I'm looking for a free (gratis) antivirus program for Windows XP that runs silently.
By silently, I mean that I want a program that will automatically start, update itself, and scan without bothering the user unless something is detected.
I'm running Windows XP inside Windows 7's XP Mode (Windows Virtual PC). I was using Microsoft Security Essentials, and up until the end-of-support day, it was working great. Now Security Essentials is anything but silent, nagging me several times to stop using XP every time I start up the virtual machine.
- Free (gratis)
- Runs on Windows XP
- Updates and protects with no user interaction, and does not bother the user for anything other than a positive detection.