AV-Comparatives Performance Test - April 2018

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by Phoenix, May 9, 2018.

  1. Phoenix

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    Try disabling System restore and system protection to gain still lower performance impact by most AVs. WD saw greater benefit, I felt I was running ESET AV.
     
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    I couldn't find AVAST in your test. Is there a reason for that omission?

    Edited post to say 'I found it in the PDF file'
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    @Papusan

    I am now testing K7 Antivirus Premium to see if I would switch from ESET to this.

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    What does user dependent threat blocking (the yellow bar in the chart) mean?
     
  7. Raidriar

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    Glad to see MS has made such big strides in their AV performance. I've found MSE to be even more lightweight than Bitdefender. Too bad ESET doesn't have a free option
     
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    That is for files that fall into a grey area, not 100% safe or might be safe but exhibit symptoms that are similar to what malware may do so the Antivirus gives you a choice whether to allow or block.

    Another quote from Emsisoft's site:

     
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    Windows Defender has a major flaw in its design causing a huge performance impact where it would keep scanning all EXE files in a folder every time that folder is accessed.

    for example, I have my Software folder which contains many sub folders in it, each with its custom icon and other EXE files all over. If I would open that folder when I have Windows Defender, the icons would start loading one by one in slow motion as they are being scanned.

    See: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/thr...formance-test-april-2018.403574/#post-2755994
     
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    Haven't had that problem :vbconfused:
    All I know is my 3dmark11 physics scores are higher with MSE than with bitdefender and that's good enough for me. I am on Win7 though, can't be convinced to use that cancer called Windows 10
     
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