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XP SP1 standalone: recommend AntiVirus WITHOUT email traffic scanning

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Many people caution against the use of Norton Antivirus 2004.  I've not experienced nightmare problems with it.  It does use a bit of power on pre-P4 systems though.  The Symantec AV 9 client has the option to not-install email monitoring bits.  I don't want the desktop to show annoying App YYY is sending email prompts, alerts, or otherwise.  Since the system in question uses only webmail accounts I don't want this AV "feature" available at all.  There are a couple of applications running in the background that regularly send email and the user need not be alerted to the email traffic in popups, alerts, logs, notifications, or otherwise.

What "memory resident" (idiot proof background scanning) applications would you recomend for an XP SP1 stand alone machine?

you need not recommend exclusively freeware.  Since it will run on a P3-550 it should not be more of a resource hog than NAV 2004

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I'm a big fan of Symantec AV 9 and use it on all of my PC's here.  Though, since this is a stand-alone machine you may not have the licensing budget for it (I think the min is 5 users(?)).

If you do use this product though, it does have the ability to turn off all of E-Mail Auto Protect, or just turn off the pop-up notifications.

Open AV 9 Console:
Configure:
Internet E-Mail Auto-Protect (You could disable this fetaure all together by unchecking "Enable Interent Email Auto Protect)
or for just alerts:
Under Notifications, Uncheck "Display message on infected computer"  (this will disable the popup when an infected message is received)
Also click "Advanced" button, at the bottom there is a section for "Progress Notifications",  You can uncheck "Display progress window when sending email"

I would tend to think you should leave autoprotect enabled, should someone decide to download and use an email client for their mail at some time down the road.  Though the realtime system protect would likely catch a rogue attachment, it never hurts to have to layers of protection! :)
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