Antivirus Performance Comparison

They are capable of doing a variety of things, from stealing hard disk space to gaining access to your private information or draining your CPU. There are a variety of antivirus tools available which can help protect your gadgets and avoid these kinds of issues. It is important to select one that is not likely to have an impact on your system’s performance. This is one of the main factors that all of our antivirus programs are tested against. The results depend on how long it takes each program to complete an operation. For instance, Kaspersky Security Cloud Free had an impact on the background of only 6percent when performing a full scan, and ESET had a slightly higher impact of 12%.

Avira, a German-based firm has a good reputation in our tests. It always scores over 90% in all three categories: Protection (False positives) and Performance (False Positives) and Usability. The UI has a variety of features as well as a smart “firewall” and a range of privacy tools. Avira’s subscriptions are priced on a monthly basis, rather than a fixed 1-3 year period, which makes it much easier to cancel or alter the subscription at any time without having to worry about 2nd-year renewal price shocks.

Essentware previously known as PCKeeper was a relatively new name to our tests. It runs the Avira Engine in the background. Overall, it did quite well. The interface and performance are both user-friendly but there are a few issues with stability – mainly scan jobs freezing up that have led to a lower rating. The detection was great and a perfect run of the certification sets resulted in VB100.

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