Lightweight free Firewall and Antivirus for XP?

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    simbeb

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    I am using AVG Free and ZoneAlarm as my antivirus and firewall on my main PC. I know that because they are especially good softwares, they use a fair amount of resource. Do you guys know of any other freeware antivirus and firewall that would be less resource-hungry for an XP installation on the SSD?

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    Could you post the memory usage as shown in the task manager? That might help for comparison's sake.

    I use AVG free for anti-virus and Comodo Pro (also free) for my firewall.

    According to Windows Task Manager, Comodo is using about 10mb total between the two processes I see it using (cmdagent and cfp).
     
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    I use avg free also but no firewall.
    Avg is not the best but its the best for free.
    And i dont think there are any other light weight and free Antivurs programs
    besides avast and antivir which have pop ups though.
     
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    avg is about the lightest name brand scanner, and it's free! The only brand I would actually pay for is trend micro, the very best in the industry.
     
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    I'd go for sygate personal firewall.
    It has been discontinued, but it's good, lightweight, highly configurable. Oh, and it IS free (as a beer).
    You should find it on softpedia.
     
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    standard xp sp3 firewall does me
    www.avast.com free edtion for antivirus
     
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    I would suggest Trend Micro, which occupies ~35mb of ram.
     
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    I use Avg 8 and the stock Vista firewall, I didn't notice any performance issue even with 1Gb of RAM.
     
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    I run AVG and never have any problems.
     
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    I just installed AVIRA on my SSD AAO since I can't help not downloading stuff from the net. But everytime I startup it complaines of not having enough virtual memory. I now had to enable virtual memory and put a small size. Any fix to this?
     
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    I'm using Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition. Seems like a very minimalistic antivirus for me. Also use that for my desktop too.
     
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    I am using Avast Free edition and it runs smooth and fast
     
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    This is how all the antiviruses should be compared. Perhaps everyone should upload the reading in the task manager along their suggestion in order for it to be more authentic to the reader.
     
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