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by: itspeanutyay October 2, 2013 4:58 AM PDT

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antivirus comparison tests

by itspeanutyay - 10/2/13 4:58 AM

so i got bored and ran a few tests, i partitioned my hard drive into 5 sectors 200gb each on each of the partitions i installed windows xp and on each partition i had a different antivirus
partition 1: avg 2013 free
partition 2: avg internet security 2013
partition 3: norton 360
partition 4: kaspersky
partition 5: windows security essentials
first i run crysis 2 on high settings and done some framerate benchmarks
avg free: 47fps
avg internet security: 39 fps
norton 360: 27fps
kaspersky: 42fps
windows security essentials: 41fps
i then disabled the antivuruses and installed 3 diferent viruses of my own creation and then enabled the antiviruses and scanned the computer
avg free: 3/3 found in 22 mins
avg full: 2/3 found in 27 mins
norton: none found in 1hr 9mins
kaspersky: 3/3 found 32 mins
security essentials: 1 found as soon as i enabled the antivirus the other 2 found during a scan in 43mins
then i tried rendering a 60second clip in 4k
avg free: 37mins
avg full: 38mins
norton: 49mins
kaspersky: 41mins
security essentials: 32 mins
so in short the free version of avg is somehow the best, better still than its big brother avg paid for internet security

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