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Windows 7: Speed Up PC Performance by Replacing Microsoft's Built-In Antivirus

16 May 2013   #1
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Speed Up PC Performance by Replacing Microsoft's Built-In Antivirus

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It's hard to say just how often your antivirus leaps into action to prevent an attack by malware, but it probably isn't every day. You may go for weeks without encountering a drive-by download or other danger. However, you use your computer every day, and the last thing you want is protection that slows down everyday tasks. AV-Comparatives's researchers have once again put a collection of popular products to the test, identifying which will let you sail along unhindered and which will put a drag on performance.

The report doesn't specifically include Microsoft Security Essentials among the products tested. Rather, the researchers took the case of a Windows 7 installation with MSE active as a baseline for comparison. They found that about a third of the products tested impacted performance less than MSE alone, so replacing the default antivirus with one of these would actually speed up your computer!


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16 May 2013   #2
DirtRider

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Great information thanks
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16 May 2013   #3
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.2 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

I'm using Avast at the moment (after using AVG for years).

It looks like I made the right call (at least performance-wise).

What do the y-axis numbers mean/represent?
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16 May 2013   #4
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit Technical Preview
 
 

Avast less of a hog then avira, no way lol. Haven't used avast in a while but I remember it being more of a resource hog on my brothers p4 then avira was which was really light. They must of done a lot of tune ups to avast in the newer version and avira must of got pretty bloated lately.
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16 May 2013   #5
vaidas3

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
Avast less of a hog then avira, no way lol. Haven't used avast in a while but I remember it being more of a resource hog on my brothers p4 then avira was which was really light. They must of done a lot of tune ups to avast in the newer version and avira must of got pretty bloated lately.

Well antivirus software always changes I still remember when Norton was resource hog and with some people it still carries bad reputation but now Norton is one of the fastest antivirus software.. this may change with any new release..
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16 May 2013   #6
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX Maverick
 
 

The ranking of the AV products, that are pretty much useless nowadays, depends on the sites:

VIPRE Antivirus 2013 Review
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