Less system resources usage (ignore ram usage): Avast 8 free or Windows 8 Defender

  • Avast 8 free

    Votes: 4 36.4%
  • Windows 8 Defender

    Votes: 6 54.5%
  • Very close to choose

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • Total voters
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Nikos751

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Which of them is lighter in system resources? I don't care about ram usage, what's important to me is disk/cpu usage and the rest. Don't mess with effectiveness etc, the thread is only resources usage related.
Thank you!
 

Akash209

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Windows defender is your PC defult AV.. If you add avast then automatically stop WD and Avast his do own work.... So, its Your choice that you want an av or not, bcz WD is your Defult Av..!
 

Nikos751

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Akash209 said:
Windows defender is your PC defult AV.. If you add avast then automatically stop WD and Avast his do own work.... So, its Your choice that you want an av or not, bcz WD is your Defult Av..!
I know that. The two options to be discussed here are Windows (8) Defender enabled without any other AV in real time, and Avast 8 free of course with WD disabled since WD is disabled automatically after Avast installation.
 

jamescv7

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Both of them would generally not affect the performance if RAM issue is not important since none of them could conflict from the daily task.
 

Nikos751

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jamescv7 said:
Both of them would generally not affect the performance if RAM issue is not important since none of them could conflict from the daily task.
Thank you! Indeed the difference (if any) must be tiny; I 've used them both but did not make any comparison ever so I created this thread. What bothers me most is disk usage as I want my HDD to have as little usage from AV as possible. I want it to last as long as it's possible.
 
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