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It doesnt have that in the free version, only in the paid, and its pretty much accurate saying it has no settings whatsoever.If I can remember correctly, Bitdefender Free does have its own Behavior Blocker.. Called Active Virus Control(Now it's called Advanced Threat Defense) But you can't manage any settings except enabling/disabling real time protection and adding exclusion
Is very true, should be installed after clean install of windowsBuggy setup that often doesnt even install it and gets you stuck in a restart loop.
The disk space and RAM usage have no bearing on how heavy or light an antivirus is. What actually causes slowdowns is high CPU and or high disk usage. Sometimes more RAM usage is a good thing as it allows an antivirus to keep more data in the RAM at once, rather than swapping it to the hard drive/SSD.I just went back to it, and it felt heavy. In my system, it took around 2 GB of disk space and 230 MB of memory.
The disk space and RAM usage have no bearing on how heavy or light an antivirus is. What actually causes slowdowns is high CPU and or high disk usage. Sometimes more RAM usage is a good thing as it allows an antivirus to keep more data in the RAM at once, rather than swapping it to the hard drive/SSD.
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Both AV Comparatives and AV Test, test the performance impact of antiviruses. However these results can't be taken too seriously, as often their results differ to what I've experienced on multiple computers. The system impact of an antivirus often can vary greatly from one computer to the next, so what is light for someone else may be heavy for you. As a result, the best way to test system impact is to install an antivirus and see if it causes noticeable slowdowns or not. So you really need to try an antivirus yourself to see how it will perform on your system. Also it's worth noting that some antivirus are usually very light and then on rare occasions will unexpectedly cause slowdowns.You're right! Unfortunately, I'm not an expert, so I could only look at the task manager. Is there a study for free AVs that look at these factors?