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Originally Posted by Am* View Post
I swear they did the same or a very similar article to this a while back..
I remember that, about a year ago:

11/30/2010 - Do Virus Scanners Slow Down Your System?
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ance,2777.html

DuckieHo posted it here:
http://www.overclock.net/software-ne...slow-down.html
Edited by _02 - 10/11/11 at 11:32am
    
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Pointless to analyze CPU performance.

There are 4 cores! Most people won't use 100% of one core during their day.

Analyze the HDD performance, tom.
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post #53 of 81
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I haven't had to run Anti-virus software in years. I use Firefox (Waterfox) with the NoScript addon and Malwarebytes with no issues. I used to run McAffee and Norton on different setups and I used to hate how resource heavy they used to be. Things have probably changed now. I keep hearing how MSE is pretty good. I might have to try it out to see.
Actually for years I didn't run any anti-virus software and I never got infected once. If you take precautions and are smart about your computer use you can avoid most any infection.

I told this to an Apple fan and he couldn't handle that fact so he called me a liar. Its sad to see someone so wrapped up in a belief that they can't handle anything that challenges that belief.

Anyway I now run MSE because it is SOO light on system resources and it rarely has false positives. Otherwise I would probably still not run one at all.
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post #54 of 81
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Perhaps in terms of scanning time.

I didn't read the article but just from the title I thought for sure they were merely testing the impact that AV suites had on the system when they weren't scanning the HDD's but just using active protection to block incoming viruses. That's more what I'd be interested in. I don't ever have a scan scheduled when I am awake anyways.

Apparently they went over the whole scheme of things other than HDD and RAM though so fail on that part.
That still affects the HDD much more than the CPU though, I can get an extra 30MB/s or so just by disabling real time protection.
    
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Kaspersky is very secure but horrible at the same time. It slows down your PC. I think MSE is best and nothing can surpass it. Its detected each and everything.
Whats MSE?
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Whats MSE?
Microsoft Security Essentials
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post #57 of 81
I haven't been using an antivirus for years...No problems yet.
Edited by paulerxx - 10/12/11 at 7:40pm
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why didnt they test avast?
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post #59 of 81
Those Results say nothing in some Graphs the Clean Install Performs worse then with AV Suite.

I´m allways like yea sure when i open my Downloads Folder and MSE grinds my disk for 15 Minutes.........
Edited by erniv2 - 10/12/11 at 8:11pm
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Originally Posted by meetajhu View Post
I think MSE is best and nothing can surpass it. Its detected each and everything.
We had MSE, Norton 360, Trend Micro and AVG Free installed on a number of our clients PC's

We have recently become a SOphos reseller, and have setup our clients PC's and Servers to use the Sophos endpoint and connect back to our update server and relay server.

Nearly every new PC we add, Sophos discovers something new, all of these other products didn't find them.

We had items found in a backup from 2004...

I don't think MSE is even close to being one of the best...
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