Who Knows Which Kaspersky (Original or Clone) is Lightest?

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  1. Friar

    Friar Registered Member

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    For those with experience, please provide your opinion as to which antivirus software using Kaspersky definitions (Kaspersky itself or one which uses a KAV engine) is lightest.

    I would like to trial the lightest version, configuration available.

    All tests show Kaspersky has the highest detection rates. However, I also read it can slow down a computer. I have little patience for system drag from antivirus software.

    So I'm looking to try the applicable software with the least drag - least use of the CPU.

    If it matters, my machine is a newer pentium with 512 of ram.

    Thanks in advance,

    Friar
     
  2. dan_maran

    dan_maran Registered Member

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    From what I have seen, granted not that much but, from my experiences it has been GData AVK Pro. HTH
     
  3. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Just plain Kaspersky 5.0.227 runs very light. Nothing like the earlier versions


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  4. Blackcat

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    Don't believe everything you read!
    Agree with bigc, why use one of its clones when you can use the original? Don't accept the default settings and apply some tweaks and KAV 5 potentially will be able to run quite happily on most systems.

    I have installed KAV 5 Personal as a primary scanner on a much lower spec computer than yours. This AV has a relatively moderate memory imprint with two running processes taking up 9-15 MB RAM, and this has had very little effect on system performance on this ancient test computer; 400MHz, 192MB RAM.

    At least you could trial this version.

    Some tweaks can be found HERE

    Once tweaked, KAV 5, IME, runs even lighter than AVP(KAV) 3.5 ;)
     
  5. Stephanos G.

    Stephanos G. Registered Member

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    NOD32.
    Even lighter and better.
     
  6. tBB

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    While I agree at least on 'lighter' NOD32 doesn't use the KAV engine or signatures at all and I guess that's what he asked for. I'd say plain KAV5 too.
     
  7. Firecat

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    I would say - GDATA AVK or KAV 5.0 :)
     
  8. JayTee

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    The latest Kaspersky (227)is actually quite light and not a resource hog I had expected from my past experience with it. Can't remember which version I had installed but it took 6 hours to scan my 1.7AGhz Intel (768 MB RAM) using that version. Now using the latest version, it takes an hour or less. (Then again maybe it was because I had installed a warez XP Pro for the fun of it. Have repented :))

    However, real-time protection still can be a pain, but not as bad as I recall. Looking to get a licence though there have been some forumers who really suggest Dr Web. Hmm, then again not coz' my current email host-er uses Dr Web.
     
  9. zfactor

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    the actaul kav ran ighter than most of its counterparts. still a hog to me though and still leaves ads behind so off it goes. maybe ill try 6 when it comes not supposed to use ads or istreams. well see then i use nod now and am looking into arcavir and dr web.
     
  10. Don Pelotas

    Don Pelotas Registered Member

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    Kaspersky 5.0.227 is light on my system, another that i've tried, that felt light was AVK 2005.
     
  11. Diver

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    KAV 5 is "da bomb".
     
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