AV-Comparatives Performance Test - April 2018

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Spartan, May 9, 2018.

  1. Spartan

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    Anyone tried this K7 Antivirus? Interesting to see it in first place, care to share some thoughts about K7?
     
  3. xxJackxx

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    Mostly what I expected to see. Good to see ESET on the right track again.
     
  4. Marcos

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    Looking at previous results in performance tests, ESET has been among AVs with smallest footprint most of the time so I wouldn't say it's back on the track. It's where it's always been :)
     
  5. Spartan

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    This, only AV-TEST's flaky testing makes ESET looks bad. I don't trust them, they seem to be paid by other vendors to make all AVs look good, heck most of the AVs they test show a 4.5-5 star rating in terms of performance anyway, they can't be that close, no way. ESET was the leader for the past few months in terms of performance in AV-Comparatives.
     
  6. Dark_Hanzo

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    Microsoft isn't doing so hot.
     
  7. anon

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    Well done Avira! :thumbd:
     
  8. IBK

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    Hi anon, please note that in October the performance test is done on high-end systems. In April it is done on low-end systems. This is why products might perform differently (depending on how their product works).
     
  9. anon

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    Ok then, let's see the April results on low-end systems =
    Once again, well done Avira! :thumbd:
     
  10. roger_m

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    It is one of the lightest antiviruses, but detection rates need to be improved.
     
  11. clocks

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    No avast? So is the brand being rolled into AVG, since they are mostly the same program now.
     
  12. guest

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    We didn't need AV-C to know that, just open a folder full of files/exe, and then you see what the term "crawl to death" meant.
    That the only thing WD suxx at.
     
  13. Krusty

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    I'm surprised Norton performed so badly.
     
  14. anon

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    In PDF are mentioned both.
     
  15. anon

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    @IBK ,
    The Avira installation includes the Avira Connect (aka Launcher) on or the AV alone?
     
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    Yes, or copy large amount of data, or install software with large installers. Sloooooooow.
     
  17. IBK

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    default installation, so, with the control panel.
     
  18. ance

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    Windows Defender should have better performance but I don't miss all the ad pop ups, nag screens and stupid launchers. ;)
     
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    i did, it's very very bad.
     
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    I don't like them either. That's one of the reasons I pay for my AV :)
     
  21. roger_m

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    You can disable all ads in Panda Free and its system impact is extremely minimal.
     
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    Whats a really light AV that's good......AVIRA is to hoggy for old machine.
     
  23. Buddel

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    They say ESET is both light and good. I haven't used ESET for many years, so I don't know what it is really like these days.
     
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    Thanks me either, Trying AVG Again! or 360
     
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    Panda Free is extremely light, even on computers with slower CPUs.
     
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