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Can the experts here recommend a free antivius which does not slow down the system and at the same time provides reliable protection. I have tried a few and all of them did slow down my system. Thanks.

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Norton Anti Virus is the best Anti Virus Software out there. Good alternatives are AVG and McAfee.
Download Norton: http://antivirus.norton.com/norton/ps/1up_ca_en_360t2.html?om_sem_cid=hho_sem_sy:us:ggl:en:e%7Ckw0000001532%7C7363813036
Download AVG: http://www.avg.com/us-en/buyav-ppc_1?ctype=ppc_us_gs_0005_buyav_1&wm_crID=4946383&wm_lpID=28388258&wm_ctID=383&wm_kwID=16996389&wm_mtID=1&wm_content=0&wm_g_crID=6384203462&wm_g_kw=www+%2bAVG+com&wm_g_pcmt=&wm_g_cnt=0&wm_kw=www+%2bAVG+com&wm_sd=1
Download McAfee: http://home.mcafee.com:80/root/landingpage.aspx?LPName=/performics/3products_v3&culture=en-us&affid=736&aco=0&PPCid=GGSearch&ctst=1

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You can use comodo It has Antivirus, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Rootkit & Bot protection and also Auto Sandbox Technology where malicious application is isolated with out infecting ur pc..so that u can use it..It doesnot slows down your system adn its reliable
http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/free-internet-security.php

You also try these
http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download
http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-free-antivirus

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