Simple question Smart Security v4 , 5 ,6

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  1. jetspeedz

    jetspeedz Registered Member

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    I'm on Eset Smart Security v4.0 and it has served well. I chose it for the protection but more importantly due to the small footprint and resource usage.

    Question: How is the system resource usage of v4.0 compared to v5 and v6?

    I know the updates are the same for all these versions so it is more of a matter of additional features on the newer version but at the cost of system resources and I'm more concerned about resources.

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  2. Marcos

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    Since v5 and v6 take advantage of cloud, they should have even smaller impact on the system performance as many clean files can be omitted from scanning.
     
  3. SweX

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    Same or very very similar IMO :)
     
  4. jetspeedz

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    I see, so it only affects the system when the scan in running. How about when it is idle? I would assume with HIPS enabled it takes more system resources than v4.0 or am I wrong?

    Is the Eset windows service identical across the 3 versions in terms of resources during idle and non scanning use?

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  5. jetspeedz

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    Have you tested all 4 versions and have you actually looked at memory usage on each version?

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  6. encus

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    I agree with SweX. It is almost the same (around 68-72 MB at system idle on my computer).
     
  7. encus

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    How do people behind this cloud know that a file can be categorized as clean? What if the file changed or modified, will the cloud exclude it from scanning too?

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  8. Marcos

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    Each file in cloud has a unique hash. If the hash matches and a particular file is whitelisted in cloud, it won't be scanned.
     
  9. jetspeedz

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    It appears there is no difference in footprint between the different versions. In that case is there any disadvantage with sticking with v4.0?

    I have no need for the parental controls, social media and the other options I see advertised for v6.0 If the protection difference is no different other then HIPS missing in v4.0 and they have the same definitions there should be no reason to upgrade unless one wants those new features. Correct me if im wrong?

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  10. Marcos

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    Yes, the most significant changes are usually done under the hood. New versions may also have cleaning of malware improved compared to older versions.
     
  11. jetspeedz

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    Ok thanks, I will go ahead and upgrade and see how it goes.
     
  12. encus

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    Ok, thanks Marcos.
     
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