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    Kaspersky is a pretty tiny program as well. 64Mb for just the AV software.
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    M$ security essentials is what i use, very light on overhead, plays well with all flavors of windows and is free! SNO

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    dont use anything, its very easy to not get a virus, especially on a car pc. A little common sense and a bit of know-how goes a long way.

    The only AV i can recommend is Norton AV 2010. Im a computer repairman by profession, and work on a few hundred PC's a year, maybe half of them have viruses...I know which programs work and which do not. If a PC comes to me infected with an antivirus on it already, it gets scratched off the list because it obviously didnt work.
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    I used to use Norton. I quit because my computer started getting slow, so I used my portable Avast to scan it and it picked up what Norton failed to.
    I have bad luck with vehicles...

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    Norton 2009 and newer was completely redesigned so it doesnt cripple your computer. The prior versions were very resource consuming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blazinlow View Post
    Norton 2009 and newer was completely redesigned so it doesnt cripple your computer. The prior versions were very resource consuming.
    I disagree.

    We use Norton at work and we got a brand new shipping computer. When I installed Norton on that computer we couldn't get to secure sites anymore, a typical Norton problem. I removed Norton and everything works fine. Eventually we ended up formatting the brand new computer and installing Norton as the very first thing just in case it wasn't playing well with something else on the computer. Still couldn't access secure sites. I had to setup OE just to check emails.

    Norton 2010 also blocks some downloaded software without giving you the option to allow it. I think if I remember correctly, you have to go into Norton, allow it, then re-download the software.

    I do agree that AV software isn't required on a carPC. If anything at all, use a firewall but even then...eh.
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    ^^ not going to debate norton in this thread...ive seen stuff like that with Internet Security or 360 which I stay away from. Ive sold 100's of copies of the plain jane antivirus and have not had 1 call regarding issues you describe.

    If a file is suspicious, an alert will appear in the bottom right of the screen which you can choose whether to allow it or not or learn more using Norton Insight.

    Bottom line is Ive seen it run very nicely on a XP machine with only 256MB RAM, and the customers that I've setup with Norton AV havent had reinfections since. Can't say that about Avira, Avast, AVG, McAfee, or Security Essentials.
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    microsoft security essentials is perfect for windows 7 it hogs no very little and very effective pair it with windows firewall 0and a free malewarebytes scan every once and a while and your good! i used them all nod32 is one of the best as far as not slowing down your pc but microsoft se is lighter and just as effective and free!

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    blazinlow, after working with a PC Security Firm for over 2 years I saw infections on machines that had Norton AV, or AdAware, or SpyBot, McAfee, etc... Every imagineable AV software - I've seen it. Having to remove infections from them when their own scanners failed - the only combination we saw that would work 99/100 times was Safe Mode w/ Networking: ComboFix/MalwareBytes, then again in Normal Mode.

    Really, there is no fail safe AV solution. I've seen infections that survived standard format/reinstall with the Windows disc, (yet to see one survive a good DBAN wipe).

    That being said, on my personal machine at home I ran XP for 5 years with no AV software, automatic updates, and the windows firewall disabled (I HATE that thing). While I was working part time at said firm one of the guys on the dev team doubted my machine. I let him remote into it and after several scans nothing came back negative.

    I honestly believe with proper surfing habits, and common sense when it comes to random websites/links you can keep your PC clean.

    Did I also mention I hate the FireFox is safer than Internet Explorer debate, and refuse to use FireFox?

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    Another thumbs up for Micro$oft Essential AV. I used to use avg but recently it became slow, detect less virus (from experience) and it laggs Internet explorer loading it program before every site I visit.
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