Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




266 posts

Ultimate Geek


#113355 14-Jan-2013 19:05
Send private message

I checked my data stats with NetLimiter 3 and my present AV seems to use a lot of data, but no where as much as my previous AV, is this normal or is NetLimeter wrong or counting the data downloaded by other programs being scanned by the AV as AV dowloads in NetLimiter??

Here's a chart of present AV UnThreat->




Here's a chart of prevoius AV Avast->







Desktop AMD Ryzen 1600/RX-580/24GB Ram/29" UHD monitor, 1 laptop, Galaxy S7, Huawei something, raspberry PI, Sony Android TV plus other gadgets..... and puss (cat)

 

 

 

 

 

 


Create new topic
4553 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #744734 14-Jan-2013 19:12
Send private message

First question, which antivirus is this?





mjb

923 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #744736 14-Jan-2013 19:17
Send private message

nakedmolerat: First question, which antivirus is this?


just above each graph he names them. New -> "UnThreat", Old -> Avast.

To be honest, the graphs cannot be easily compared, due to the time scales, but doing the math suggests that they're both fairly similar, if anything, UnThreat is probably better wrt usage.




edit: oh - OP says that... I guess it depends on the software used, and how it does updates.




contentsofsignaturemaysettleduringshipping


 
 
 
 




266 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #744737 14-Jan-2013 19:21
Send private message

nakedmolerat: First question, which antivirus is this?


The stats for 2013 is Unthreat AV which I installed recently after reading about it in this forum, (UnThreat is my AV at moment)

The stats for Aug/Sep 2012 is Avast when I first noticed the huge data from NL3 and just uninstalled it and put MSE in as they are free and did not worry me.

I was sitting at PC today and noticed Comodo's firewall animation telling me something was going on, so checked Comodo and it said Unthreat was downloading about 100mb, so that's when I checked NetLimiter 3 and here I am now.






Desktop AMD Ryzen 1600/RX-580/24GB Ram/29" UHD monitor, 1 laptop, Galaxy S7, Huawei something, raspberry PI, Sony Android TV plus other gadgets..... and puss (cat)

 

 

 

 

 

 


BDFL - Memuneh
67149 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #744744 14-Jan-2013 19:40
Send private message

Moved to correct forum as "antivirus" is "Desktop Computing" not "Windows".




gzt

11353 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #745111 15-Jan-2013 14:16
Send private message

I cannot believe either of those two summaries. Way too much data on the graph even if each were doing full engine updates.

Do either of these products include firewall functionality? Maybe netlimiter sees some traffic coming through those products and assumes incorrectly the source. Google might reveal similar reports and an explanation.




266 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #745118 15-Jan-2013 14:34
Send private message

gzt: I cannot believe either of those two summaries. Way too much data on the graph even if each were doing full engine updates.

Do either of these products include firewall functionality? Maybe netlimiter sees some traffic coming through those products and assumes incorrectly the source. Google might reveal similar reports and an explanation.



No, have sep Comodo firewall, from what I have googled is data is being scanned and NL3 is counting data as through the AV scanner, here's a quote I found online->

"Well avast doesn't download anything of its own accord, the avastSvc.exe is the main avast service and controls all the resident scanners so if you are browsing or using P2P, etc. all that traffic has to be scanned through the avast localhost proxy, so that may be the traffic you see."

So I see it's nothing to worry about as it's the AV scanned data being counted by NL3 as the AV only, uninstalled Unthreat AV and put in MSE, if same thing happens I will put Unthreat AV back in.

Cheers




Desktop AMD Ryzen 1600/RX-580/24GB Ram/29" UHD monitor, 1 laptop, Galaxy S7, Huawei something, raspberry PI, Sony Android TV plus other gadgets..... and puss (cat)

 

 

 

 

 

 


Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

OPPO Find X2 Lite brings flagship features to mid-range 5G smartphone
Posted 29-May-2020 12:52


Sony introduces the digital camera ZV-1 for content creators
Posted 27-May-2020 12:47


Samsung Announces 2020 QLED TV Range
Posted 20-May-2020 16:29


D-Link A/NZ launches AI-Powered body temperature measuring system
Posted 20-May-2020 16:22


NortonLifeLock Online Banking Protection now available for New Zealand banks
Posted 20-May-2020 16:14


SD Express delivers new gigabyte speeds for SD memory cards
Posted 20-May-2020 15:00


D-Link A/NZ launches Nuclias cloud managed network solution hosted in Australia
Posted 11-May-2020 17:53


Logitech introduces new video streaming solution for home studios
Posted 11-May-2020 17:48


Next generation Volvo cars to be powered by Luminar LiDAR technology
Posted 7-May-2020 13:56


D-Link A/NZ launches Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh system
Posted 7-May-2020 13:51


Spark teams up with Microsoft to bring Xbox All Access to New Zealand
Posted 7-May-2020 13:01


Microsoft plans to establish its first datacenter region in New Zealand
Posted 6-May-2020 11:35


Genesis School-gen has joined forces with Mind Lab Kids
Posted 1-May-2020 12:53


Malwarebytes expands into privacy with fast, frictionless VPN
Posted 30-Apr-2020 16:06


Kordia to donate TV airtime on Channel 200 to community groups
Posted 30-Apr-2020 16:00



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.