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Gaz

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(Msg. 16) Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:26 pm
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wrote:
> On Oct 22, 6:55 am, Wilf wrote:
>> wrote, on 22/10/2008 3:21 am:
>>
>>> What I am looking for is a fairly high ranking AV product that has a
>>> small footprint in terms of memory use and will not cause much
>>> sluggishness on my systems (P4 3.4, E6600 Core 2 Duo, Dell XPS
>>> laptop
>>> 2.4ghz--all have 3gb of memory, 2 are XP, 1 Vista)
>>
>> I have used Kaspersky Anti Virus for about 3 years. It is not memory-
>> or cpu-hungry. It is not a free product (although you can try it out
>> for free for a month), but it is well worth it, in my experience.
>> There is an especially helpful user forum where problems are very
>> quickly sorted and this, in itself, is a big "plus".
>>
>> --
>> Wilf
>
> Quilljar,
> How much memory are you seeing Avira take up in task manager and how
> many tasks?
>
> THanks
> Patty

Avira on XP:

Avgnt 1024k
avguard 8004k

Gaz

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Gaz

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(Msg. 17) Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:26 pm
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Little Charlie wrote:
> "Quilljar" wrote in message
>
>> Avira will take 1% when switched on, and then between 5 and 11% when
>> scanning. does that help?
>>
>> --
>> Yours Quilly,
>>
>>> Wilf
>>
>> Quilljar,
>> How much memory are you seeing Avira take up in task manager and how
>> many tasks?
>>
>> THanks
>> Patty
>>
>
> My wife and I both like the free home version of Avast on our
> respective PC's. (Dell 531 and Dell 531S) I have no idea about memory
> usage. Both of our PC's run smoothly with no apparent slowdown due to
> Avast.
> With rare exception I think nowadays the entire AV "resource usage"
> thing is a non-issue. Even the least expensive PC's have ample cpu
> and ram to handle them. Moreover the concept of "slow down" and / or
> "resource hog" is a totally subjective thing. Most users how so many
> unnecessary (IMHO) background apps running anyway I doubt that a
> universal and factual AV analysis could be derived.

I most strongly disagree with you on this issue. An xp machine with less
then 1gb, and vista with less then 1.5gb will quickly slow down with the
installation of mcaffe suite, norton suite, avg suite, panda, bulldog.

It is a very very regular configuration for lower end machines both laptop
and desktop to come with 1gb of memory and use shared video graphics of
128mb+ for Vista.. In such a scenario, any of the installations above will
cripple the machine.

Gaz

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Kerry Brown

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(Msg. 18) Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:46 am
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"Little Charlie" wrote in message

>
> Thanks for that great link. This is (I am still reading it) the type of
> comparative AV performance data I have hoped would have been available all
> along. Great reading...at first glance it seems like Norton 2009 is a vast
> improvement over Norton's prior offerings. Thanks again!
>


When I posted the link I hadn't read it right to the end. The study was paid
for by Symantec. It does correlate with my own anecdotal evidence but it
does make you wonder about the objectivity of the study.

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Kerry Brown
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Bill

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(Msg. 19) Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:04 pm
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NOD32 uses less resources than any product on the market. In addition,
it has a high detection rate. It's not free, but it's worth every
penny.
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(Msg. 20) Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:53 pm
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(Msg. 21) Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:48 pm
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