Antivir PE lighter than AVG Free now?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by duke1959, Oct 10, 2006.

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  1. duke1959

    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    After recently using AVG Free and now the latest updated version of Antivir PE, I don't feel there is as much, if any difference in my PC performance like there was between them in the past, with AVG Free being lighter at the time. I did have some slow down with my programs opening and logging onto FireFox when I used Avast and AOL AVS, but never with AVG Free, or now with Antivir. I think AVG Free may still have the edge in this department, maybe because of the way it scans in RealTime compared to Antivir, but I think it's almost too close to call now. Just wondering what anyone else thinks about this, as being light on system resources was always one of AVG Free's attractions, at least for me. Thanks.
     
  2. WSFuser

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    ive never had AVG on my computers, but ive always considered Antivir to be light. its on-demand scanner is fast too.
     
  3. RejZoR

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    AntiVir 7 with max heuristics is at least for me as fast as AVG if not even faster...
     
  4. kdm31091

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    Always seemed approximately equal to me.
     
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    Both have had minimal impact on my systems, but I haven't used AVG very much, do I don't know very well how heavy it runs.

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  6. cheater87

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    i like aavast for its p2p scanning
     
  7. kdm31091

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    That's true although really, any AV would catch p2p malware if it tries to run. That's why you can run Avast with just Standard shield and be pretty much fine.
     
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    My experience as well.
     
  9. duke1959

    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    The only difference I believe I see, is that when logging on or off I think it was faster when using AVG Free.
     
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