I was looking for a pc forum to get some help with this
i found this forum so i take my chance and post it here.
Ok i am temporarly using a 7 years old Computer with a Athlon 800 mhz processor and 512 Mb memory on Win Xp
It runs very slow if i use Some of the new antivirus like Kaspersky or Norton
its freeze if i both transfer by usb (mp3 players, pendrivers) and browse internet at once.
So i need a antivirus something that is keen to my specs.
I have been using Nod32 before until i got the Memory resident virus Virut.A
that replicate it self forever to all .exe on the pc.
Nod32 didnt detect this, a scan with kaspersky did.
Virut.A is a Big problem for me since is not the first time i got it
in one year i got it 3 times
So i want an antivirus that protect well against virut.a and remove it.
since last time i had to Format my Drive when i got Virut.a
As i Said the pc i use at the moment is slow so i cant use Kaspersky or the latest Norton as my default antivirus, and i dont trust Nod32 anymore
beside nod32 is dificult to setup.
I been using the Free Bitdefender8 some time it was fast for my pc
but had 2 problems: It took an eternity to scan and now when i try to update i cant just got "has never been updated" and "Updated failed"
so i got rid of the Bitdefender thing.
Now i am installing AVG 7.5 antivirus to try that, is even free
I heard is good but not the best but what i liked it has a removal tool for Virut.A the so called rmvirut.exe if this work it help greatly against that virut.A virus if i ever get it again.
Should i use AVG for this old pc or is there something better?
The antivirus i dont want is:
Panda (found protection to be low)
Zonealarm antivirus (integrated into zonealarm)
Mc.affe (had very bad experiece with it on old pc)
And ofcourse: the latest Norton and kaspersky would not be so good on a old pc.
NOW, What about using Norton 2004 ?
and older norton would not be such a big resource hog.
So mainly my choice is: AVG, Norton 2004 or another antivirus that work good with Old pc.
MEanwhile i will try out AVG because bitdefender was useless since i couldnt update it anymore.
And later i guess i Install Kaspersky on the new pc when i get it pc back