Raiden

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I still don't think it's any better than Kaspersky Free. It just has better anti-exploit protection than Kaspersky. At least KSCF has post-exploit protection and network attack protection + much much better BB afaik
SHP's BB is not good enough. The ML is very good but only support .exe extension if I'm not mistaken

Yes you are correct.

It is getting better, but still needs some work, but it's getting there IMHO. I am curious as to what V3 will bring. Sophos does have some very capable technology on their enterprise stuff, so hopefully more of that will trickle down in to SHP.
 

blackice

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Btw, how does Sophos Home Premium performs on your PC? I tried it last month and it was the heaviest AV I ever installed. Everything was slow to respond including a simple right click on desktop. I was extremely surprised. I also remember oldschool saying few months ago that he felt it was very heavy.
I found that after running it for a couple days it settled down. Noticed no difference from Defender after that. Someone said something about it needing to create a cache, no idea if that’s legitimate or not. But, I did notice the performance was greatly improved after about 48 hours. That’s on a desktop i7 though.
 
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BVLon

You are saying that Kaspersky is better than Sophos, but I don’t agree too much. If we are talking about bells, whistles, useless settings, questionable reputation and bloatware tools that you will hardly ever use, than Kaspersky, Bitdefender and McAfee are absolutely unbeatable. But if you are talking about protection that just gets the job done.... I’ll go with Sophos any day. They are not for a slow PC tho and they do need to fix some bugs. They are kinda new to the home market so they need time.
 
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BVLon

- Sophos causing system slow downs, at least for a couple of days...
- Kaspersky can be tweaked for better performance after installation!

Kaspersky (KIS) offering better protection overall compared to Sophos Home Premium
Sophos does not cause any slowdowns, in fact Sophos is one of the lightest I've seen. Memory consumption is extremely high, especially for a program that does not burst with functions and modules. However, because it keeps so much code in the memory (that's my guess), its CPU and disk operations are reduced. Having many processes allows Sophos to be stable and increases its self-protection efficacy. Sophos architecture is the same like McAfee, where the software is a combination of many autonomous programs. I am not a fan of it, but its got its benefits. McAfee also keeps quite a lot of code in memory and its been deemed by users and testing organizations to be light.
 
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silversurfer

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Sophos does not cause any slowdowns, in fact Sophos is one of the lightest I've seen. Memory consumption is extremely high, especially for a program that does not burst with functions and modules. However, because it keeps so much code in the memory (that's my guess), its CPU and disk operations are reduced. Having many processes allows Sophos to be stable and increases its self-protection efficacy. Sophos architecture is the same like McAfee, where the software is a combination of many autonomous programs. I am not a fan of it, but its got its benefits. McAfee also keeps quite a lot of code in memory and its been deemed by users and testing organizations to be light.
I just wrote "Sophos causing system slow downs, at least for a couple of days..." that meant it's only heavier on system impact during the first days!

You can claiming whatever you want but that isn't always the truth, it's may just your opinion or better said your own experience...

Every system is different on hardware and even more every user feeling different than others, so everyone just agree or disagree ;)