McAfee / Intel Security Discussion

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by Ultra Male, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. bigspin

    bigspin My Kind Of Place

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    I installed this on two old computers and so far I love it. Biggest plus point is allowing me to do custom install. Which allow me to uninstall site adviser. Initially it slow does the computer but after 2 full system scans all went back to normal. Firefox also start loading pages faster.

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  2. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    which reminds me, I love how it has a custom installer option and doesn't nag you or display any notification icon that X component is present or enabled like with ESET

    Yeah it took one reboot followed by a full system scan followed by another reboot, and now the system is as light as if there was no AV installed
     
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    @Phoenix I had to nuke it for one reason - RAM usage that was too hight for my convertible device. It was some 250MB of RAM.
     
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    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    No offense meant bro, but one shouldn't judge how light/heavy an AV is only by RAM usage. Unless one is really limited on RAM, what matters most is, how does your system feel after performing a full scan and rebooting? is it slower than it normally was? What matters most is how the AV deals with on access scans of files as that is usually what makes us feel our system is snappy or laggy when an AV is installed. To me personally, I never looked at RAM usage probably because I have a lot of RAM, I just see how my system *feels* light or laggy.....

    NOD32 / ESS probably use more RAM, but they need that to cache stuff I guess, it's still light as well at the end of the day
     
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    @Phoenix None taken, but I need an AV with low RAM footprint due to limited amount of RAM on my convertible laptop and that is the end of that story.
     
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    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    Then the lightest AV with the lowest footprint for your case might be Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus

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    Dunno if you've tried it before
     
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    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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  9. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    I have never understood why anyone would intentionally use CrapAfee. It has been over-bloated garbage for as long as I can remember.
     
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  10. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks! Dont wast your $ on FILTHY

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    Have you checked how many processing cycles the whole Bloatware need?
    Any worse than Symantec?:rolleyes: Or is this the new performance hit king?
     
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