Author Topic: An indepth look at system resouce usage of most well known security products  (Read 9353 times)

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Offline wonderwrench

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This test was conducted by Passmark Software LTD. They are a leading maker of benchmark and diagnostic software. This test does not include Avast 5 at this point in time, sucks but the next update should. The results are in PDF format. http://www.passmark.com/ See the lower right corner of this page for the download link named. "New Anti-Virus Performance Report for 2010 Products"

I cant believe how bad Trend, McAfee and AVG are. Talk about hogs. AVG must have 3 broken legs. I feel sorry for anyone running AVG.
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Nice find, I wish they had a direct download link, I hate loading .pdf files in my browser.
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Nice find, I wish they had a direct download link, I hate loading .pdf files in my browser.

You should be able to right click the link on their website and save as or save target as I would think. I use Firefox with the PDF download plugin so PDF's only open in Firefox if I choose to.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2010, 11:13:13 PM by wonderwrench »
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Can you post the results here? Anything will do, thanks.

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Can you post the results here? Anything will do, thanks.

Don't you have the ability to view PDF files? There is way to much data to post it here.
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Nice find, I wish they had a direct download link, I hate loading .pdf files in my browser.

You should be able to right click the link on their website and save as or save target as I would think. I use Firefox with the PDF download plugin so PDF's only open in Firefox if I choose to.

The link on the page isn't a direct link to the .pdf file but an html page which auto loads the pdf file (or attempts to as I don't allow pdfs to open on-line in my browser, as that leaves an opportunity run an exploit. When it tries to load the pdf, I just captured the .pdf link and downloaded it with Orbit.

As was mentioned this test didn't use 5.0 but 4.8.1351, so I'm sure there would be improvements to those tests for avast 5.0.
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Nice find, I wish they had a direct download link, I hate loading .pdf files in my browser.

Was able to right-click on link and Save as ... with Fx 3.6 and IE 8.  ???

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Exactly what i've been thinking of time to give norton another chance maybe my problems will be solved...

BTW where is avast internet security?  ??? ::)
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Nice find, I wish they had a direct download link, I hate loading .pdf files in my browser.

Was able to right-click on link and Save as ... with Fx 3.6 and IE 8.  ???

Not the case for me with FF 3.6 the save link as points to avreport.htm, not a pdf file.
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Nice find, I wish they had a direct download link, I hate loading .pdf files in my browser.
On my FF, while "copy link location" shows "http://www.passmark.com/avreport", "save link as..." leads to the pdf file.
You may like to disable pdf plugin on Firefox.

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After going over the PDF thoroughly Symantec payed to have the testing done. Did this affect the results? It sure could. I have known the guys at Passmark for close to 10 years. They have as far as I know never tainted anything for money. I'm going to contact them and see what they say about it. I'm also going to see if they will test Avast 5 Free, Pro and AIS and update the PDF. Wish me luck! 
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An update including Avast 5 and several other new products will be out sometime in July or August so stay tuned.
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Anyone that has had experience with Avast versions 4 and 5 care to comment on whether version 5 has improved on system performance?  Since 4.8 is included in the test, it would give a (very) rough idea where 5 would have fallen on some of these graphs.

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Anyone that has had experience with Avast versions 4 and 5 care to comment on whether version 5 has improved on system performance?  Since 4.8 is included in the test, it would give a (very) rough idea where 5 would have fallen on some of these graphs.

used both and feel better with the v5.
needs less memory (all modules activated) runs/starts faster and scans much faster, too!
on xp sp3 here.
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Anyone that has had experience with Avast versions 4 and 5 care to comment on whether version 5 has improved on system performance?  Since 4.8 is included in the test, it would give a (very) rough idea where 5 would have fallen on some of these graphs.

used both and feel better with the v5.
needs less memory (all modules activated) runs/starts faster and scans much faster, too!
on xp sp3 here.
asyn

Good news!  Do you find your system generally more responsive, like when starting programs, rendering web pages, opening a folder in explorer, etc.?