Finally. Symantec realised that the most popular antivirus in the world was pretty heavy on the computers. Keeping this in mind, they released their new Norton AntiVirus 2009. This time, they also have a Gaming Edition!! Norton is actually very light this time. I tried out NAV 2K8 and chucked it out within a week. It ate up resources as if nothing else was running. Then I switched to AVG, McAfee, Kaspersky, NOD32, and finally settled for avast! Then I switched back to the world’s most trusted.
This is the memory footprint.
All the blue stuff is the memory being used now, and all the yellow stuff is Norton’s usage. Its using so less, that you cant even see it. If possible, look at the small yellow pixel in the bottom right corner.
This is the CPU Usage.
This is how the window looks like. Notice how Norton boasts about it being lightweight.
Just to make sure they weren’t lying, I fired up the Task Manager. See the highlighted, selected, blue row.
Uses only 5.3 MB! Thats less than the 6 MB mentioned on the home page!
Now, as you go into fullscreen (even for a game or a media player while watching a movie), Norton activates Gaming Mode. It uses as less resources as possible, and uses them according to resources available, and temporarily disables updates and notifications. Work Play uninterrupted!