Scanning speeds were very fast, as usual, slowing only in the archive set when the scan settings were set to more thorough levels. Overheads seemed fairly low, but this figure will be skewed by the lack of full on-read scanning by default. Resource use was a little above average, but not a great deal, and our set of tasks ran through at a decent pace.
Another product based around the Bitdefender engine, again with a little extra added, eScan has been a regular entrant in our tests for many years, having missed only one test in the last five years. This month saw another fairly dramatic redesign, timed to coincide with the release of Windows 8. The installer provided was a jumbo 397MB, and ran through the standard steps to complete in a minute or so, with updates then taking another half minute to finish off the process. On one occasion the updating GUI opened but then vanished immediately and could not be reopened, but the process seemed to complete successfully and on restarting the main interface all was set back to normal again. No reboot was needed to complete the set-up.
The interface is bright and reasonably clear, offering some basic controls, and is generally easy to navigate. Stability under pressure remains something of an issue, with the GUI freezing up during large scans or heavy on-access work, but in normal use all seemed fine. Logging is capped at a fixed size, but thankfully it no longer floods log files with unnecessary data, making it fairly usable. Scanning speeds were a little slow, overheads a little high, with RAM use a little below average, CPU use a little above, and our set of tasks a little slower than we would hope.
Another solution including the Bitdefender engine, this time in conjunction with AVG, TrustPort has been a consistently high performer in our tests for some time now, generally vying with a couple of other multi-engine solutions for the top right corner spot on our RAP charts. The installer provided was reasonably compact for a multi engine product, measuring only 216MB, and ran through in a fair few steps in around a minute. Part of the install process was a period of updating, but after the initial reboot that was requested at the end of the set-up, it was clear that things were not fully up to date and more downloads were needed, adding another minute or so on average to the total install time.
A handful of the products that were submitted proved too unstable for us to do much with, but those which did work were for the most part reasonably stable. Most had at least a few minor issues, but only a couple were seriously problematic, and even in those cases the issues mostly emerged under the sort of heavy stress that is unlikely to be encountered by real-world users. Hopefully the recent addition of our stability rating system has helped encourage developers to keep a close eye on the quality of their products (or at least, if they feel they are not up to scratch, to prevent them from participating in tests where their shortcomings will be highlighted).
Test environment. All products were tested on identical machines with AMD Phenom II X2 550 processors, 4GB RAM, dual 80GB and 1TB hard drives, running Microsoft Windows 8 Pro, 64-bit Edition. For the full testing methodology see
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