Avast,Avira,MSE,AVG

  mark3986 17:42 06 May 2010
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wots lighter on computer resources out of the above thank you i carnt deciede which one to have on my laptop

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:56 06 May 2010

What op system?

VISTA or W7 -

run MSE click here using windows built in firewall back it up with Malwarebytes free click here
with SpywareBlaster click here as a blocker

XP

MSE + a firewall click here
Malwarebytes and Spyware Blaster

  jtt 12:27 07 May 2010

I've found that on old PCs with Pentium III processors (generally dating from 2001 or earlier) Avast is better than MSE. The problem with MSE for such PCs is that the anti-virus updating really does grind such a PC down for several minutes. I agree about using the Windows built-in firewall.

  mooly 12:37 07 May 2010

MSE by far and away. Updates are installed silently just prior to the daily quick scan, and that scan takes around 3 minutes, the impact on prformance I find minimal.

This on a 3.5yr old Acer Aspire Turion64 mobile technology with 2gb RAM and Vista.

  RobCharles1981 15:33 07 May 2010

Does MSE work with XP x64 Edition?

  mooly 19:30 07 May 2010

I don't believe it does,
click here

click here

  folsom 20:21 07 May 2010

Avast for me

  rdave13 20:48 07 May 2010

Avast for me also if you sail close to the wind.
On my partner's netbook MSE is good enough as she only goes online to shop. (Known sites)
Avast is more protective when doing searches through engines.
This AV backed up with SAS.

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