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Offline mantra

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avast almost the best av
« on: July 12, 2003, 11:26:09 AM »
I really like avast
and i think maybe i would buy avast

now i'm using nod32 because i bought it for 1 year now i have only
1 mounth free
it's right to buy good software , alwil doesn't work  for free!!!

for my avast will be perfect with a LOW memory consuming!!!

if i want only a resident shield is too much 8mb of ram!
for example without vrdb,mail scanner and others providers..

Dr.web,nod32,vet,sophos,f-prot and other GOOD software in the resident
protection need very low memory
not everybody has super computer!

i said this to make avast the best av in the market
and boys remember it's right to buy a GOOD software,for the life of
the software!
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Re:avast almost the best av
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2003, 08:00:37 PM »
I really like avast...........
if i want only a resident shield is too much 8mb of ram!
for my avast will be perfect with a LOW memory consuming!!!
i said this to make avast the best av in the market


I thought it was!!!  
Comments noted.
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« Last Edit: July 12, 2003, 08:03:23 PM by techie101 »

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Re:avast almost the best av
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2003, 04:19:20 AM »
I don't know about you guys, but here's what I've found:

Avast: Uses about 21MB RAM (via VM size). Super-quick, barely slows down systems.

KAV: Uses about 15MB RAM. However, opening a folder full of EXE's is a painstaken process with KAV, (takes about 1 minute to load 25 icons).



I personally don't care too much about RAM usage.... I'm more concerned about _SPEED_. Speed is NOT RAM usage. RAM usage is NOT speed.

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Re:avast almost the best av
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2003, 09:31:04 AM »
what version of kav?

i use kav 3.6.1.4
and it uses 2 mb of ram
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Re:avast almost the best av
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2003, 03:32:19 PM »
KAV 4.5.0.48 (newest)



And I doubt any AV product can operate off 2MB RAM. Probably some hidden/integrated drivers...

In fact, Notepad uses almost 3MB RAM.

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Re:avast almost the best av
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2003, 04:37:27 PM »
Lightest one on resources I've tried so far is NOD32, and also the fastest when scanning on demand. But so far I've not met something coming somewhere close to the speed Avast!4 inspects a folder full of scannable files... response is almost instant, while with other programs you must light+smoke a cigarette before you have access to the folder.
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Re:avast almost the best av
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2003, 04:58:01 PM »
Have you tried F-Prot before?

It uses 946KB of RAM (in VM size).

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Re:avast almost the best av
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2003, 06:41:28 PM »
are u sure?!?!?!?

and is it fast?
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2003, 06:52:55 PM »
Yes, lightning fast... Good heuristics, too...

And yes, I'm 100% sure it uses 946K of RAM. Light resource usage and good heuristics are F-Prot's two good traits....

In fact, the Linux and Dos versions have an --ONLYHEUR switch, in which case it completely ignores its virus database and relies only on its advanced neural-network heuristics...

Very interesting to test out; doesn't detect much less than the sig-based scanner...

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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2003, 07:02:51 PM »
great
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Re:avast almost the best av
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2003, 07:06:39 PM »
jdong
wich av do u use? f-prot???
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Re:avast almost the best av
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2003, 07:45:06 PM »
I use

--Avast as my primary/resident AV (most features for its speed/resource usage)

--KAV for a backup, on-demand scanner (most sigs, best detection, but puts  waaay too much load on the system.

--F-Prot as another backup scanner. I use its neural-network heuristics when I'm really doubtful, but mostly for fun :)

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Re:avast almost the best av
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2003, 02:08:58 PM »
ummm
i used nod32 for 1 year , i bought nod

now AVAST on my computer

installed KASPERSKY but now with avast i didn't use it
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Re:avast almost the best av
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2003, 05:18:51 PM »
What did you think of NOD? I actually might buy it and make it primary... Better packer support.

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Re:avast almost the best av
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2003, 05:54:46 PM »
Nod32 V2.0 is a good product, but i do not know if it support more Archive Packer than Avast( Avast support SFX Archives,which Nod doesn´t). Avast supports only some old Dos-Exepacker, but with the new Version(which will come soon i hope) Avast  and Nod32 are equal.
BTW: Nod32 does not support UPX in all its versions right now, and no UPX-Dlls at all(AFAIK)
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