This blog is primarily concerned with NIS 2007 (and a bit on NIS 08). I have nothing to say about more recent versions.

This blog is more or less dormant (except for occasional comments on related news), and is being left on-line as a historical record and perhaps as a warning to future generations of anti-virus coders.


Clam: The ultimate in low resource usage

"Please note that ClamWin Free Antivirus does not include an on-access real-time scanner. You need to manually scan a file in order to detect a virus or spyware."

Talk about your low resource usage. Zero until you invoke it to scan a file.

If you're not sure it is the right AV tool for your PC, it probably isn't.


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Fred de Vries said...

The exists an AV that has even less resource usage: PlaceboAV from

Download here:

PlaceboAV is just as effective as leading anti-virus software—that is, completely ineffective—whilst having no negative impact on system performance, and never bugging you with extraneous errors.

Get the full performance out of your computer, in total peace of mind because there's a little icon in your system tray so you must be safe. And if you're worried that your protection isn't up to date, open the program window, and simply click the Update button for all the latest definitions!

(NB. Since there are no definitions, the Update function does not actually bother to contact the definitions server, and just pretends to load updates. This is more efficient on network bandwidth. And also there is no definitions server.)

Anonymous said...

A bit late for April 1st, but an excellent comment. LOL