Norton AntiVirus 2009 Gaming Edition

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!


  1. anonimus · January 3, 2009

    Para que pasar horas buscando llaves Kaspersky que solo estan en lista negra? Yo compre una licencia Kaspersky en en 2 USD por 100 dias de licencia y la verdad me va de lujo.
    Es muy barato y confiable

  2. Aditya · January 3, 2009

    @anonimus: Usted pasar horas? Lo tengo gratis!

  3. apoorv · February 14, 2009

    i have tried it and it is really good
    it hardly uses any ram
    and works like a dream
    even the trial version
    ill prefer this ,above all anti-virusis
    goog job

    p.s.-what language is the above

  4. Aditya · February 14, 2009

    @apoorv: Its Spanish.

  5. prateekv · March 4, 2009

    @ Aditya – I personally use Avast! and it works wonders for me! Much better than the others, and not very heavy on the RAM also.

    • Aditya · March 5, 2009

      Avast doesn’t have that blog, you see. I mean, I can’t use it to show off to others. Plus, Avast was giving me some problems. I don’t even have an anti-virus for XP. I use Norton Anti-Virus 2009 Gaming Edition for Windows 7, as it is the only one certified by Microsoft for giving protection for their new OS.

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