KAV 5.0.527 slow down computers?

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  1. notageek

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    Anyone know if KAV 5.0.527 slows down computers? A friend of mine said it does . I never tried it, I don't want to install it if it's slows down my computer. Also is it better than NOD32 (detection rate)?
     
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    KAV does have better detection rates (especially in the trojan area) than NOD32, but only by a small margin.

    as for slowing down ur computer, it depends on how powerful ur computer is, as well as how senstive u are to performance loss.

    i personally notice slowdowns with KAV, but others dont.
     
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    I think my computer is pretty good at power. I'm in the process of getting a a new AV that will cover the tracks of TH. How bad does KAV slow down your computer?
     
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    Hi notageek,
    Version 5 does use more resources and it did slow down my computer a bit (but I didn't mind it at all :D),
    so why not install version 6 instead.
    It uses a lot less resources and gives you more features/security then before. :cool:
    Give it a shot.
    I'm already sold on this version. ;)
     
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    i last tried it on a Athlon XP 2000+ w/ 512 mb of ram, and the slowdown wasnt much but it did take a while to read files on my disk and CDs.
     
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    I had KAV 5.0.527,never encountered any slow down. Now KAV 6 is available. I would try it out to see what will happen. Meantime, i would install a memory optimizer to maintain workable memory level to avoid any possible slowness. Good luck.
     
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    Thanks for the info everyone. I can't find version 6 on the KAV website. It must not be released yet.

    Perman them memory optimizer don't work with windows xp.

    I installed KAV 5.0 (the only thing I found on their website). I do notice a slight slow down when I load my browser or open a folder with lot of files. Now I'm going to do a full system scan. I do have a few questions. What is iStreams and iChecker?
     
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    in KAV 5, it uses iStreams and iChecker to mark files that already been scanned and it wont scan them again unless they change.
     
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    Version 6.0.0.299 is the "technical" release and so it is out of the beta-stage. But there may be some cosmetic changes before the official commercial release sometime in May.

    There are still some minor bugs in this version but overall an excellent product.
    I would try it on your computer before making any conclusion. The fact that it appears to slow down your friend's system does not mean that the same result will be seen on yours.
    Take a look here.

    But in KAV 6, iStreams is replaced by a similar technology (iSwift) which uses a central KAV database instead of ADS-files and the difference between these two is explained by Don in a post over on the KAV forums.
    Yes, for overall malware detection but NOD is catching up fast. Comes down to a personal choice in the end ;)
     
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    Reference 5.0.527 slow down
    The scanning of startup objects may be the cause of slow down
    You can turn off the scan at start up - click on Kaspersky then on Settings-Configure On-demand scan and then on
    on-demand scan settings and untick the scan of startup objects.
     
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    Thanks, I'll try version 6 to see how it works. I hope there's no problem with KAV and Zone Alarm Pro.

    Thanks james. It seems faster now that I unchecked them items.
     
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    I was trialing KAV before I bought Nod and KAV worked great with ZA Pro.
     
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    Thanks Beetlejuice.
     
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    When i ran kav 5 ,i used the high speed settings which basically scans extension list files rather than all files.It is noticeably faster on an older machine like mine,(p3 733) and there was no slowdown at all.In fact i tend to use the extension lists for every av ive used for the resident scanner and all files for the on demand scanner.
    ellison
     
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    Thanks, I installed 6.0 and it seems to run smothly. No slow downs at all.
     
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    Good to know it's working for you. :thumb:
     
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