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Antivirus Software that isn't a resource Hog

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.
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firekoolCommented:
There sure is.

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

http://free.grisoft.com/
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/downloads-products/us/frt/0?prd=aff

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

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039

When you install AVG just accept it's defaults.
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KCTSCommented:
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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saroshjmistryCommented:
I'll third that, AVG is as good as you can get ...& lite on resources.
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phototropicCommented:
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:

http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

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

http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
http://www.eset.com/download/index.php

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

http://www.prevx.com/
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