Antivirus Software that isn't a resource Hog

Posted on 2007-10-12
Last Modified: 2013-11-22
Is there an Antivirus software that isn't a resource Hog like Norton? I uninstalled Norton 360 from my Latptop (Vista Premuim) to see if that extends my battery life and doubled my battery life.
Question by:ronfast
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    There sure is.

    One of many that is widely accepted is AVG. And it is free.

    However you want to run the Norton removal tool first to uninstall Norton.

    When you install AVG just accept it's defaults.
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    I'll second that AVG is an excellent product - good at what it does without the 'bloat' and 'resource hogging' that seems to plauge Norton/Symantec products. Its also free for personal/home use which is a significant bonus
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    I'll third that, AVG is as good as you can get ...& lite on resources.
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    To be fair to Norton, their 360 product is a security suite, so it contains a lot more apps than just an av scanner.  Having said that, I can't think of a good reason to use it...
    For variety, as well as AVG, there is another highly regarded av program which is free:

    You can also pay for av software which is lighter and less expensive than Norton:

    Good luck!!!
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    Sorry.  That second link should be:

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