Level 5
again confused comparatives.. they test on Windows 7 .. while they should test on Windows 10 too. and where are the others AV companies ? cant see panda, norton, qihoo.
thx for share J Gamez065


Level 64
Tested products
The following products for 64-bit systems were evaluated (with default settings) in this test:
  • Avast Free Antivirus 2016
  • AVG Internet Security 2016
  • AVIRA Antivirus Pro 15.0
  • Bitdefender Internet Security 2016
  • BullGuard Internet Security 16.0
  • Emsisoft Anti-Malware 11.7
  • eScan Internet Security Suite 14.0
  • ESET Smart Security 9.0
  • Fortinet FortiClient 5.4 (with FortiGate)
  • F-Secure Internet Security 2016
  • Kaspersky Internet Security 2016
  • Lavasoft Ad-Aware Pro Security 11.10
  • McAfee Internet Security 2016
  • Microsoft Security Essentials 4.8
  • Quick Heal Total Security 17.0
  • Sophos Endpoint Protection 10.6
  • Tencent PC Manager 11.4 (English)
  • ThreatTrack Vipre Internet Security Pro 2016
  • Trend Micro Internet Security 2016

The following activities/tests were performed under an up-to-date Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit system:
• File copying
• Archiving / unarchiving
• Installing / uninstalling applications
• Launching applications
• Downloading files
• PC Mark 8 Professional Testing Suite

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DJ Panda

Level 29
@Petrovic I am suprised always thought Kaspersky was one of the heaviest AVs out there. I couldn't find the results for the test on the site. Do you have a link?


Level 85
Avira = (checked!) Definitely proven to be one of the light in footprint however contradict on some parts that can be problematic because of resource usage. Also their removal feature can be cause of problematic because of their process.

ESET = (checked!) Another accurate result here, 2 process and sometimes a scenario can spike high up resource usage but not always.

Kaspersky = well still remain likely questionable on some, since as you know they exert a lot of effort by providing patches on the build; however seems the components are not fully optimized for majority.