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an alternitive for resource hording antivirus/internet security software

i have norton internet security 2007, i understand that its a bundle of diffrent software but it eats a lot of memory. is there any other software that has antivirus, ids, firewall, the whole shabangabang yet doesn't eat a ton of memory? is it as dependable as norton IS 07?  is there any other internet security/antivirus software that you'd consider more secure then norton?

also do you need seperate software to detect root kits?
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d3strudo80
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r-kCommented:
"also do you need seperate software to detect root kits?"

Yes, I highly recommend RootkitRevealer:

 http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/RootkitRevealer.mspx

though it does nothing other than detect rootkits.
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rsivanandanCommented:
Are we talking about a single machine ?

I use AVG free version along with AVG AntiSpyware. Once in a while, I let scan my system by other antispyware solutions like adaware/spybot/rootkitrevealers etc.

Or if you want to automate the procedure, there is this software called 'hitmanpro' which actually does everything by involving the software's above.

Cheers,
Rajesh
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aviandragon13Commented:
I'd recommend Spy Sweeper from Webroot. It will protect against spyware and has virus protection that you can add. It also will sweep for rootkits. It doesn't have a firewall, but you can get desktop firewall from Webroot also if you'd like.
www.webroot.com
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Computer101Commented:
Forced accept.

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