A friend has a very old Toshiba laptop running windows 7 SP1, 32 bit, 4 GB of ram. He really does not use it so he doesn't need a newer one, and it's surprisingly fast for an old laptop.
He brought it to me to install few games for him, noticed that node32 he has is a 2011 version so I removed it and installed Avast, nothing serious was found when I scanned the laptop, but I did notice that it took a toll on the laptop's performance.
I'm tempted to uninstall it, this laptop survived years without an antivirus, I don't want to kill because of one. I'm looking for:
- A free antivirus
- Very lightweight, works on very old 32 bit laptops, like designed specifically for them
- Not web based like Panda, it has to work fully offline, the internet in my country is so slow.
- It does not have to be perfect, you get what you pay for, I just want some sort of a protection for an old rarely used laptop. I know that a bad AV is like no AV, but still, good AVs won't run smoothly on this laptop anyhow.