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#46 ViperAFK

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 18:30

MSE slows things down pretty badly sometimes too. On every computer I've used MSE on, for some reason at random double clicking (doesn't always happen) an installer will take forever scanning and using cpu it before it opens.




#47 ViperAFK

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 18:34

I has a machine infected with it once with it and it didn't even detect it.

 

Never used it since.

To be fair I've seen this happen with pretty much every A/V under the sun, none of them detect anything. Its amazing how many people's computers I've had to clean malware off that had a totally up-to-date A/V on them. I've never used panda though.



#48 adrynalyne

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 18:37

To be fair I've seen this happen with pretty much every A/V under the sun, none of them detect anything. Its amazing how many people's computers I've had to clean malware off that had a totally up-to-date A/V on them. I've never used panda though.

Yeah I hear ya.

 

I am a firm believer of keeping yourself safe and keeping an AV just in case.  AV is hardly a way to keep a computer safe, not even combined with anti malware software and a firewall.

 

Too many times I've seen computers full of protection software only to be overrun by baddies.



#49 +goretsky

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 08:32

Hello,

Here are a few independent third-party testers or/certification agencies for anti-malware software, sorted alphabetically:

 

 

Look through a few years of reports from each organization to find out which products come out top in their respective tests, obtain evaluation copies to test and make sure they work properly in your environment, and purchase a license for the one which works the best. 

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky



#50 monkeylove

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 12:56

Following results from AV-Test and others, I looked for the free versions of software that did well across the board, especially given the idea that memory use might not always affect performance. I decided to use the free version of Bitdefender after additional features were added.



#51 hardbag

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 23:40

Avast 9 is mega light, 2 backround processes, service and GUI, using together less than 10MB of ram when running at the background.

 

Avast 9 also has new feature called Deepscreen, well it's the new fork of sandbox, as new generation viruses like Stuxnet and Flame (and many more!) do not get caught on the 'old' signature based method to which all AntiViruses have been built on. Do not worry (too much), as security companies and start-ups are developing new ways to tackle these next/new generation viruses. One example would be http://www.trustware...erzone-pro/cffd ... But that's a security container pretty much the same way as Avast's Deepscreen is - though with many differences, and it might be a good idea to run example Bufferzone Pro with Avast 9.

 

I guess there's no Deepscreen/Sandbox at Windows Defender/MSE...

 

I haven't tested Bufferzone Pro, so I don't know what the footprint is, but to your original question, Avast 9 is mega-ultra-light.

 

Btw, Didn't MS recently announced that Defender/MSE (in xp, Vista, 7 and 8) are inadequate, that it offers only very basic and limited security.. Check AV security comparisons and find Microsoft's product always the weakest.



#52 hardbag

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 00:53

Look at this thread: http://www.neowin.ne...4-memory-usage/