Question, I have a friend that can't afford an upgrade at this time, and he's running a computer with 2gb RAM and he installed Avast Free but it takes his browsers a long time to load and open to the homepage. He's looking for a free AV that won't slow him down. Are Panda Free, Bitdefender Free or 360 Internet Security worth the time to check out, or do you have any recommendations ? Thanks.
Posted 21 January 2015 - 06:53 PM
Of all the Antivirus products you listed, Panda Free Antivirus would be the best one considering the RAM installed on the system. Panda Free Antivirus, being a Cloud-based Antivirus will take a minimum of resources on the system, leaving them free for other tasks and processes. Personally, this is what I go with when I have to install an Antivirus on a computer that have less than 3GB of RAM. What version of Windows is he running?
Posted 21 January 2015 - 11:43 PM
Hi Aura, I'm not really sure of the OS he's running but if I had to take a guess by the amount of RAM he's got, I would say an old XP. He's been out of work for awhile and can't afford an upgrade of any sorts at the moment. That's why I'm trying to help him out.
Posted 22 January 2015 - 01:33 AM
I recommended to use panda security antiivirus.. If you got any slow downl problem please below points
Before we start troubleshooting the problem, there are 2 things to clarify
1.- If you already have Panda Antivirus Pro 2014 installed, why did you install Panda Cloud Antivirus? Having more than one antivirus installed at the same time is never recommended, what is more I don't understand how did you manage to install both as when installing any of them it will detect the other to be installed and will ask to uninstall it
2.- PNMDiag tool is only for troubleshooting issues caused by Consumer firewall product issues. Did you install Panda Antivirus Pro 2014 Firewall?
Sumarizing, your license is for Panda Antivirus Pro 2014, so, please uninstall Panda Cloud Antivirus if it's still installed
Uninstall as well PNMDiag toll as you are not having any issue caused by Panda Antivirus Pro 2014 Firewall protection
Posted 22 January 2015 - 05:37 AM
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Posted 22 January 2015 - 10:54 AM
Well thanks for your help. I'll give him your suggestion. The reason I mentioned Bitdefender Free was because when I was running on low specs, it worked pretty good but not great, and all I hear is about 360 Security, but I'm not too sure about that one. See you around Aura, if you think of anything else, I'll be around.
Posted 23 January 2015 - 05:19 AM
I have never experience or never heard that avast free antivirus has caused browsers to slow down. I think you should check for other options as Avast is a very light weight and no problem causing software.
Posted 24 April 2015 - 09:21 PM
I am using Avast Free with an old laptop with a 1.6ghz processor, 1GB RAM, and XP.
It runs fine but I have been considering Panda Free because I have heard that it is very light.
Posted 24 April 2015 - 09:24 PM
And yes, Panda Free Antivirus is more light-weight than avast! Free. If you could add at least 1GB of RAM to that computer, it would be better.
Posted 24 April 2015 - 09:40 PM
Actually, I think I have a 512mb of RAM somewhere that I could add if I can find it.
On another forum, someone mentioned that Qihoo 360 runs very light on low spec computers, but I'm not sure if he added the optional Avira and Bitdefender engines.
Posted 24 April 2015 - 09:43 PM
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