Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Barney, Aug 27, 2004.

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  1. Barney

    Barney Registered Member

    Jun 17, 2003
    I really love the look of this antivirus program. I tried it for a day and loved it's detecting capabilities, but there is only one problem. This AV is very slow; in fact it is slower than KAV ever was. When I open "My Computer" icon, there is a good5-10 second delay. That is absolutely unacceptable. I have never had this kind of lag with any other AV before in my life. Almost every program that I try to run causes a severe delay on my system. I am going to have to put this program on the back burner for now and stick with DRWEB. If this program were as fast as DRWEB I would ditch DRWEB in a heart beat. For me, that is a big statement. I am the biggest DRWEB fan on the face of the earth. DRWEB, Nod32 and F-prot still remain the lightest AV's out there. If anybody has any input on why I am experiencing this or if you have any suggestions on how to fix it, please let me know. Thanks

  2. stormbyte

    stormbyte AV Expert

    Jul 9, 2004
  3. Honyak

    Honyak Registered Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    Deep South
    I have not experienced any slow down on apps opening, with the exception of ad aware se opens very slow and Perfectdisk takes about thirty seconds before it starts analyzing and then runs normally. I have both set in monitor exclusions and it took care of the slow start for adaware but not Perfectdisk. I had the monitor window open and MKS is scanning the windows folder as PD is accessing to analyze. At least that is what appears to be happening. I haven't been to concerned about it but do plan to contact support or the MKS forum about it.
    Other than this I have had no significant slowdown on popening apps. Even with the 37 or so MB's of ram MKS uses, my comp hardly notices it is there.
  4. BlueZannetti

    BlueZannetti Registered Member

    Oct 19, 2003
    That was one attribute of mks_vir that I've noticed. A somewhat large piece of RAM is committed to mks_vir, but all other processes remain very snappy, even when scanning is active and CPU utilization is high for prolonged periods.

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