View Full Version : Is the verdict out on Avast 5 detection rates?

02-04-2010, 11:55 AM
Just trying it out now ...

It seems as though MSE's recent application update fixed their max-CPU issue, but I still felt like giving Avast5 a whirl.

I'll be honest, it looks visually very appealing. Uses little RAM / CPU, doesn't get in the way, and the Gamer Mode is cool too.

Question is: What are the overall detection rates like?

Speedy Gonzales
02-04-2010, 02:13 PM
Probably the wrong forum to ask. Dont think there's enough people here using it

02-04-2010, 03:52 PM
Wainuitech tested it, OK not v5 but I doubt that improved any......

02-04-2010, 09:00 PM
Well apparently v5 uses a totally different new engine, hence why I was asking :)

02-04-2010, 09:08 PM
No idea about detection rates but I found it caused lag of 5 to 10 seconds when opening my browser, and my email and affected the performance of my system overall.

Disabling the real time scanning caused an immediate return to near instant launch of apps.