Antivirus Performance Comparison
They can be anything from taking your hard disk space to accessing your private information and draining your CPU. There are a myriad of anti-virus applications available to guard your devices from the dangers. The key is to choose one that will have a minimal impact on your system’s M&A deals software performance. This is the primary factor that all of our antivirus products are tested against. The results below are based on the amount of time it takes each program to perform an operation. Kaspersky Security Cloud Free, for example, had a background effect of only 6% when conducting a full scan while ESET had an impact of 12 percent.
Germany-based Avira is well-known in our tests and consistently scores above the 90% mark in all three categories – Security, Performance and Usability (False Positives). The user interface has a wealth of functionality as well as a smart “firewall” as well as a variety of privacy tools. Avira subscriptions are priced monthly instead of a fixed 3 to 5 years. This makes it simpler to cancel the subscription or modify it at any time.
Essentware previously known as PCKeeper was a relatively new name to our tests. It uses the Avira Engine in the background. Overall, it did quite well. Its performance and interface are both easy to use however, there are a few issues with stability which included scan jobs freezing up that have led to a lower rating. However, detection was good, and a perfect run through the certification sets earned it a VB100 award.