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While there's Bitdefender, there's you. Even your DP is an old Bitdefender logo. Do you work for them?Bitdefender proves to the world that it is number one in digital protection
Bitdefender and Kaspersky Kings
Avast and AVG good
ESET and McAfee low performance.
Maybe Webroot.To me it's quite apparent there is no perfect AV...
I see, I see...Maybe Webroot.
I think that the other AVs ganged up on Webroot to keep them out of AV-Corncavities. Maybe Webroot is so much better, they figure out ways to keep them out. It's possibly a conspiracy.
As Night Stalker says, here we go again.
Actually, I'm not sure what he's getting at there. Here we go again where?
I do not work for themWhile there's Bitdefender, there's you. Even your DP is an old Bitdefender logo. Do you work for them?
Don't be offended just poking fun at you but I'm sure others have noticed this as well. Everyone has their favorite product I guess.
Probably because BitDefender engine primarily stresses the disk access, memory and CPU. In my observation (I have used/tested many implementations of BitDefender including the SDK versions), the engine is not heavy on I/O calls or adding latency to operations of the system.Malware protection is hard for people to judge on their own, because most of us don't encounter enough malware to produce statistically significant results.
The thing I don't get is the performance ratings. That's something the average user is capable of judging on his own, but the results are puzzling. Bitdefender is famous for slowing down the system, yet it gets great scores in the performance category. Can someone explain this? Has Bitdefender improved greatly in performance?
That's very good and a optimal case for functioning of BitDefender engine (8 thread, 4 core CPU and high speed disk access). Certain SDK brothers of BitDefender amp up the thread count and disk access to the max since most of the SDK products do not utilise the photon performance enhancing technology of BitDefender (except ArcaVir). This allows them to sometimes get better performance scores than BD itself.Intel Core i7-8550U CPU, 8GB of RAM and SSD hard disks.
I've only got 2nd gen i5s in the computers I use daily. They're fast enough for what I use them for, but some antivirus software will cause very noticeable slowdowns.Things are going to be very different on a PC with 4GB or 6GB RAM, an older gen CPU (yes, people are still using 3rd, 4th gen Intel Core CPUs and AMD FX/Athlon/APU) and a standard HDD, but these aren't being tested anymore.