Anti-Virus Memory usage

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by demonhotrod, Jun 10, 2009.

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  1. demonhotrod

    demonhotrod Notebook Evangelist

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    I think im going to give Avira a whirl
     
  2. Silas Awaketh

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    Swap "r" for "v" in Avira, and that's what I said last weekend! :p
     
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    Why do people bother about Memory usage?

    Important is CPU usage while working. I don't mind if a AV needs more than 100MB. 2GB RAM is minimum nowadays, 4GB standard on each new computer, so there's plenty left for the OS and other programs. And better the AV software has more informations stored in the RAM, so it does not have to access the HDD too often.

    I don't like the idea of having a 8MB large AV process running in the background which has to access the HDD each time I load a file, because it has to read the virus definitions each time.
    More important is the scanning speed.
     
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    Yeah, I moved from NOD32 to Avira because I was noticing the huge amount of RAM v4 was eating. My subscription ran out, so I changed. Avira uses about 10mb under Vista x64.
     
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    Overal I agree - but you miss out the old computers.
    My old laptop running as a server has only 1GB (from 512MB) - another old laptop, nowadays with my grandfather has only got 512MB (on XP, its 4,5 years old) - I was thinking of adding more RAM and getting a new HDD for it.
    But on such machines RAM usage will matter.

    On new laptops with 4GB of RAM (of which you can use 3-3,5) it doesn't really matter how much memory your AV uses.
    Also, some people will use just an anti virus, others will use a full security suite.
     
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    LOL It's 50,232. :eek: :eek: :eek: :p
     
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    Thanks for making this thread and posting your feedback, I like to know more about Security Software and Security overall for Computers, it has been my favorite subject when it comes to computers ever since I started using them!
     
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