Best Free AV for Old PC?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Computernerd2003, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. Computernerd2003

    Computernerd2003 New Member

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    I have an older Windows 7 desktop that I need a free Antivirus for, one that's light on system resources preferably. I tried MBAM and it uses up quite a bit of CPU, my old PC would run loud when I had MBAM on it. I need something lightweight and completely 100% free.
     
  2. aldan

    aldan Active Member

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    try avast free version.what version of mbam did you have the free version or the paid?
     
  3. Computernerd2003

    Computernerd2003 New Member

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    Free, also I personally think avast sucks now so I don't use it.
     
  4. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    The problem you have is that you only have 3gb of ram. Running the OS itself on 3gb is gonna cause it have performance issues, plus having a slow mechanical hard drive doesn't help. Having an SSD and more ram would help.
     
  5. aldan

    aldan Active Member

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    since you say you are running mbam free it will not slow down your pc as it doesnt have realtime protection.this makes me really doubt you have a clue.
     

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