- Oct 31, 2014
About ram usage?
It is ok now. The old verision during normal consume 300 mbMultiple processes run ~ 75 MB - 100 MB during normal use. Running a full scan adds 150 MB. The RAM usage didn't bother me but the 30%+ CPU during a full scan did. The only other option is a contextual scan. Windows Defender full scan is also a resource hog but at least it has the quick scan option, which is very silent. I never notice its automatic scans.
My micro review -
I took Sophos Home Free for a quick spin today and here is my take. The installer is big and takes time (with my 18 mbps service), otherwise it's a trouble-free process. It's fairly lightweight when browsing normally and it has decent network protection. It lacks the machine learning module of the premium version and its full scans are really slow which spike CPU significantly - 30% on my machine. There are no other scan options. It doesn't invade your privacy and it's free. Paired with another software like VoodooShield or OS Armor it makes a good free setup. It's definitely better than the early free version but I just couldn't justify keeping it in place of Windows Defender.
It is ok now. The old verision during normal consume 300 mb
If you don't upgrade to premium then you have the free version, is this a good protection compared with avast or not that good ?
I have used version 1 at the beginning but that was realy heavy ...
Is there a way to avoid the 30 days trial of the premium version? I just would like to test the free one