Ram usage in MB, (lower is better)

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Affer, Jan 24, 2006.

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  1. Affer

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    Lowest AntiVirus that eat's Ram is:

    1: AVG-AntiVirus.
    2: F-Prot.
    3: AntiVir.
    4: Nod32.
    5: eTrust-AntiVirus.

    The best one's is AVG-Antivirus and F-Prot,
    Couldn't test more such:
    Cheers"
     
  2. Joliet Jake

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    A bit more info about your test would be appreciated.
     
  3. NOD32 user

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    Thanks for taking the time to do your comparison. I would also appreciate a bit more info on your configuration....

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=70629
    Love to try AVG on that test system and see how it goes there...:D:D
     
  4. zapjb

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    What a tradeoff. Lower MB & lower protection. No thanks. I'll stick to NOD32. On my box it's 17-19.5MB. Course I'll try KAV6 when final.
     
  5. YeOldeStonecat

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    Yet put them on the same exact system (one at a time of course), and AVG will feel a heck of a lot slower than NOD32 or eTrust....overall sluggishness of the system, responsiveness of the system, and painfully long scan times.
     
  6. kalpik

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    Why is this in the NOD32 forum??
     
  7. Franklin

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    The lowest resource usage on my pc by E-trust vet is usually zero_Only kicks in when I do an on demand scan.Which I might add hasn't picked up a byte.

    Get clean and mean ,stay clean and mean by using sandbox (virtulisation) type programs!

    Minimal resources compared to siggy based security,no updating and much more secure,especially for zero day attacks!LOL:)
     
  8. Sputnik

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    What about Dr. Web, has the lowest RAM usage of them all...
     
  9. Brian N

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    I couldn't care less about ram usage, but I do care about cpu usage.
     
  10. ErikAlbert

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    I concur. I wouldn't hesitate a second to choose for the best protection, regardless the use of RAM.
     
  11. Thatsextreme

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    Well that's kind of extreme whether we are talking RAM , CPU usage or whatever.

    If the difference in effectiveness is say 0.000001% , but the 'best' makes your computer slow to a crawl that it takes say 20 minutes to even open a browser, I don't think most people will choose the 'best'.
     
  12. NOD32 user

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    Fortunately the best in the case of AV software is also one of the very fastest, and it's protection is many percent higher than most of it's peers :)
     
  13. iwod

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    Haven't posted in here for a while... But you know whenever someone talks about program resources i just cant help but jump in :D

    A long time ago i posted something about measuring AV or general program resources. But i could no longer find it. So here is the short version again.

    1. Memory usuage is not everything. What happen if it only uses 1 Mb of Ram and 100% of your CPU?

    2. Virtual Memory, Working Set, both can be mesaured correctly with Process Explorer. While Task Manager seems to misused the word "Memory usage"

    And Finally AV usually uses many process. And i can 100% assure you AVG IS NOT the lowest memory usage AV.

    Phew........Hope i dont have to post all these again for a while.
     
  14. sweater

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    Probably the best system protector will also eats up more RAM coz this was really needed to make its function to be more effective. As for Anti-Virus, for me it doesn't really matter even if it eats ups lots of RAM as long as it is one of the best and didn't slow down my system. I'll just remove or replace some of my programs that eats up lots of RAM. :)

    It also depends on the Operating System you're using, the Anti-Spywares and other real-time monitoring systems that always runs on our pc. We have to make the best blending of this sort of things to have the very best balance that we can possibly make in order to use our pc more effectively. :cool:
     
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  15. NOD32 user

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    It does seem to follow logically that to offer better protection, more resources would be required,
    but it definately doesn't need to be the case out of necessity.
    :)
     
  16. andylau

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    Dr.web and Virus Chaser also eat less RAM
     
  17. kavuser

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    Do you mean KAV ? :)
     
  18. WSFuser

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    like a few people mentioned, there are difference between memory and cpu usage. for example KAV may not use a lot of memory but it will eat at ur CPU as mentioned in their help file. of course, KAV also has high detection rates so its all up to the user whats more important.
     
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    One would tend to think that based on logic...however in my real world experience, there is the variable of "efficiency"...how well as antivirus program is coded, which has shown me that you can indeed have a top notch antivirus program, without making your PC crawl like a Celeron 400 struggling to run WinXP on only 256 megs.

    Example, NOD32...top rated, one of the lightest out there. KAV...while in the past known for bogging down system a bit, latest version is a bit lighter. On the other end of the scale, some of the more common brands.
     
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