Security Suit light on internet connection

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by echtp, Apr 15, 2010.

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  1. echtp

    echtp Registered Member

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    Yesterday my new 50Mb internet connection started:D Not so happy was I with Avira: it slowed down speed to only 17Mb. So my question is: what Security suites are 'light' on the internetspeed?
     
  2. The Hammer

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    50mb is only the theoretical upper limit. I wouldn't think you would actually achieve that and 17 is pretty good. There are ways to find out what speed others at your ISP are getting.
     
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  3. King Grub

    King Grub Registered Member

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    Kaspersky Internet Security and Norton Internet Security give me zero slowdowns.

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/780835202.png

    This was with KIS 2010, everything enabled. NIS 2010 gives similar results, as does doing the test without any security software.
     
  4. echtp

    echtp Registered Member

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    Well I get 48Mb with Eset!
     
  5. doktornotor

    doktornotor Registered Member

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    Shrug; any webshield has an overhead. Yeah, Avira webshield is pretty bad in this department, had slowdowns too. W/ ESET it's been even worse experience, it's basically causing browser freeze w/ downloads, been an issue for quite a while for me. Currently using Avast Free and seems trouble-free so far wrt HTTP scanning, knock on the wood. :D
     
  6. adik1337

    adik1337 Registered Member

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    Avira's webguard really is a pain in the a$$ ... when I tried ESS/Avast it seems to work right for me ... no noticeable browsing/download overhead.
     
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