help choosing free antivirus

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by goulian, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. goulian

    goulian MDL Novice

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    Hi, need some help in choosing a free antivirus for an xp machine 896mb ram. I installed avast 2014 but the system performed extremely slow. I am now installing bitdefender. So I thought I would ask what free antivirus would you all recommend.
     
  2. Alzyqe

    Alzyqe MDL Novice

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    MSE maybe ?:rolleyes:
     
  3. goulian

    goulian MDL Novice

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    Thanks. I just installed BitDefender and it too has the system running very sluggish I will try MSE.
     
  4. Egrupov

    Egrupov MDL Member

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    And try Kingsoft Antivirus (Ceetah)
     
  5. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    free AVG is all I used for a free based AV for years. Although I've seen one person say it slows their system, I've never experienced it personally
     
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    ian82 MDL Expert

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  7. cole31

    cole31 MDL Novice

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    i enjoy using Comodo Internet Security Premium ( its free with alot of the features that most paid ones have.)
     
  8. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    OP's machine could use more ram for today's AV. And if the CPU is single core, that's a real AV performance throttler.
     
  9. urie

    urie Moderator
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    I for one just use avast free anti virus have done for a good few years but to be honest I don't know why this thread was started a search on the forum would have shown we have had this discussion before and even before that o_O