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Real time comparative - AVAST, Panda, WinDefender


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#1 eLPuSHeR

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 02:20 AM

Hello guys.

 

I have made a real world performance comparative for AVAST Free, Panda Dome Free and Windows Defender to find out if the alleged real world lackluster performance for WD was true.

 

Test was done on my i7 5960-x (8 cores, 16 threads), 8GB DDR4 RAM (1066Mhz, single channel), GTX 1070, Crucial SSD, and an old SATA2 HDD.

 

I rebooted my pc between every test.

 

I don't know if this thread is well placed here. If not, any moderator feel free to move it. Thanks.

 

Here we go.

 

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What do you think? AVAST or Panda? And yes, it's true Windows Defender slow down some things even if I consider it a good AV.


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 02:30 PM

Of those you tested, I recommend Avast -- see lab test results HERE.



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Posted 25 July 2018 - 04:26 AM

Thanks for the suggestion.

 

I have been testing both WD and AVAST and I haven't run into any issue with AVAST (installed with just two shields, mind you). And everything felt snappier. I love WD but I think it needs some love.


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Posted 27 July 2018 - 04:14 AM

After a few days testing AVAST in several Desktops/Laptops I am going back to olde TRUSTY Windows Defender. A pity is somewhat slow on some operations but it seems most third party antivirus software is pretty buggy. One thing I despise a lot about AVAST is the infuriating slow loading of its UI/Dashboard (specially on hdd/slow pcs). Also, on an older slow one core laptop, AVAST service even failed to load today.



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Posted 30 July 2018 - 10:27 AM


I no longer recommend avast as an anti-virus solution for a variety of reasons...I explain why in this topic along with information about Windows Defender (Windows Antivirus). Also see my comments in Choosing an Anti-Virus Program.
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Posted 31 July 2018 - 06:34 AM

I have also found AVAST takes up quite the space (about 800MB-1GB+). I find that not acceptable for a single AV program.



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Posted 31 July 2018 - 03:06 PM

Avast is an effective antivirus as shown HERE and HERE. The free version does bug users a lot with advertisements for the paid version of Avast, plus advertisements for their several other products. It's what you pay to get it free. Avast does use a lot of storage space but -- while patrolling -- it's relatively light as to cpu usage.

 

Brief off-topic comment: If you want a truly tiny footprint in both small space used and (more importantly) low cpu cycles, then I suggest that you take a look at the AVs that are primarily cloud-based, such as Webroot & Panda.



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Posted 01 August 2018 - 03:58 AM

After playing csgo yesterday, I have been forced to return to AVAST, because from a gamer perspective, Windows Defender slowdowns are quite noticeable. I think WD bad disk I/O performance is a hit and miss thing. It seems quite random.






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