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- Bit Defender and Nod 32 too much resources
October 8, 2005, 2:19 am
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happy with it. I particularly appreciate its low resource usage.
I then decided to download BitDefender 8 Free as a second AV to use
for on-demand scanning. I thought this would be more thorough than
running it online using IE.
I discovered that even though BitDefender is not providing on-
access scanning (ie, virus shield), it still loads and takes as
much resources as Nod32.
So, if I keep BitDefender 8 Free for on demand scanning, I'm
consistenly running both AVs and using an extra 16,000+ kb of
resources even though it's not doing anything when it isn't
actively being used to scan my system.
Might I be better off just keeping NOD32 and using BitDefender
and/or TrendMicro for on demand scanning via the web?
And...why would BitDefender load files that take 16,000+ kb when it
is not being a virus shield and not being used on-demand?
Re: Bit Defender and Nod 32 too much resources
I don't know why, but using 16 meg RAM isn't exactly the big deal
that it used to be, when now most users have at least 256 meg
If it bothers you, the KASFX program (see my signature) won't
use resources when idle ... and it's a far better scanner since it
uses the Kaspersky scan engine.