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AV-TEST - Endurance Test: Does antivirus software slow down PCs?


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Critics maintain that protection software for Windows really puts the brakes on PCs. In a 14-month, extremely comprehensive performance endurance test, AV-TEST examined the trade-off of performance versus protection, and came up with some conclusive answers.

 

hxxp://www.av-test.org/en/news/news-single-view/endurance-test-does-antivirus-software-slow-down-pcs/

 

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it's not the AV that will slow down your pc. it's the hard drive fragmentation, amount of available ram, aging hard drive and so on ...

no AV will slow down the pc in any way you use it.

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2015 edition Kaspersky Internet Security, Norton Security, F-Secure Internet Security and ESET Smart Security
They are all fast and light on system resources and it's hard to notice performance degradation
I'm surprised that ESET product is considerably slow down the copying procedure.


Quality control is also important factor. Fixing bugs after complaints in short time, good quality database and module updates.(bad updates easily slow down or mess up user's PC)
I don't know why some vendors don't fix bug or compatibility issue in short time after users' complaints.

Anyway It's good to read AV-TEST - Endurance Test.

 
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no AV will slow down the pc in any way you use it.

Maybe (hopefully) in the future. But at the moment I can't agree with that.

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The people at Eset need to get onto AV-Test as we all know this test will be posted, reposted and syndicated all across the internet and in PC magazines. These results from AV-Test will hurt sales; I've seen & posted a screenshot of AV-Test results being used in the highest selling magazines where I live.

 

As for the 'winner' - yeah okay :wacko:

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no AV will slow down the pc in any way you use it.

Maybe (hopefully) in the future. But at the moment I can't agree with that.

 

 

don't trust sites that perform so called tests, it's their opinion not yours. who knows in what environment they mass test the programs? is it a physical pc with full or none installed programs? is it a virtual machine? did they install all AVs all at once and run their "tests" what?

 

always trust your experience and not others.

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no AV will slow down the pc in any way you use it.

Maybe (hopefully) in the future. But at the moment I can't agree with that.

 

 

don't trust sites that perform so called tests, it's their opinion not yours. who knows in what environment they mass test the programs? is it a physical pc with full or none installed programs? is it a virtual machine? did they install all AVs all at once and run their "tests" what?

 

always trust your experience and not others.

 

Sorry, what are you talking about now ?

 

I believe you said....

 

Try AV (a)

then (b)

then ©

then (d)

etc

etc...

And none of them would slowdown the pc in any way, no matter what.

 

My response was that I do not agree with that..

Because my experience is not = "no AV will slow down the pc in any way you use it." Some of them are unfortunately very good at doing just that. Then it doesn't matter if you have an ageing hdd or use an sdd, a crapp product runs like crapp no matter what fancy hardware you try to use it on.

 

So, what I responded to has nothing to do with any testing orgz like AV-C, AV-Test and whatever methodology they may use in their tests. If I believe in these results I better change from ESET ASAP, infact I probably should have changed years ago according to AV-Test, they almost sound like a broken record.... "eset sucks on performance" "eset sucks on performance" "eset sucks on performance"....There's literally no need to look for a replacement until ESET runs as bad on my system as it does on AV-Test's test system.

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I agree that some products are poorly written applications that use a hell lot of resources

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I really can't agree with the results shown in the test. My real world experience puts Eset way higher on the list. Eset slows a system more then AVG, McAfee, Norton, MSE etc.? No it doesn't ! 

 

I have to agree with SweX and say if Eset did as poorly as the tests claim I'd be using something else. Been there done that and back to Eset.

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