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AntiVir PersonalProducts GmbH and its sister company H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH merge together under the new company name Avira GmbH. With this new identity we create a central contact point for our worldwide private and business customers. The product range will keep the name of AntiVir as an international brand - the only thing that changes is our company name and the pictures in the AntiVir versions.

AntiVir PersonalEdition offers effective protection against computer viruses for the individual and private use on a single PC-workstation. It detects and removes viruses and includes an Internet-Update Wizard for easy updating. The built in resident Virus Guard serves to monitor file movements automatically, for example when downloading files from the Internet. Heuristic scanning protects Protection against previously unknown macro viruses.

Even though viruses have now grown very numerous, one thing hasn't changed: our commitment to provide you with all-round protection. The reliability of AntiVir is demonstrated in numerous comparison test and references featured in independent trade journals.

Avira AntiVir Personal gives you the following functions:

• Control Center for monitoring, administering and controlling the entire program

• Central configuration with user-friendly standard and advanced options and context-sensitive help

• Scanner (On-Demand Scan) with profile-controlled and configurable search for all known types of virus and malware

• Integration into the Windows Vista User Account Control allows you to carry out tasks requiring administrator rights

• Guard (On-Access Scan) for continuous monitoring of all file access attempts

• Integrated quarantine management to isolate and process suspicious files

• Rootkit protection for detecting hidden malware installed in your computer system (rootkits)(Only for 32-bit systems)

• Direct access to detailed information on the detected viruses and malware via the Internet

• Simple and quick updates to the program, virus definitions, and search engine through Single File Update and incremental VDF updates via a webserver on the Internet

• Integrated Scheduler to plan one-off or recurring tasks, such as updates or test runs

• Very high rates of virus and malware detection using innovative search technologies (search engines) and heuristic search processes

• Detection of all common archive types, including detection of nested archives and smart extensions

• High-performance multithreading function (simultaneous high-speed scanning of multiple files)

Operating systems:

- Microsoft Windows Vista (32 or 64 Bit) or
- Microsoft Windows XP Home or Professional, SP2 recommended, or
- Microsoft Windows 2000, SP 4 recommended

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How is this memory/CPU usage wise? Faster/lower usage than Eset?

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If you look at the memory usage the process itself is taking it's the Personal edition is like 15mb, but if you look at your total memory consumption it's like 50mb.

But it isn't a hog, and you also won't see CPU spikes either.

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Here's what I got from Process Explorer

Process; Name; PID; Working Set; Private Byes; Virtual Size

avguard.exe; avguard.exe; 764; 2,828 K; 73,856 K; 113,908 K

avgnt.exe; avgnt.exe; 1964; 1,356 K ; 7,032 K; 50,052 K

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