Question Lightest AV

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R19933

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Aug 31, 2023
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Hello everyone,
i'm currently looking for the lightest AV on the market the only real performance tests i could find are on AV-comparatives, using it for gaming and working from home and want it to be as light as possible :) wonder what your experiences are, currently using Kaspersky, but also got licenses for Norton/BD.
Cheers!
 

l0rdraiden

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Jul 28, 2017
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Avast, custom install, only 2 modules behaviour engine and av.
If you want to go 1 step further you can uncheck E and F but you will lose some security, anyway I don't think it will affect to gamming performance.

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In av comparatives enterprise the corp product of avast is the faster one because it doesn't include all the crap of a full installation, therefore if you only install those 2 modules should be the best option.
 

R19933

Level 1
Thread author
Aug 31, 2023
14
Avast, custom install, only 2 modules behaviour engine and av.
If you want to go 1 step further you can uncheck E and F but you will lose some security, anyway I don't think it will affect to gamming performance.

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In av comparatives enterprise the corp product of avast is the faster one because it doesn't include all the crap of a full installation, therefore if you only install those 2 modules should be the best option.
Hmm, Which Avast version is this, the premium or free tier?
Never tried Avast tbh, just want it to be non intrusive and mostly set & forget with decent protection ofc :)
 

blackice

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Apr 1, 2019
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In very, very light AV, you have Avast! ESET and F-Secure.
The problem with Avast is that it can add extra options for a fee, which can slow down your machine.
Opt for AVG, it's like Avast but "lighter".
I found a noticeable 5-8% drop in cpu intensive performance with AVG IS a couple years ago. 3D Mark benchmarks were noticeably lower as was cinebench, which was reflected in games and Handbrake (my main CPU use cases).
 

R19933

Level 1
Thread author
Aug 31, 2023
14
In very, very light AV, you have Avast! ESET and F-Secure.
The problem with Avast is that it can add extra options for a fee, which can slow down your machine.
Opt for AVG, it's like Avast but "lighter".
Also have a F secure license somewhere :) what would you recommend Kaspersky or f secure ? Where the main focus is performance.
 

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