Kaspersky slows it down?

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  1. 337

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    I just installed KIS6 about a week or so a go, and love it.... But I read several posts that it will slow down over time... My question is what happens?? How long does it take before I will start to notice the slowdown?? Feels like I might be sitting on a time bomb!! lol!! :eek:
     
  2. WSFuser

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    the way i see it, the more u use KAV 6, it should get faster. this would be caused by the use of ichecker and iswift. also Kaspersky has an option to only scan new and changed files.
     
  3. JerryM

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    I cannot think of any reason it would slow down. I agree it might get faster.
    Don't let that dissuade you from going to Kaspersky. I think it is a non-issue.

    Jerry
     
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    I was under the same impression......
     
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    I am using it and I like it... but if it is going to degrade over time I will chunk it!! I mean if it degrades more/faster than Windows does on its own.:rolleyes:
     
  6. CJsDad

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    That should be the only thing that matters.

    If you start listening to or reading every single thing about AV's, AS, AT's, firewalls, etc. you would probably spend more time installing and then uninstalling those apps.
    Dont get me wrong, its good to be informed but the best decision is the one made by yourself.
    FWIW, I'm also using KIS 6 and to tell you the truth this is the FIRST time I've ever heard about this.
     
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  7. JohnnyBravo

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    I've been using Kasperski AV products for more than a year , but now I've switched to Antivir and my computer is responding much faster.
    I never had to much problems with viruses ( KAV detecded only a few) , so I think everything will be just fine
     
  8. 337

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    So far Kis 6 is doing fine. I have read about some problems with it in several forums, but all the av solutions have problems reported in these forums as well.
    I believe I will sit tight until these phantom problems arise and go from there!!
    :thumb:
     
  9. lodore

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    I think when people wrote about kav slowing down your pc as it goes along that ment in so much as: when it has new features it might use more ram and or cpu.
    lodore
     
  10. yaggy

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    I've been trying out the latest KIS. Well it's definatly much much lower in resourses than any other suite i've tried, even lower than some stand alone AV's.

    KIS is using only a little over 10mb , compare that to the other suites.

    Process report by Advanced Task Manager, http://www.innovative-sol.com

    Process: Firefox
    File: firefox.exe
    Located in folder: C:\Program Files\firefox\
    PID: 2260
    Service: No
    Size on disk: 7.2 Mb
    Size in memory: 42.3 Mb
    Active time: 0:0:13
    Total rating: [+][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ] 13 %
    Visible windows: ++++
    Not certified: -
    Has file description: +
    Uses the Internet: -
    Has uninstall: +++

    Description: Firefox
    Version: 1.8.1: 2006101023
    Company: Mozilla Corporation
    Copyright: Mozilla Corporation
    Internet connection: TCP 127.0.0.1:1147 Established
    Uninstall: c:\program files\firefox\uninstall\uninst.exe

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    Process: Advanced Task manager
    File: atm.exe
    Located in folder: C:\Program Files\Innovative Solutions\Advanced Task Manager 3\
    PID: 2424
    Service: No
    Size on disk: 1.8 Mb
    Size in memory: 24.5 Mb
    Active time: 0:0:7
    Total rating: [+][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ] 15 %
    Visible windows: ++++
    Not certified: -
    Has file description: +
    Has uninstall: +++

    Description: Advanced Task manager
    Version: 3.0.0.32
    Company: Innovative Solutions
    Copyright: Innovative Solutions
    Uninstall: "c:\program files\innovative solutions\advanced task manager 3\unins000.exe"

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    Process: Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0
    File: avp.exe
    Located in folder: C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0\
    PID: 1540
    Service: Yes
    Size on disk: 152.1 Kb
    Size in memory: 9.7 Mb
    Active time: 0:0:18
    Total rating: [-][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ] -9 %
    Visible system tray icon: +
    Not certified: -
    Has file description: +
    Internet server: ----
    Startup program (registry): -
    No uninstall: -

    Description: Kaspersky Anti-Virus
    Version: 6.0.1.411
    Company: Kaspersky Lab
    Copyright: Copyright © Kaspersky Lab 1996-2006.
    Internet server: TCP soz:0 Listening
    Startup program (registry): HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run (AVP)

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    Process: Norton GoBack Tray Icon
    File: GBTray.exe
    Located in folder: C:\Program Files\Norton GoBack\
    PID: 1452
    Service: No
    Size on disk: 785.1 Kb
    Size in memory: 4.7 Mb
    Active time: 0:0:0
    Total rating: [+][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ] 8 %
    Visible system tray icon: +
    Has certificate: ++++++
    Has file description: +
    Uses the Internet: -
    Startup program (Startup folder): -
    No uninstall: -

    Cert name (friendly): Symantec Corporation
    Cert name (simple): Symantec Corporation
    Issuer (simple): VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2001 CA
    Issuer (friendly): VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2001 CA
    Has certificate: Symantec Corporation
    Description: Norton GoBack Tray Icon
    Version: 4.0.290
    Company: Symantec Corporation
    Copyright: Copyright © 1997-2004 Symantec Corporation
    Internet connection: UDP *:*
    Startup program (Startup folder): C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Norton GoBack.lnk

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    Process: Kaspersky Anti-Virus
    File: avp.exe
    Located in folder: C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0\
    PID: 1436
    Service: No
    Size on disk: 152.1 Kb
    Size in memory: 3.1 Mb
    Active time: 0:0:0
    Total rating: [-][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ] -5 %
    Visible system tray icon: +
    Not certified: -
    Has file description: +
    Internet server: ----
    Startup program (registry): -
    No uninstall: -

    Description: Kaspersky Anti-Virus
    Version: 6.0.1.411
    Company: Kaspersky Lab
    Copyright: Copyright © Kaspersky Lab 1996-2006.
    Startup program (registry): HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run (AVP)

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    Process: GoBack Polling Service
    File: GBPoll.exe
    Located in folder: C:\Program Files\Norton GoBack\
    PID: 1572
    Service: Yes
    Size on disk: 745.1 Kb
    Size in memory: 2.5 Mb
    Active time: 0:0:0
    Total rating: [+][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ] 10 %
    No windows or system tray icon: ---
    Has certificate: ++++++
    Has file description: +
    No uninstall: -

    Cert name (friendly): Symantec Corporation
    Cert name (simple): Symantec Corporation
    Issuer (simple): VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2001 CA
    Issuer (friendly): VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2001 CA
    Has certificate: Symantec Corporation
    Description: Norton GoBack Polling Service
    Version: 4.0.290
    Company: Symantec Corporation
    Copyright: Copyright © 1997-2004 Symantec Corporation

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    Process report by Advanced Task Manager, http://www.innovative-sol.com
     
  11. Don Pelotas

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    If you're using the default recommended settings...then it is the other way around, it will be faster after a week than in the first 24 hours. Just do a full on-demand scan as the first thing after installing.
     
  12. 337

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    Sounds like kis6 will be staying!! It works really well on my notebook...I B happy thus far!! Thanks guys and/or gals!! :D
     
  13. yeuxbleus

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    Excellent decision! :thumb:
     
  14. lodore

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    cool it is a great app and will be on my pc soon!
    lodore
     
  15. 337

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    Off topic, but where can I get a KAV avatar? I see you got a neat one!!:D
     
  16. lodore

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    I think i got mine off Google image search.
    lucky no one has sued me for using it yet lol.
    if stuff is on Google images does one have to asked for it to appear there?

    but if its you topic you can change what you wanna talk about anyway.
    lodore
     
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    OK, I guess I will google it!!:thumb:
     
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    I also read a lot of crap about the "anti-hacker" being too weak.... is this a real concern? Seems to be doing a decent job for me, but I'm just a newbie:oops:
     
  19. lodore

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    its wouldnt say its weak its just not as good as firewalls like outpost because its an in house firewall from kaspersky but it isnt a bad firewall.
    lodore
     
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    Ok good enough then!!:thumb:
     
  21. CJsDad

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    If you don't want or don't like any part of KIS 6 just don't install that feature when you download the program, it can always be modified at a later time
    I do know some people that use KIS without the firewall but have the other features enabled, while I have everything enabled except for the anti spam, I guess it all comes down to users choice.
     
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    Agreed; However, as much as it cost, I want it all on----I paid 4 it!!(dearly)
    It is one expensive suite.:eek:
     
  23. trjam

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    I think "it" refers to web surfing and system operations. At least it did when I had it and considerably more then what I have now.
     
  24. CJsDad

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    No problem with that, wouldn't make any sense to buy the suite just to use the AV. :D

    I just upgraded from KAV to KIS and got a 30% discount so actually it only cost me a few dollars more than the regular price of KAV.
    I bought it for the year but if I would have bought it for 2 years then it would have been like buying 1 year and getting 1 year for free, not a bad deal.
     
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    I would say so!! And if the suite stands the test of time, I will consider a 2 year renewal...:D
     
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