- Apr 16, 2017
I relate to both @Kongo and @piquiteco, your experiences are valid based on how ZAESNG runs on my win10VM, except I have come to opposite conclusion! Here, the 3 heaviest ZA process are using 900 mb RAM, about 6%. I'm running a 6 core xeon VM with 16 gb RAM, (the physical host has substantially more memory). I created this win10_VM for the sole purpose of running ZA so I have no problem with it adding ZA extensions to Edge & Chrome. (F-Secure adds its extension to browsers, but IIRC it does ask you first unlike ZA). ZA is running fast & light on this VM, no slowdowns. When I go to a website that needs a login, ZA is quick to inspect it and give me an "ok" popup -- I feel like it is protecting me!. Years ago I made tweaks to firewalls, but kinda like the fact that there's nothing to tweak with ZA. (I have CF@cruelsister on another VM and with her config, CF rarely bothers the user) ZA is same except I didn't have to config the ZA firewall. The initial scan showed 37,000 files and I did not even note the time as I recall the scan time was more or less typical. I have been pleasantly surprised by ZA/ng and how much I like it. On my system, the one thing I notice is snafu'd integration with WSC, which displays that there is no firewall, but ZA shows all green, and a few tests showed that firewall is working. Sorry that ZA is not working for @piquiteco after I urged him to try installing a second time. (Avast One (on another VM) was not working for me until I disabled an unrelated non-security app).I can kinda of relate to that. I mean I really like basic products, but there is legit zero customization and the product itself felt quite unstable. I already talked with @Trident about it and he took the time to explain why their threat removal and the detection popups are so delayed. It all made sense then. Still, I am really not a fan of the product. The reason why the extension can't be removed is that its deeply connected with the software itself as it doesn't only block malicious sites like other web-protection extensions. I kind of like their approach but other than that I wasn't satisfied with the product the last time I tested it. Will probably check it out when its out of beta.
I also like F-Secure and MS Defender (fwiw )Yes, I totally agree when it comes to let's see, ZA can outperform the big AV in threat detection . Sometimes I get a split heart when it comes to using a major AV, I don't know if it was after I started participating in the MT forum. If you ask me which AV I would definitely use I wouldn't know how to answer you. More funny, you will laugh now, I am using MS Defender. I have F-secure license until 2026, Emsisoft almost 1 year license, Bitdefender almost 1 year license and not using any 3rd party AV and in the end I end up using Defender lol.