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Best Antivirus for Netbooks

Shashank Nakate Nov 1, 2018
Choosing an anti-virus software for a netbook can be a tricky task. Here we enlist the best options available in the market, along with their minimum system requirements.
Netbooks have become extremely popular over the last few years. With its growth in popularity, the need to provide them with a secured protection system is also rising. Netbooks have CPUs which consume less power. Less power consumption brings the disadvantage of less computing power. An antivirus software should work seamlessly.
It should be light on the resources. Some anti-virus softwares burden the system, and require a fast processor and a big enough RAM. Anti-viruses can adversely affect the performance of a netbook, making it slow and draining the battery fast. Therefore, you need to carefully choose the appropriate software to secure your netbook.

Top 5 Antivirus Software for Netbooks

Bitdefender Total security

Bitdefender has a dedicated scanning for outdated software and weak network problems, along with file and system scans. It proves to be anti-ransomware (a malicious attack, that denies access to most important files). The software being capable of real time detection and removal of the newest threats stands great for the high intensity web users.
System Requirements:
  • Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 or higher
  • Intel core 2 duo or equivalent processor
  • 2 GB Ram
  • Internet Explorer 10 or higher

Norton total security

Norton is one of the best anti-virus software, prefect in the scanning and eradicating malware, with less impact on the system. It scores 100% in both known malware and unknown zero day malware. The interface is functional and bright. Its bonus features include Norton Safe Search and Norton Home Page.
System requirements:
  • Windows 10/8/7/Vista
  • 256 MB of RAM
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later (32-bit only)
  • Mozilla® Firefox 3.0 and later (32-bit only)

Avast Free Antivirus

Avast features quick scanning, that is, avast scans the PC faster and eliminates processor delay. It also saves time by scanning only files which have not been scanned yet. It runs through the virtual environment, without compromising the system performance. The latest version of Avast has an automatic ‘mute to pop ups’ in gaming sites.
System requirements:
  • Operating system Microsoft Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 or higher / Vista / XP SP2 or higher(any Edition, 32-bit or 64-bit)
  • 256 MB RAM memory or above
  • 1.5 GB of free hard disk space
  • Working Internet connection

Avira Free Antivirus

If you want a quick scan that is thorough enough to clean your PC of all latent infections present on your disk or network, then Avira Free anti-virus is the answer. Here APC helps to improve the overall transmission of samples, and it also gets into deep file scanning.
System requirements:
  • Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7
  • 2GB and RAM space
  • Internet connection

AVG AntiVirus Free

AVG is one of the most well-known anti-theft suite. The latest version has the benefits of file shielding, web shielding, a built-in firewall, and an integrated password manager, thus keeping your system protected in all ways.
System requirements:
  • Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7/XP
  • 256 MB RAM or above
  • 2 GB free space on the hard disk
  • Standard screen resolution not less than 800 x 600 pixels is recommended
After checking the features and system requirements mentioned here, choose the one that suits your needs the best, and get your netbook protected right away.