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Level 8
Windows Defender with performance of 6 makes absolutely no sense when I know for a fact that avast! is objectively faster and got only 5.5...
When I use AppTimer to see how fast for instance Chrome launches and check WD versus Avast, Windows Defender slows down programs starts 25% less. Windows Defender set on MAX with ConfigureDefender COLD (first startup) launches half a second faster than Avast with FileShield installed. Consequetive startups of Chrome with WD are just below .2 seconds faster than Avast (again with Fileshield only, when I install more Avast free modules, the lag gets worse). Could you post your AppTimer recordings (since you mentioned that you knew for a fact)?

Mileage may vary per PC config, I know
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Level 23

Good to see MBAM in there and testing... and slowly improving.

It's the vendors who hide from testing and make excuses... they are more likely to not improve.


He's not a member anymore since yesterday and the threads he started are now gone. I don't know why and I liked reading his antivirus reviews.
Yeah, this is very unfortunate.

He was personally attacked several times... and I know he didn't like it. And I don't blame him.