Page loading times for AV 3 and AV 2.7

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by beethoven, Apr 7, 2008.

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  1. beethoven

    beethoven Registered Member

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    I recently upgraded from 2.7 to V 3 and noticed that various webpages seemed to load much slower. I tried to find out the reason https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=205081 hoping for some configuration issue but was only advised uninstall / reinstall. Official support only suggested the same.
    I subsequently did this but the issue remained the same.

    I have now done a little experiment (unscientific, I know) and timed a few pages and how quickly they loaded in Version 3 (default), Version 3 (Blackspear's settings) and Version 2.7 (Blackspear's settings). I considered the page fully loaded once the hourglass vanished. FWIW, the browser used is Opera 9.27.
    The result did not surprise me and I appreciate that this will be influenced by what else I may be running on my rig. Also my location in relation to the site location will play a role and to be fair, some pages may have slightly changed in between tests depending on which ad was fed at the time. However at least for me the outcome is clear and I would be interested to hear what others may have to say and if they can do a similar comparison, if this matches my experience:

    Here is how to read the data:

    Website link and underneath the results for
    Version 3 Default - Version 3 (BS setting) - Version 2.7 (BS setting):

    http://www.smh.com.au/ Sydney Morning Herald
    14 sec / 13 sec / 4 sec

    http://www.spiegel.de/ Der Spiegel
    19 sec / 26 sec / 17 sec

    http://www.slate.com/ Slate
    46 sec / 80 sec / 17 sec

    http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/ Giveaway of the Day
    21 sec / 27 sec / 10 sec

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/index.php Wilders Forum
    3 sec / 3 sec / 3 sec

    Not loading any pictures or ads obviously works in favour of Wilders :D
    - however, some of the other sites are clearly way too slow.

    Now, as mentioned this may be due to my system and the fact that I ran this test sandboxed, but I am not trying to compare Nod with another AV or my browser with another browser. I would like to run the latest version of NOD but if I cannot bring down the loading times to the times of the original Version 2.7 (which is set up in BS paranoid mode), then something in the latest version does slow down browsing.:mad:
     
  2. The Hammer

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    Do you always run sandboxed? Why not try your test again without the sandbox?
     
  3. rolarocka

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    I had similar problems. I suggest you run the default settings in the "Real-time file system protection" and deselect advanced heuristics in "Web access protection". I have also deselected Self-extracting archives and Runtime packers in the "Web access protection" but this is a personal preference. I run opera 9.5 sandboxed and i see no difference between 2.7 and 3. Hope this helps :thumb:
     
  4. beethoven

    beethoven Registered Member

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    Yes, unless I want some setting to "stick" or for updating. I believe using a sandbox does reduce overall risk with respect to browsing considerably.
     
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