Is McAfee still a system hog these days?

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Is McAfee the system hog it once was a few years back? Verizon's
internet security re-branding is now McAfee (again) and I almost
always advise people to get off of it in exchange for Norton (2009 or
greater).  I used to advocate NOD32 until Norton NIS stopped eating
system resources like candy in '09.

Note: for some reason, AV-Comparatives does not list McAfee in their
performance test suite. ................why?

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| Is McAfee the system hog it once was a few years back? Verizon's
| internet security re-branding is now McAfee (again) and I almost
| always advise people to get off of it in exchange for Norton (2009 or
| greater).  I used to advocate NOD32 until Norton NIS stopped eating
| system resources like candy in '09.

| Note: for some reason, AV-Comparatives does not list McAfee in their
| performance test suite. ................why?

Retail - yes.
Enterprise (v8.70i) - no


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Dave
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I don't know, but supposedly Norton AV was a resource hog, but has now
slimmed down and is acceptable.

I might get Norton since it comes free with this HP system I want.

RL

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Careful here.  The primary system hoggedness :) came from the always-
on protection firewall protection.  So you'd be looking into Norton
Internet Security.

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| I don't know, but supposedly Norton AV was a resource hog, but has now
| slimmed down and is acceptable.

| I might get Norton since it comes free with this HP system I want.

Don't do it.

You'd be better off with the free Avira AntiVir.

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Dave
Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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I just looked at most of the av-comparatives.org test results
involving Avira.  It seems to do really well.  I'll have to keep an
eye on it.

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Not just acceptable, it's now great!  NOD32 level of low system
impact.  That happened in 2009 when apparently they /finally/ got the
message.

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