how heavy is antivir on resources??

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  1. thezman

    thezman Registered Member

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    im thinking about trying it out.. just curious what your findings are.. thanks
     
  2. De Hollander

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    Currently using PersonalEdition Premium, and I like it so far.
    No notable slowdown of overall system performance.
    After booting and idle, the memory use shows:
    Avesvc.exe - 1.224kb
    Avgnt.exe - 968kb
    Avguard.exe - 9.564kb
    Avmailc.exe - 876kb
    Sched.exe - 2.461kb

    :thumb:
     
  3. Eliot

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    Its very light, so light it does not scan archives(zip, rar, etc) until you do an on demand scan of them.
     
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    I have found it to be the lightest on scanning, booting and the over all use of system resources.
     
  5. Riverrun

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    Yeah, it's very light. I don't have Mail Guard installed and I'm wondering is this why Avesvc.exe is not running on my computer?
     
  6. rdsu

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    I started to try AntiVir PEC one week ago, and I'm very pleased with it... :D

    Very light on resources, configurable, and the number of signatures added every day is really impressive... :thumb:
     
  7. De Hollander

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    :D Are You using Avira o_O I thought you lost your heart to NOD32 :blink:

    ;)
     
  8. MalwareDie

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    NOD comes second to Avira in hsi heart. Im pretty sure he posted that somewhere.
     
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    The same values for me also with an exception: 7.148 kb for avguard.exe.
     
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    You have to have a heart, to share it.:rolleyes:
     
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    I think he did. For those that cannot remember, his avatar beiefly changed from Avira to ESS (NOD32). Well, I guess it was about time for fickleness. But then again, who am I to talk.....
     
  12. Arin

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    You are right, avesvc.exe is helper service for the mail guard. So there is nothing to worry.

    My numbers are similar to what others have posted. I disabled the mail guard too. But I do see avguard.exe consume around 40MB (!) after any update.
     
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    Thanks for confirming that, Amrx.
     
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    avguard.exe 6,612 K
    sched.exe 2,548 K
    avgnt.exe 832 K

    Not heavy at all. :thumb:
     
  15. pravbk

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    In my comp also it was using around 15 mb. However one thing i noticed was avguard.exe was taking 60mb of virtual memory(although it was taking 6mb of memory).I dont know which one of these we have to consider, i mean norman memory or virtual memory?
     
  16. FRug

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    Virtual memory includes the data swapped out to the windows pagefile. So the ~60MB is the amount of memory it would need if you had no pagefile, the amount of real physical ram that is occupied at that moment is the ~6MB.

    Note that these values can significanlty change depending on what you scan, however avira seems to swap out everything that is not needed periodically so its overall physical RAM footprint is pretty low. This is a pretty common technique.
     
  17. Kerodo

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    Avira runs very light in my experience.. lighter than many others in fact. Of the free offerings, I'd choose either that or Avast I suppose..
     
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