Sometimes, the security vendors forget that people buy computers to work or play games and not just to run the antivirus software. They design large and bloated antivirus software that takes up 50% of the system RAM and makes the computer very slow for any kind of useful work. Sure the system is protected from malware, but now it is useless of anything else. If the latest version of the popular antivirus product is just too much for your old PC, then you should try alternatives like Exterminate It! which is a lightweight and effective anti-malware product for Windows computers.
With over 689,645 malware signatures (7th January, 2019), it is able to protect from all types of malware including the deadly ransomware and rootkits. In our tests, it was able to detect the well known EICAR test file easily. It is able to secure your computer against malicious programs in real-time while at the same time consuming very little of the system resources compared to antivirus software such as Norton or AVG.
Exterminate It! comes with four scan modes – memory scan, smart scan, full scan and custom scan. The memory scan mode is for scanning all the files, processes and other objects loaded in the RAM. The smart scan mode can quickly check all the common locations where the malware loves to hide. The full scan mode is for full and complete scan of your system but it takes a very long time. And in the custom mode, you can decide which parts of the computer you would want to scan.
Exterminate It! is a great anti-malware product for all Windows computers. Since it consumes lesser system resources, it is specially useful on older and slower computers. It scans the system very quickly and protectes you from spyware, malware, adware, viruses, rootkits and other threats. However, it does not scan the web stream and lacks some advanced features available in some well known antivirus products.
You can download Exterminate It! from https://www.exterminate-it.com/.