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10 best antivirus with low resource/CPU usage/small footprint

Ivan Jenic
by Ivan Jenic

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  • If you’re concerned about your computer resources, you must aim for a small footprint antivirus.
  • We’ve listed below an app that offers comprehensive protection against spyware, viruses, worms, adware, and rootkits but with low CPU usage.
  • A free solution with a built-in VPN to protect your online privacy is also a good choice.
  • You can find in our guide a lightweight antivirus with predefined settings and an intuitive interface.

ESET Antivirus comes with all the security tools that you may ever need to protect your data and privacy, including:
  • Anti-theft support
  • Webcam protection
  • Intuitive setup and UI
  • Multi-platform support
  • Banking-level encryption
  • Low system requirements
  • Advanced anti-malware protection

Some antivirus software is known to slow down devices while scanning or undergoing other activities on the system.

They eat a lot of resources. This issue has been a great concern with many antivirus software users.

However, there are some very good antivirus programs that require little resources, lead to low CPU usage, and don’t slow down the speed of your PC.

They also offer maximum protection against viruses and malware. In this post, we have compiled a list of antivirus software that falls into this category.

This post was written by Ivan Jenic and was first posted to WindowsReport

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