F-Secure Internet Security performance impact

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  1. Bunkhouse Buck

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    What is your experience with the performance impact of F-Secure 2008 Internet Security on your machine?
     
  2. C.S.J

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    fine, no real slowdowns during general usage. (once its loaded)

    slight delay at bootup/shutdown, however 2008 is better at this than 2007.

    realtime performance is excellent,deepguard technology is fantastic.

    spam detection is poor.

    full system scan is only slightly faster than drweb for my machine, maybe 2-3 minutes faster, so it would be labelled as slow.

    great software though :thumb:
     
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    Thank you for the analysis.
     
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    I agree and enfatize that have a big difference from previous versions to 2008 (lighter).
     
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    the same, in fact lighter than most performance wise & boot is quicker than 07, I like the firewall & feel protected...
     
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    massively slow!
     
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    Much slower than Nod or KAV...... but usable
     
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    I just completed my test and it slowed my machine significantly. No need for it with much better solutions out there.
     
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    hmm, how did it slow your machine down exactly?
     
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    the AV was not slow to me. And, with DeepGuard is very protective of your computer.
     
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    I thought about trying FSIS '08 out because I liked the '06-'07 versions (except the Vista '07 version) but even if I did and liked it I couldn't afford the price they are asking for it now.

    [Unless Chris wants to sell one of his licenses :D ]
     
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    lol maybe, how much do you wanna pay? :)
     
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    You could be getting a deal with the US dollar being low right now. :D Heck we have Canucks coming over the border taking advantage of it during Christmas. There were reports of them buying new clothes, putting them on and leaving their old clothes in parking lots so they don't have to report their new duds at the border, lol.

    I was kidding of course. I think I will stay with the big N for the time being :)
     
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    lol no problem ;)

    im always open to offers via PM if you ever change your mind, i mean i do have many year licences now, small profit but its better than nothing :)
     
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    Ok, I will keep that in mind :D

    I can't get over the big price hike they did. It wasn't too long ago they were selling it at $39.95 (or was it 49.95) discounted from $79.95 on that MS Customer Special Offer site. Now it is $70.47 discounted from $117.45? :blink:
     
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    you can still get the AV for 3 computers for 1 year for $18.00. The suite is about $42.00. Personally I think the AV is just as good as it has its on HIPS included.

    here
     
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    I thought that it was reported on another thread that this deal was "closed". If I were to get FS again it would be just the AV as I don't have use for the extra stuff. I would have to get a separate firewall though and that is why I like NIS better as you have a choice of having these "extras" or not. FSIS only gives you the option of not installing parental control if I remember right.
     
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    It is still good.;)
     
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    That's ok. I will stick with the intersecting circles thingy in my avatar, lol.

    Besides, NIS matches my desktop :D

    My Desktop
     
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    Processes were slower, scans took forever compared to Eset, Norton, or Avira, and GUI took forever to come come up. Other than that, it worked great.
     
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    everything you said + reactions were so slow - scans were slower than avira.
     
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    Reactions is right. It reminded me of an old IBM box using a slow processor. I have found Avira scans to be very fast-but Nod32 is the fastest on my machines without question.
     
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    the question should be, why are those scans soo fast? :blink:

    also, your main argument is this, but how is this 'performance impact?'
     
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    I don't grant your premise. The real question is why are some scans so slow? And it does not follow that they are more efficacious in catching malware if they are slower, as it does not follow that faster engines are "better." My point is that F-Secure (and you can add Dr. Web to that) are slow compared to Eset, Norton, and Avira. That is irrefutable.

    I would rather not wait four to five hours for a scan to be completed when I can see it completed in less than two hours even with the slowest of the three I mentioned. Performance impact is that I saw a general slow down in virtually every aspect of the operating system.
     
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    its the difference between a deep scan and not.

    why do most/ if not all the fast scanners have poor removal, because if infected... they cant search deep enough for the threat.

    so i choose the latter, choosing to wait for a deeper scan to finish, than risk infection.

    drweb can be tweaked to do a similar thing, with a full system scan taking only 25% of the time it usually takes on max settings.
     
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