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Best virus software for low ram computer

I have a 5 year old dell inspiron laptop. it has 256MB of ram and I am running the verizon security suite on it. it is impossibly slow. Any suggestions for for virus software that runs ok on old computers?

(I had to put dell inspiron 1000 into the product field b/c the menu didnt have a selection for the 1100--but the actual model is an inspiron 1100).

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Try AVG
Avira

this antivirus softwares are free to use and they dont make your systems slow

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Dell inspiron 1100 processes slow


Hello and Welcome to FixYa!

Try re-installing your operating system (you can use System Recovery if your laptop is equipped with. But do make sure that you have all your important data back up to external mass storage media). Make sure that your laptop is virus free. If the problem still persists, I would suggest you to upgrade your Ram to a maximum of 512mb. If your system is equipped with 128 or 256mb of ram. Upgrade it to 512mb Pc2100 DDR SDRAM.

Have a nice day,

Concerned.

Oct 21, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1100 Notebook

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On my 2 laptops, what is, and why, do I get the message "CPU 100% usage" ? That message always freezes my computer for varying, long periods of time. Thank you.


spam and virus would be the 1st thing i would check.
do ctrl alt delete and check how many processes are running

  • when u 1st install windows xp there's about 33 processes give or take 5. if the number is realy high then its cuzz u have to many programs running if its low then its cuzz of spam and virus.
  • there is a slim chance its a hardwar problem like hard drive or ram when i fixed computers 90% was software
if spam and virus get avg its free!!! install it and do all the updates then shut the laptop off and push f8 key and go in to safe mode and do a scan do the a few times but it the viruses and been in there long some times u have to reinstall windows

to many processes what i would do is go to start and to run and put(msconfig)go to start up and disable all and in services click hide microsoft services. then disable all the ones you see that will make it run faster. but it may make and plug and play items u may have installed not to work.(printers ect) if u r not to good with computers best bet would be to reinstall the drivers. you can do this step to lower the processes and may stop some of the weak spam and virus that start up when you 1st trun on the computer.

Aug 15, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook

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Adding computer memory


The only thing you could do is put in a 256MB module in the slot that you have access to. Only one socket is user upgradable. The second socket is only upgradable by a Dell service center. They would have to install a second 256 module to get you to the 512MB max.

Jan 22, 2010 | PC Laptops

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System Suite 9 won't run Antivirus or show updated pattern files


get the anti-virus avg, i think its the best and free anti virus out there, it finds the virus and shows u it got rid of it.

Oct 27, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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Im trying to fix up my wife's Dell Inspiron B130 instead of buying a new computer. what is the best processor, and video card upgrade i can do?


You don't want to upgrade the cpu. As for the video card it can't be changed as its build into the laptop motherboard.

I would highly recommend that you instead upgrade the ram memory on the laptop since it will give you a bigger performance increase than a new cpu or video card.

The machine only has 256MB of ram, get atleast 512MB or 1024 /1gb of ram and it will work much better.

Jul 09, 2009 | Dell Inspiron B130 Notebook

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Inspiron 4000 won't start


Install the old RAM, download and install the A23 BIOS flash, then try the new RAM again.

Apr 17, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 4000 Notebook

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Install Win XP SP 2


Yes you can, Do I recomend it, no, Why?

Windows easily uses up to 756MB of RAM to run the O/S alone but can run at a minimum of 512MB.

I have personally seen it run on as low as a 900Mhz processor, 256MB of RAM and on a 10 gig hard drive.

If you decide to install windows XP on the specs you describe above please note the following.

1. System will be very slow and have lengthy start up times.

2. Applications may crash or take a long time to open.

3. With all the updates for WinXP you will easily use 8 gigs for installing XP and its updates. Not to mention whatever software you will use/install.

4. On a system with those low specs, you probably have a low end video card whcih may result in: A. chooppy windows, screen freezing, system crashes and lock ups, low video graphics all around.


I would probably go with windows 2000 instead. If your bent on having XP, at least upgrade the RAM to as much as possible. Then install windows and only install the programs you really need, remove any other junk.

Hope this is of some help to you, good luck

Feb 17, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 4000 Notebook

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DELL Inspiron 9300 1Gbyte RAM, that has a CPU race condition


Do you still have the Dell Resource CD? If so, run the 32-bit diagnostic tests by inserting the Resource CD or Drivers and Utilities disk and press F12 when you start the computer (as soon as you see the DELL logo). Then boot from the CD-ROM. Run the Express Test. Check for error messages. Go to support.dell.com and search for that error message or codes.

Dec 08, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 9300 PC Notebook

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Norton or avg free edition?


Both AVG and nod32 are quite good against viruses, but being only antivirus, and not a complete security suite, are both weak against other malaware threats.

If you do not want to buy a complete security suite like Nornon internet security, or Macafee security sute you can buy either AVG or nod32. Install a firewall like Zonealarm or similar to integrate the antivirus protection. AVG takes less RAM than nod 32, otherwise performances are similar.

If you are really worried about additional threats, you can integrate a free antivirus with a firewall and a good antimalaware like Spybot-S&D. This may slow down the computer a bit.

Oct 19, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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