would norton 360 suite 4 be decent? Thats what comcast is offering?
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Give a chance to COMODO, its free suite contains AV, Firewall and App Sandbox.
Also it not takes much memory like alot of other AV does.

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Agree, xfce?
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What kind of off-topic is that? We're talking AV here.

OP, once I used a version of Norton 360, I guess it was about the time it first came out. I wasn't impressed, however lately I'm hearing good things about Norton.

One thing that you can be certain of- Norton have the Best Ever virus database with pages and pages of info on every virus + good customer support
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