Multi core support.

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  1. Janus

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    Hi
    I am sitting here with my newly bought Eset Smart security running in a 64 bit Windows environment with a i5 processor. I was thinking, does Eset support the new technology from Intel, regarding multi cores and the many multiple threads they offer. Just curious :) ..because a friend of mine said that not all Av-software/vendors was supporting this technology.

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  2. Marcos

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    It is the operating system that splits the load on particular processor cores.
     
  3. Hungry Man

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    Uh, what? The OS handles scheduling but the programs still need to be forked for multiple threads. Or am I wildly mistaken here?
     
  4. Marcos

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    Scans are run in separate threads on different cores which is handled by the OS.
     
  5. Hungry Man

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    Ah, I thought you were saying that the OS somehow makes things multithreaded, which didn't make sense. Thanks.
     
  6. Janus

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    Thank you Marcos, Your response gives me a better understanding and now it all makes a little more sense.:)
    And thanks to Hungry Man for the follow up question in post 3, I would have asked the same question. (I think;) )

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