Does real-time file system scanning affect performance?

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by thegreatoutlaw, May 2, 2012.

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  1. thegreatoutlaw

    thegreatoutlaw Registered Member

    Nov 23, 2007
    I excluded scanning from all my games and defragger. I also excluded a few files that didn't seem relevant to being scanned repeatedly.

    Is that a safe practice? Does real-time scanning affect performance?
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

    May 24, 2009
    It can do, on occasion, hence the need for exclusion from scanning. What other files did you exclude.
  3. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

    Nov 22, 2002
    Excluding any files is not safe. For instance, those files might get infected with a virus and no protection module would report the infection then. If there's a performance problem while scanning certain files, it's better to solve it with the help of Customer care than by excluding the files.
  4. stanr

    stanr Registered Member

    Nov 14, 2007
    ESET seems to be the lightest on performance of any I've tried. In fact it's the only one that doesn't bring my older XP machine to it's knees.

    I don't even know it's there on the windows 7 machine.
  5. m0unds

    m0unds Guest

    yeah, that's been the case with ESS on my little AMD Neo powered netbook (1.2GHz single core) - it's the only product i've used on that little guy that doesn't slow its boot time to a crawl or otherwise seriously negatively impact its already sad performance, haha.
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