Best anti-virus software with least battery drain

low resource use anti-virus

Looking for an anti-virus software that won’t drain your battery life too much while scanning?  I would suggest a low resource AV like Avast or better yet use a cloud antivirus solution that does all the hard work in the cloud.  Panda Antivirus has great cloud powered anti-virus for personal use and for business use, you should consider BitDefender both have cloud antivirus solutions.

http://www.bitdefender.com/oem/cloud-protection.html

http://free.pandasecurity.com/

Below are ones you should avoid if you want to keep tings light resource usage.

ClamWin – high false positive rate, no real time/on access scanning, VERY slow to scan
PCTools Antivirus – EXTREMELY slow to scan, and somewhat of a resource hog

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