Antivirus Performance Comparison

The virus can do a variety of things, from taking over hard disk space to getting access to your private information or draining your CPU. There are a variety of anti-virus software available to shield your devices from these issues. It is essential to select one that is not likely to have an impact on system performance. All of our antivirus software is tested against this. The results depend on how long it takes each product to complete an operation. For example, Kaspersky Security Cloud Free had a background impact of 6% while performing a full scan, and ESET had a slightly greater impact of 12 percent.

Avira is a German company has a http://www.avastantivirusreview.com/avast-vpn-vs-nordvpn-expectations-vs-reality great reputation in our tests. It consistently scores above 90% in the three categories of Protection (False positives), Performance (False Positives) and Usability. Its UI offers a lot of functionality that includes a smart “firewall” and a variety of privacy tools. Avira subscriptions are billed monthly instead of for a fixed 1-3 year period. This makes it much easier to cancel your subscription or modify it at any time.

A fairly new name that we’ve tested, Essentware – which was previously known as PCKeeper utilizes the Avira engine underneath and generally scores quite well across the board. Its UI is simple to use and its performance was acceptable in the month of March, however a few stability issues – mainly with scan jobs not being able to connect – have lowered the rating. However, detection was good and a flawless run through the certification sets earned it a VB100 award.