AV-Comparative Performance Test of Anti-Virus Software May 2013

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  1. King Grub

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    Another proof that almost all AV are close in performance. Its Not that great factor which used to be few years back.
     
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    Yes, but I think that there are significant changes compared with the previous performance test (Oct.2012).
     
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    Kaspersky one of the best when it comes to system impact? Who would have thought THAT not too long ago...
     
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    Well... I still can't believe it but everyone have different experience with AV
     
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    I find Kis 2013 very light on the system.
     
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    As does the latest AV-Test and Passmark tests.
     
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    I don't understand why Webroot did not participate in this test. This is their ace test that they advertise. It's their marketing idea to be the lightest of them all.

    o_O
     
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    Impact on system boot time was not tested in this test. For me Kaspersky and trend micro take long time to appear in the task bar. It may be the delay is starting the GUI and not protection itself. But still I find until the icon appears in the task bar some of the programs are slow to open.
     
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    Page four explains why system boot time was not tested. It appears many products do not provide adequate boot protection by default.
     
  11. King Grub

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    Indeed, "we test from sporadically in performance tests if the products are loading all their protection modules before e.g. malware in the start-up folder is executed. Several products failed this test, except AVG, Bitdefender, eScan,
    Kingsoft, Microsoft and Sophos. Those were the only products that detected and blocked the malware before its execution after system start-up"
     
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    Source?
    Thanks,
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  13. King Grub

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    From the test report this thread is about.
     
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    F-Secure tops again!
     
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    I had missed that, thinking that the test was a test of load on the system and not effectiveness.
    Thanks,
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    How much of a concern is this? If all others failed to detect and block malware at start-up, should users be concerned, or is it rare for malware to do this (it would already have to be on the system, no)?
     
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    Oh my! An A-V Comparatives test Symantec didn't bomb. Do I see an olive branch being extended here?:-*
     
  18. Fly

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    No real surprises.

    I haven't used VIPRE for a long time, but I remember it was somewhat slow.

    McAfee ? Is there ANY reason to use it, outside a corporate environment ? :D
     
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    No "olive branch"; results are as you see them. Symantec has focused on performance and hence they are good at it. Protection? Well, see my previous posts :)
     
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    Very interesting test! I haven't used an AV for a long time just because I felt it would slow me down. This test shows me otherwise.
     
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    See page 179 of Dec 2012 Summary Report: http://www.av-comparatives.org/summary-reports/
    ...and I believe that process of working together has already started, so hopefully we'll be able to see and compare WSA's AV-C Test Results in the not too distant future.
     
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    Bitdefender did pretty well on this test. Surprising.
     
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    Maybe on their computers. I have 3 different quality computers, and I can tell you that depending on a variety of factors, two of these would not have made my list. In all honesty, Eset and Avast would have replaced them.
     
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    I'm shocked by Kingsoft. It has been one of the lightest AVs I have used.
     
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