Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Brandonn2010, Dec 9, 2011.
Good job Avast!
thanks for heads up
And again a super performance from Eset, always so stable.
8 products got a 90 AV-C score. Well done to them and the 4 that got 88.
Does Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012 use the former Prevx technology?
Results completely as expected .
F-Secure you've done it again
What's the relevance of the results if the score difference between the 1st and 10th place, for example, is just about 1%?
Who cares about differences that are below statistical error levels?
The only way I could interpret the results is that pretty much all the products did very well... which may also mean that the tests weren't exercising operations that are typically slowed down by AV software.
thats why they got the same award and explains the footnote #7.
You are a devenloper at Avast am i right??
Are you not happy with the test with Avast?
If you read his post, he is not unhappy with Avasts result. He is unhappy with the testing methodology.
I know that but i mean that he is a Avast Developer
Yes, Vlk is working for avast! Software. He's happpy with the result but he's also saying that difference between the best and the worst is very minimal...
Not really about the methodology, but rather about the conclusions people typically make when seeing a result table like this. But since the differences are so minimal, I don't think the results of the test really say anything.
Avast is realy doing great with the preformence but wi'll they also do something about there detection because they are not very great at detection , i hope version 7 of Avast wi'll have a better detection.
F-Secure faster than Panda Cloud and Webroot Security Anywhere?
Yes F-Secure 2012 is very fast they did a great job there.
Pretty much what I was going to post until I saw you beat me to it. These single digit differences are within margin of error even with the same product. The top 12 products on the summary chart would be in a different order if you ran the test again.
-Also remember these are AV and not suites.
I agree with vlk's posts above as well. I think the users here have experienced that the bulk of the AV industry isn't within a few percent of each other with regard to overall performance but as these results show, there are some metrics where the spread isn't very wide.
There are a number of areas to keep in mind with performance - for example, see these results from Maximum PC:
File Transfer (6 GB) slowdown (seconds):
Boot time slowdown (seconds):
It really depends on which metrics apply to you. An AV could be very light at impacting game performance by staying out of the way of graphics/CPU operations but it might slow down disk access. If you don't play games but you do large amounts of disk operations, you'd possibly want to pick a different AV.
And if the question is posed to me - yes, I'm a developer at Webroot, and indeed I'm unhappy with the results as our goal (and I think vlk would agree) is to have a 0% system impact, or ideally a negative system impact by removing malware which slows down the system
Thanks to IBK and the rest of AV-C for the testing - while we did score Advanced+, we're working towards a much better result next time!
i agree with vlk and prevxhelp, i OWN webroot, eset, avast, f-secure among many others and personally there is no way f-secure is this light. for those that do agree i apologize but i have tested it on numerous systems with the same results every time. while its FAR from the heaviest thing out there there is no way i would say its lighter than either avast or webroot wsa
I totally agree. I did not found F-secure light . Infact I even reported an issue and started a topic at wilders too when it got froze and the official support said they are working on that issue .
it took days for them to solve and as a customer who had other options,I uninstalled it.
Prime point being, I did not found it very light.
I think most of it just depends on the machine it's installed on. On mine I've used Avast! and Panda and neither impacted my PC's performance at all.
Thanks for the tests
exactly. I'm really surprised to see tests which say f-secure is light. I used f-secure for many years and the computer always felt heavy in operation, also with newer versions. it was bearable/ok, but light? no way!
Why is Emsisoft Anti-malware not in the tests?
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