Acer One Netbook - Model AOD255
Windows 7 Starter SP1 (32-bit)
Intel Atom CPU N450 @ 1.66GHz
Charter Security Suite (F-Secure)
Browser is Firefox - latest update.
How much real-time scanning do I really need? Would Windows Defender and doing a frequent manual scan be sufficient for me? I'm RAM and CPU-challenged and it's almost impossible to get around my constantly-performing-something anti-virus. It was the same with McAfee and even Avast.
I don't download movies, music or games.
I don't play games or stream music online.
I have no P2P apps.
All devices (4) are wired to my router - none are wireless (due to a neighbor's neat aircrack trick)
My devices are NOT networked together.
I don't visit porn & hack/crack-ware sites.
I don't Facebook, Twitter, Intsagram, etc.
I don't have email on this machine, either.
On this machine, I only (but daily) visit:
and 1 local news site
On occasion I visit my banks and iTunes
All AVs I've tried mess up Netflix and Xfinity to a degree that I can't even watch. Unloading the real-time scanners have worked every time but I get nervous leaving them off for hours at a time. I love the convenience of this little netbook and don't want to have to abandon it. Any advice or solution? Is there an anti-virus with a setting especially for this?
Thanks for any tips.
Edited by medusa9, 27 December 2014 - 08:55 PM.