Is it my imagination or does SRP speed up windows?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by sukarof, May 7, 2015.

  1. sukarof

    sukarof Registered Member

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    Back in the Vista days I used Software Restriction Policies instead of an AV and firewall. I remembered that I had a feeling of a more snappier windows. So I decided to do the same thing with Windows 8.
    And I do experience that everything runs a bit faster, especially page loading in browsers.

    If it is not my imagination, what would be the rationale behind it? Does the SRP itself actually provide speed or is it just the fact that I dont have an realtime antivirus and firewall?
     
  2. Rules

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    YES, without any realtime AV, OS is much faster, however i think that the Windows Firewall with default setting doesn't seem slowdown too much the OS.

    rules.
     
  3. Minimalist

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    Using no realtime antivirus will speed up your browsing, system and apps. SRP alone doesn't add additional speed but it also doesn't slow down your computer.
     
  4. safeguy

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    Since we have 2 candidates, we just make 1 constant while the other variable...

    While leaving SRP enabled
    1. Use realtime AV
    2. Don't use realtime AV

    This will determine if using realtime AV affects speed.

    While using realtime AV
    1. Enable SRP
    2. Disable SRP

    This will determine if using SRP affects speed.

    That's the long route to take. The other way is to just trust the 2 posts above and ignore this one. :p
     
  5. SweX

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    It depends what AV products you used, I can try 5 different AVs, and they will all run slightly different on the same system depending on how well coded the product is, AV engine, and how I set up the settings for realtime scanning, heuristics, web protection etc etc..... So running without a RT AV does surely not decrease the overall speed in any case, only the opposite.
     
  6. sukarof

    sukarof Registered Member

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    It is probably as you say, I did run without a real time AV for a while (in a standard account) but I didnt reflect on the speed then as I do now with SRP, but that might be that I just didnt care... but I thought I might ask to see IF there was such benefit with SRP. Thanks for your replies.

    @SweX I have used Bitdefender total 2015 until now.
     
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