Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Spartan, May 8, 2020.
avg, yes, so it has always been. but avast used to be a decent av sw back in the day.
My experience is with Kaspersky Internet Security and Avira Pro, I have never used free editions. I've used Avira Pro since 2007 and I've never been infected. Unlike other people's opinion, I have no idea if KIS or Avira Pro would totally protect my system from malware in all possible contingencies, I rely on virtualization and imaging programs for 100% security. An AV is just an identifier if malware can be identified, and the only quick way (along with VirusTotal for super paranoids) to check downloads for anomalies. The reason of my choice is the high standards of detection through the years with testing companies like AV Comparatives.
I also have 8 GB of RAM on 3 Win10 laptops (2 i7 and 1 i5), and even though KIS and Avira are faster than WD, it is hardly noticeable. About 3 years ago from memory WD was definitely heavier, it seems reasonable nowadays.
AVG was just fine before the merger. After Avast took over, it took a turn for the worse.
I really wonder why Kaspersky is always good in performance tests but always fat and slow on my computer.
It probably conflicts with something in your computer either other software you have running or drivers. It would require a lot of testing to discover what and is causing it. It's also known to be slower in older hardware, mainly in computers with low RAM capacity.
What amount of memory do you have? Also might help under scan settings go to the advanced settings tab and under scan optimization change to scan only new and recently changed files after an initial full scan of course.
A lot of memory, a fast cpu, ssd harddrive ... I think there must be something wrong with Kaspersky source code. Bitdefender and Panda are very light, so I don't need a new computer now.
I agree with these results.
I have Kaspersky and Avira too. On other PC/Laptops, I installed Avira so I can monitor in my dashboard.
For my personal Laptop, I have KTS and it is good too.
Both have almost the same results.
Agreed, we actually used to use AVG. From my understanding since the Avast takeover they are the same code base with a different UI. Correct or not, after the Piriform takeover and the issues there I don't trust any of these products.
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