Does real-time file system scanning affect performance?

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by thegreatoutlaw, May 2, 2012.

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  1. thegreatoutlaw

    thegreatoutlaw Registered Member

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    I excluded scanning from all my games and defragger. I also excluded a few files that didn't seem relevant to being scanned repeatedly.

    Is that a safe practice? Does real-time scanning affect performance?
     
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    It can do, on occasion, hence the need for exclusion from scanning. What other files did you exclude.
     
  3. Marcos

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    Excluding any files is not safe. For instance, those files might get infected with a virus and no protection module would report the infection then. If there's a performance problem while scanning certain files, it's better to solve it with the help of Customer care than by excluding the files.
     
  4. stanr

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    ESET seems to be the lightest on performance of any I've tried. In fact it's the only one that doesn't bring my older XP machine to it's knees.

    I don't even know it's there on the windows 7 machine.
     
  5. m0unds

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    yeah, that's been the case with ESS on my little AMD Neo powered netbook (1.2GHz single core) - it's the only product i've used on that little guy that doesn't slow its boot time to a crawl or otherwise seriously negatively impact its already sad performance, haha.
     
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