In fact, I may switch to a Windows 7 puter as my main one, reluctantly. They recommend a full scan after install, but they also offer a critical areas scan, which is what I ran. Once you done update which ever it is whether avasta or avira both are too good to prevent your pc from the online adwares and viruses. Avast used to load 2 icons but I merged it to one on right click option. Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date 14 Oct 27, 2018 1 Oct 10, 2018 12 Jan 6, 2018 3 Sep 26, 2017 4 Sep 19, 2017 8 Sep 5, 2017 0 Jun 14, 2017 15 May 26, 2017 6 Jan 8, 2017 7 Dec 19, 2016 5 Nov 16, 2016 3 Aug 27, 2016 G 0 Jan 11, 2016 1 Nov 28, 2015 21 Jun 19, 2015 14 Mar 25, 2015 1 Sep 26, 2014 3 Jun 22, 2014 9 Jun 16, 2014 3 Dec 30, 2012. The installation only took about three minutes, but then required a reboot. Even when I closed the program there was still a process running slowing down the computer.
In my opinion Avira is better but I agree with other post too that all antivirus softwares have different identity, few good for trojans, few for malware, adwares, so you need to choose as per your requirement. What is your computer performance? I looked at the security features of each. And for them, this article might be useful. I was also thinking this. I gave up on Norton and McAfee because they were memory hogs, hard to use and not getting along with software.
But, if it's the best one you have available, go for it. I've used Avira before, and I did not like it. Avast also offers two browser extensions: and. I really don't like to uninstall security software, unless really needed. Thank you for this article,very much appreciated. If you want to jump straight to the list of results to see how your antivirus got on, they are at the bottom of. It still has been annoying, even with a lot turned off.
It would have been nice to go a little deeper in the tests. You are assuming that the malicious code always has to be written to disk; if it is, then yes, the File System Shield probably, because it has lower sensitivity than Web Shield detects it. Testing just memory usage will not give accurate results. Only in the last 3 or 4 years have most off the shelf computers come with that amount of memory. I hate it when software hog the system to themselves be it running updates, monitoring, auditing, etc. Have to add that this boot time is not entirely accurate as it takes longer than that until I can actually use the computer.
Could you please test also Baidu Antivirus 2013? For corporate and business customers, annual licenses are required. Thank heavens for Sound Recorder, and the ability to copy. In the settings I found a couple resource control features. It is all a bit arcane. Any clue what's going on? Scan speed is not that important as most of the time it will be scanning on a schedule when the user is not at the keyboard. The boot time scan is one of the main reasons I use Avast. .
You may need to experiment and find what is most suitable for your needs. For instance, I saw memory usage around 19,496K at idle and 61,520K while scanning. I'm currently using Avast free, and am having no problem with it. But to answer your question, I highly recommend Avast. The Protection Module is not intrusive as it utilizes few system resources and should not conflict with other scanners or anti-virus programs.
Not to mention the update wave is just plain cool. The Eset idea is getting my attention. We decided to approach this task by gathering memory readings over a period of time. That really isn't what I'm talking about. Avast doesn't use too much resources.
I also have really fast updates, and I barely even notice any difference in speed either. Slows everything right down even on my fast computers. File System Shield Mail Shield Web Shield And I will turn off mail shield, not an issue for me. You can access settings page via a button located at the bottom-left corner. It more than doubled my boot time to something like 3 minutes and 36 seconds and constant hard drive thrashing on a 2. I'm guessing it's due to drivers, or some compatibility problems.
It won't let me change it's priority in task manager either. You can read more here:. With a single license of this suite, you can install Bitdefender Total Security suite on an unlimited number of devices. Now, I am reviewing the resource consumption of the same four programs. To view hidden files and folders: 1. I read about the right click problem some are having but I have never experienced it in the years I have use Avira.
One of the reasons I do not use or like Avast is it's heavy usage of resources. In fact, that and memory protection is mostly why I have the program, as I understand. Thanks for any insight here. The faster it scans, the more system resources it uses. In the end use what works for you. I have an 111 megabyte file from March, 2013.