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Lightweight Anti-virus?

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Basically something that isn't always in the background & doesn't hog up resources, so I can just scan-on-demand. ClamWin AV is exactly what I need, but it has not a good database. Has to be available offline, so "cloud" AV isn't acceptable. I don't like how Avast, AVG, etc takes over my system, & doing an install/scan/uninstall is a pain.
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avast or Microsoft Security Essentials are the best freebies, honestly.

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avast or Microsoft Security Essentials are the best freebies, honestly.

Thanks for the reply.
Yes, they are "best" at finding viri, but not best for me since I just want to scan on demand, & not have my system taken over. So my question is still unanswered.

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If all you want is scan on demand, your question has indeed been answered. Also, the plural of virus is technically viruses - the double-i plural is only for latin words who's root also ends in i ;).
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I would suggest HouseCall in that case.
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avast or Microsoft Security Essentials are the best freebies, honestly.




yes my friend avast is the best free av available i have used antivir,comodo.avg.mse. after evaluating them i find that avast is the best alround performer.




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