Look at these results and see what happens when your computer is running just Windows Defender on Windows 10 x64
Changed the title to "3rd party" antivirus.I find the title a little misleading. When you have straight Windows 10. Windows Defender is the AV. Unless you have fully disabled it is still running in the background. Yeah I find Avast pretty light. Remember take these tests with a grain of salt!
Technically these performance tests "could" be real, because actually it is not so difficult or complex, to get an AV benchmark....but...but... the grain of salt could be related to the money factor.Ha what a joke.
Your going to tell me McAfee is near ESET in terms of impact. Yeah right, okay. I think even John McAfee would disagree with me.
Windows Defender outperforms McAfee any day of the week. Hell it outperforms id say in my opinion probably half of them listed.
Totally taking this test with a huge grain of salt.
Thanks for sharing.
I was thinking along the same lines exactly.Probably it doesn't seem but WD is quite heavy.
If I think back to the older versions of Norton... I wouldn't believe now it is the most lightweight AV after ESET.
Old fact, it was like that since Windows 8, seems to be a bit better on the latest versions.With Windows Defender I noticed a particular slowdown when opening folders with lots of executable files. For example the downloads folder, it would take a couple seconds for the program icons to load on screen because WD was scanning them. Anyone know what I'm talking about? This was months ago though and I don't use WD so I'm not sure how it is now. But besides that it seemed pretty light to me. Btw McAfee was the heaviest AV I have ever tried so for me that puts the whole test into question.