Antivirus Performance Comparison

Viruses are capable of a wide range of things, from stealing your hard disk space to getting access to your personal data or draining your CPU. There are many anti-virus programs available to shield your gadgets from these problems. It is important to choose one that will have a minimal impact on your system’s performance. This is a crucial aspect that all of our antivirus programs are tested against. The results are based on how long it takes each program to complete an operation. Kaspersky Security Cloud Free, for example has a background effect of only 6% when scanning the entire system, while ESET had an effect of 12%.

Avira is a German company is a reputable brand in our tests. It has consistently scored above 90 percent in the three categories of Protection (False positives), Performance (False Positives) and Usability. Its user interface is friendly and provides a wide range of features, including a smart firewall and other 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 adjust the subscription at any time, without having to worry about 2nd-year renewal price shocks.

A relatively new name that we have tested, Essentware – which was previously known as PCKeeper utilizes the Avira engine in its core and generally scores pretty well across the range. Its performance and interface are both user-friendly but some issues with stability – mainly scan jobs freezing up and causing the rating to drop. However, detection was excellent, and a reality vpn perfect run through the certification sets earned it an VB100 award.

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