Antivirus Performance Comparison
The virus can do various things, from stealing hard disk space to getting access to your personal information or draining your CPU. Thankfully, there are many anti-virus programs available to help protect your devices and prevent the kinds of issues. It is important to choose one that will have a minimal impact on the performance of your system. Each of our antivirus programs is tested against this aspect. The results below are based on the amount of time it takes for each program to perform an operation. Kaspersky Security Cloud Free, for example, had a background effect of 6% when running a full scan, while ESET had an impact of 12 percent.
Avira is a German-based company. Avira is well-established in our tests and consistently scores above the 90% mark in all three categories: Security, Performance and Usability (False Positives). Its user interface offers a wide range of features and features, including a sophisticated «firewall» and a variety of privacy tools. Avira’s subscriptions are priced on a monthly basis, rather than a predetermined 1-3 year period, making it more convenient to cancel or adjust the subscription at any time, without having to worry about second-year renewal price shocks.
A relatively new name that we have tested, Essentware – which was previously known as PCKeeper is a program that runs the Avira engine behind the scenes and generally scores well across the all the tests. Its performance and user interface are both user-friendly however a few stability problems that resulted in scan jobs freezing up and causing the rating to drop. The detection was satisfactory and a flawless run of the certification sets earned VB100.