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Over more than a decade of using differnt softwares , there are softwares that are resouce hungry and consume most of the available RAM and CPU ,understanbly design softwares do consume more resources and the next in queue is security programs that are permanent resource hoggers since they need to run right from the start up screen on the Windows platform and till you click the shut down button.
Of lately i cam across GFI Vipre Anti virus software during a Gitex tech event in Dubai and the selling point of the software was "It wont slow down your PC " , i personally have used most of the paid and free antivirus software available online so decided to test this too you too can have a go at this software at vipreantivirus.com or on http://www.facebook.com/GFIVIPREAntivirus and they have a 30 day free trial to test out the software for a month .
Downloading and installating took over all 20 minutes on my poor internet connection which is rather 256Kbps connection .After installation i did a quick restart and hit the scan button to check for any vulnerabilities on my PC. Guess what i already had 32 risks on my PC which was earlier protected by a well known antivirus brand Huh! and thankfully the Vipre antivirus had fixed it check the screenshot below of the easy interface used by Vipre.
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After using for 3 days it looks like GFI Antivirus is extremly resorce friendly and no performance lag during windows startup or during normal operations and thanks to combined antispyware and antivirus combined in it.