How heavy is AVS?

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  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    Hello. I was wondering how much memory AOL's Active Virus Shield takes up. Also, being that it is a Kapersky OEM what all is disabled (if anything) in the AOL version? Are there any issues running it?

    Finally, what about the AOL firewall and Anti-Spyware programs? Are those McAfee?
    Thanks.
     
  2. daddymo3

    daddymo3 Registered Member

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    I'm not sure how heavy it is,I have just started using it myself.To me it seems to be lighter than Avast!(if thats any help to you)I am having an issue with updating now.It worked fine when I downloaded it but it now hasn't updated in a couple of days.(it keeps trying though)I am still waiting for a reply from support.
    AOL has two anti-virus...AVS(anti-virus and mal-ware) and security center which is basically a Mcaphee suite.
     
  3. WSFuser

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    the AOL AVS has teh web mail and proactive defense removed. i think one or a few of teh settings are missing as well, but i cant recall which ones.

    and yes, afaik, AOL's other security product is by McAfee.
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    The full security suite from AOL is McAfee. The AVS av actually runs fairly light.
     
  5. daddymo3

    daddymo3 Registered Member

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    I have a mail anti-virus in my version of AVS,and I also have something called an Active Virus Shield,I don't know if its the same as the pro-active defence.
     
  6. WSFuser

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    Active Virus Shield = AVS = name
     
  7. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    AVS runs pretty light. I used it a few months ago and never noticed any performance issues. Its a little heavier than the featherweights avg and antivir.
     
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