View Full Version : Dual core processors and Anti-virus software
06-03-2009, 09:16 AM
For those who have a dual core or quad core computer, does the antivirus software running in the background still slow things down?
06-07-2009, 11:04 PM
So is everyone running single core processors?
06-07-2009, 11:45 PM
i run a dual core and seems to run just fine
im using Avast anti-virus on main rig and AVG on wifes single core
06-08-2009, 07:31 AM
Virus scanners will always have some impact on performance. It depends on a number of factors:
Virus software you're using
Speed of the processor
Speed of your HD
Amount of RAM
How full your HD is
A good scanner on a recent system should be fast enough not to be noticable at all, unless of course it's running a full scan on your machine.
06-08-2009, 08:48 AM
NOD32 doesn't slow my PC down... and it runs in the backgroun unobtrusively.
The only time Avast has any kind of noticeable effect on my systems (both single core and dual core) is when it is automatically updating the virus files and the application itself. I have it to automatically update, so it will slow things down while it's processing. Otherwise, i never notice any difference when it's just running in the background.
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