Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 16th Sep 2008 23:48 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Our friends at Geeks.com, known for their cheap laptops offers, sent in one of the most popular netbooks around: the Asus Eee PC. The model is the 701 4G, with 512 MB RAM, and Windows XP in it. Read through for a review of the product.
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RE[2]: XP on that machine
by miscz on Wed 17th Sep 2008 01:34 UTC in reply to "RE: XP on that machine"
miscz
Member since:
2005-07-17

I recommend ESET Smart Security (it's NOD32 with internet security tools) for older machines... and for modern ones too. It's very lightweight and still can deal with everything efficiently. In my experience it's usually using 30-40MB of RAM. It's not free like AVG though.

Using two different antimalware solutions is a bit too much for any computer IMHO.

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RE[3]: XP on that machine
by Eugenia on Wed 17th Sep 2008 01:39 in reply to "RE[2]: XP on that machine"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

AVG Free does not do anti-spyware (only the paid version does), that's why Windows Defender is needed to complement AVG Free's anti-virus service. I wouldn't use both if there was a duplication in functionality. Before I installed Windows Defender I tried Lavasoft's Ad-Aware. This application did NOT execute on my Eee PC. It would die on load with a cryptic error message.

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RE[4]: XP on that machine
by ReactQ on Wed 17th Sep 2008 02:14 in reply to "RE[3]: XP on that machine"
ReactQ Member since:
2008-09-17

AVG 8.0 has Anti-Spyware protection in the free version.

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