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Best 2011 Internet Security Software based on memory usage


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Guys I'm currently using Norton IS 2011 which I feel is just about OK on my memory.

Which is the best Internet security that is also memory friendly? I mean like is Kaspersky or Eset or any other IS better than Norton in terms of memory load?

Does anybody have any statistical review of various IS's?

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not kaspersky or eset, but would make sense to test yourself. Traditionally KIS is a bit of resource hug- no harm in testing both. I'd say the best is Avast

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I Think Avast is the best

Agreed, I bought a 2-years subscription for Avast Internet Security about a year ago and I'm VERY satisfied with it, especially with the release of version 6. I highly recommend it.

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I Think Avast is the best

I agree that Avast antivirus is awesome and I use Comodo for my firewall
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Norton IS is real good in my opinion .

used the last version on my old laptop .

it was light , fast and secure .....

found it real hard to bypass its security while using a patch or a software crack or even while testing some malware samples ...:yes:

has a good intelligent firewall and a very good Sonar detection engine .

( on second thoughts ,, , why dont you go for a layered approach while implementing Internet Security on your system ..... :think:....it always is better than a stand alone single unit setup ... )

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Look this , is free :dance2:

http://www.zenok.com/

and

http://www.zenok.com/tour/#system

Enjoy :lol:

I haven't tried it myself, but from what I heard it's a piece of crap (but don't quote me on that).

Back to the topic at hand, Avast is cheaper (for those who intend to buy) and a bit more customizable compared to Norton. While Norton on the other hand tends to do pretty much everything for you which could suite inexperienced users.

To sum it up for you; between Avast or Norton you can't go wrong. But I'd stay away from Kaspersky if I were you, it's not for the faint hearted and can be a bit of a memory hog sometimes.

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NIS11 and CounterSpy 4...both always at the top of their reviews. ^_^

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+1 for Avast Internet Security,i liked it that much i bought a 2 year license which is not something i usually do with software.

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Tried latest Norton slowed my computer at startup switched to Eset for faster computer starup and light memory usage, haven't tried Avast.

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NIS 2011 only use 4 MB memory in my win7 x64 so i vote for NIS 2011!

Yeah I mean NIS is fine and have been using for a while now. But what I've what I hate is the normal scan really ( i mean really really) heats my laptop a lot. and the idle scan (which runs whenever PC is idle) slows down my PC when i resume my laptop work. So was just looking for an effective alternative.

PS: I was reading about bitdefender and reviews shows its also a memory hog.

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One thing I forgot to mention; although Norton does offer better detection rate than Avast, but it (Norton) also have much higher rate of false positives which is one of the reasons I don't use it. Just thought I'd mention it.

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NIS 2011 only use 4 MB memory in my win7 x64 so i vote for NIS 2011!

Yeah I mean NIS is fine and have been using for a while now. But what I've what I hate is the normal scan really ( i mean really really) heats my laptop a lot. and the idle scan (which runs whenever PC is idle) slows down my PC when i resume my laptop work. So was just looking for an effective alternative.

PS: I was reading about bitdefender and reviews shows its also a memory hog.

You can turn off idle scaning!
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Well based on your statements here, I made a HUGE mistake buying KIS 2011 1 year license, :(... Been using it for 2 weeks now and can see the effect it has to my comps memory usage... A slight memory hog indeed, escpecially when it starts up with windows and when it updates signature databases and scans files (especially when scanning, but fortunately the scan times are quite short, even with full scan (usually under 1 hour)). I am considering buying Avast IS, but I think I'll stick with KIS 2011, because I've heard quite a lot of good things of it, security-wise. Correct me if I'm wrong...

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NIS 2011 only use 4 MB memory in my win7 x64 so i vote for NIS 2011!

Yeah I mean NIS is fine and have been using for a while now. But what I've what I hate is the normal scan really ( i mean really really) heats my laptop a lot. and the idle scan (which runs whenever PC is idle) slows down my PC when i resume my laptop work. So was just looking for an effective alternative.

PS: I was reading about bitdefender and reviews shows its also a memory hog.

You can turn off idle scaning!

Yes, that will help. But Norton still heavy enough for the old system. Luckily my laptop is not very old -_- . For my ancient P4 PC I personally use ESET. Avast for my second opinion because it was quite fast and doesn't use many resources.

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