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Default 10-20-2009, 12:21 AM

If you are looking to pay for one, I'd recommend NOD32 AV (not the the whole security suite). It is blazing fast and has one of the best, if not the best overall VB100 scores.

I have been testing the new MS Security Essentials AV program, and it is not slowing down my system at all. As long as the coverage is good, it could be a winner.

If you look at the VB100 tests NOD32 and Kaspersky are always scoring the highest. Norton used to have a lot of resource issues, but seems to have gotten better. The same goes for McAfee.
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Default 10-20-2009, 01:17 AM

Norton 2010 works very nicely on my Mini 9 running Win7. Very low load. I use Norton Internet Security and like its firewall implementation very much.

MS Security Essentials is very good for a free program. Not a lot of frills or customization, and it's not particularly fast at scans, but it works.

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Default 10-20-2009, 01:53 AM

Another recommendation for Norton Internet Security 2010.

Norton used to be so bloated and a resource hog, but the last couple of releases they've really streamlined it down a lot, and it doesn't impact my A90 that I can tell in normal usage.

It gives me total control over every aspect of how programs use my network, which I love.

Give it a try, you've got nothing to lose, except maybe a virus or two.

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Default 10-20-2009, 05:32 AM

I must agree on the comments re Norton 2010 - I have been using it on my Mini 9 and two desktops for the past month. It is a world away from older Norton products - nice features and no noticeable performance hit. So, another recommendation for Norton 2010.

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Default 10-21-2009, 08:12 AM

Each to his own!

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Default panda - 11-10-2009, 03:12 PM

panda cloud! thats what i use. boot time on mini 9 is around 25-30 seconds and its free
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Default 11-10-2009, 09:05 PM

Originally Posted by bjd223 View Post
I have been testing the new MS Security Essentials AV program, and it is not slowing down my system at all. As long as the coverage is good, it could be a winner.
I just switched to that from AVG and it seems great. Perfomed well in tests too: MS Security Essentials test shows 98% detection rate for 545k malware samples | Zero Day |
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Default Mse - 11-20-2009, 01:20 AM

I'm loving Microsoft Security Essentials, it's not the least be intrusive. But I'm a Machead so WTF do I know about Malware?

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