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Uh, I've been on message boards for decades. And over the years message board activity has proven that debating stuff to death will not lead to greater security. All it does is create dramas.Uh, that's sorta the nature of message boards.
Maybe you are in the wrong place.
Yes, I've got a 4th Gen with an HDD in some computers and they do get slowed down noticeably by some products.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.
You are very good at the beating a dead horse thing.Uh, I've been on message boards for decades. And over the years message board activity has proven that debating stuff to death will not lead to greater security. All it does is create dramas.
Prove what you said. I want to see evidence that beating the dead horse increases security.
LOL increase security for who? 100 dudes...? The same 100 dudes who in fact don't even need to debate since they probably already know the right strategy to be safe.Here is absolute proof that ..Analyzing, picking-apart, re-analyzing, re-discussing.. can increase security.
Wilders and other security forums banned "What is best AV ?" and other similar discussions. Especially certain debates about AV test lab results. Do you even know why ?You are very good at the beating a dead horse thing.
Here is absolute proof that ..Analyzing, picking-apart, re-analyzing, re-discussing.. can increase security.
If you don't understand that, that is not my problem.
i'm certainly not for banning anyone and i'm certainly not for censorship eitherI'd rather ban users who take it too seriously. They are almost worse than discussions A vs. B, or the like.
Beautiful explanation, thank you!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.
This means that if you have a good CPU (with as many threads as possible), a fast SSD and about 8 GB of RAM, BitDefender (and it's cousins/brothers of SDK) would probably end up being very, very light.
Let's have a look at AV-Comparatives' test computer:
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.
Though, AV-Test gives a better picture, the fact is that even the "Standard PC" of AV-Test uses 8GB of RAM and a SSD, the only drawback is a dual core CPU (4 threads).
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.
Fabian Wosar Chief lead of Emsisoft is an exception I think? I remember interesting exchange with us and members of Malware TipsNot saying, i still wait the day when the chief lead developer of Windows or any major security software will come to a forum like MT or Wilders and say:
"guys, your multiple discussions hit our ears and we took great attention about your very valid concerns , so we decided to follow your suggestions to improve our product the way you expressed it"...Yeaaaaaaahhh , not coming soon, and Hell will be frozen until it happen...
In fact,they do the opposite , all fleeing security forums for a good reason LOL
There have been many interesting exchanges between Fabian Wosar and members at a number of "security" forums across the years. You are probably referring to his most recent AMA thread here. I'm sure many found that quite informative if they wish to develop as malware analysts. However, if you bother to search deeper both here and Wilders, you will see that Fabian has a general disdain for quite a number of things that happen at forums like MT and Wilders (and rightly so).Fabian Wosar Chief lead of Emsisoft is an exception I think? I remember interesting exchange with us and members of Malware Tips