AV processes running

Discussion in 'polls' started by Jaws, Jun 3, 2005.

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  1. Jaws

    Jaws Registered Member

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    How many processes run for your AV. I use nod that has 2 processes running.

    Just curious because I noticed someone posted that Avast has 5 processes running. That seems like a lot.

    Thanks,

    Jaws
     
  2. Matt_Smi

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    That is a good question, I too am curious as to how many processes different AV's run. I also have NOD so you already know...
     
  3. Pollmaster

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    Why is the number of processes running important?
     
  4. Jaws

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    Hi Pollmaster,

    hmm... didn't say it was important, just curious as to why one AV has 2 running processes and another has 5, that's all.

    Regards,

    Jaws
     
  5. Pollmaster

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    Are we assuming they have exactly the same functionality?

    So you are asking for the pros/cons of embedding functionality in more seperate processes, rather than in fewer processes?
     
  6. Jaws

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    Hi Pollmaster,

    Yes.

    No.

    Please, I'm not competent to the task of taking on your superior knowledge. Perhaps in the end I was asking a simple question that I shouldn't have asked.

    Regards,

    Jaws
     
  7. Triple Helix

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    NOD32 and 2 processes running!!

    Cheers to all and have a GREAT weekend!!:D


    dagolag;)
     
  8. bigc73542

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    Norton av and firewall 9 processes ;) and they are working fine.
     
  9. colorado13

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    2 processes, NOD32
     
  10. NAMOR

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    Kaspersky 5 = 2
     
  11. Pollmaster

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    I didn't say that. Nor do I admit to superior knowledge. Don't be so sensitive.
     
  12. Jaws

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    Hey pollmaster, I don't know about you but I was brought up to be polite and courteous. I've seen how you troll and bait people in some of the other forums. There was one thread that I've posted on that I regretted afterward that I wasn't so polite.

    As far as knowledge goes, you are much more knowledgeable then I am, hence my reference to superior knowledge. I'm new to the different AV's out there and I wanted to ask a simple question. It wasn't up for discussion as to why I asked it!

    So if you have to answer a question with a question ( like most women I know ) don't post. I really don't want to get into a shitting contest with you. Is that unsensitive enough for you.
     
  13. Pollmaster

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    I'll be polite and courteous here and overlook the obvious personal attack.

    Why not? I found the question you asked pretty interesting, which lead me to think about why you asked it , hence my attempt at clarifying the question.
    It could have being a stepping stone to an interesting discussion, though I suspect very few people would be qualified to comment on it (certainly not me)


    So much for being polite. For what's it worth, I apolgise if you took offense, I was just trying to start a discussion using your post as a stepping stone.
     
  14. RobZee

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    4 processes, Dr. Web
    9,530 VM (5,052 VM for email)
     
  15. Jaws

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    I'm going to put my polite hat on again.

    Hi Pollmaster,

    Because I asked it in the Polls Forum. But to answer your question, my computer is going on 5 years old and I'm conscious of the fact that a lot of running processes kills performance. And with a family and not a lot of extra money laying around I won't be upgrading any time soon.

    Maybe we could start a thread in the Other AV Software Forum. I too would be interested in why different AVs use various number of processes. Could any number of processes be kill if not really needed? What processes are for what? I'm alway willing to learn, and since coming to Wilders I've learned a lot.

    So far, people here have only posted on five different AVs. Where's all the AVG, Avast, Antivir, Mcafee, Bitdefender, F-Prot, Norman...... users.

    Hope everyone has a great day,

    Jaws
     
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    My AVG has four processes running. AVG Alert Manager and AVG Update Service run as services. AVG Control Center and AVG E-Mail Scanner run a regular process.
     
  17. Pollmaster

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    I think you are assuming more processes = more memory. That is why I asked btw. I would think that it would be possible to embed the same functionality in more or less processes, I'm not sure if memory use could make a difference.

    The first question is usually yes.


    For the second , it depends of course on which program.

    I find for most AV programs (for example) I can quickly learn which processes are meant for updating, which are for the GUI control program, which is for the real time scanner. While others will have more for email scanner, webshield etc.

    Of course, some are much tougher to figure out and almost all of them might be needed. Often the documention gives no clue though so it's trial and error.

    But to be honest, I'm not really interested in this question. I'm more interested in comparing across AVS.

    I've played with all of the above except Norman, I can't tell your offhand how many processes though
     
  18. Bdiamond

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    I would be interested in hearing about experience with F-Secure and the number of services. There were around 11 services when I tried it about 6 months ago. The program definitely affected the overall performance of my machine. In addition, the memory usage was also was quite high. No other product has noticeably affected the overall performance of my machine.

    I am just curious what the experience of others has been?
     
  19. rdsu

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    NOD32 = 2 processes...
     
  20. meneer

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    etrust 7: 4 processes
    Windows reports 4.6 Mb memory in use (don't know what the real use is, though)
     
  21. Kaupp

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    Hi

    McAfee VirusScan 8.0i has 7
     

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