Obviously, the most important feature of an antivirus program is the ability to catch viruses — but it’d also be nice if the program was fast and lightweight, too. The team over at Soluto put together a graph that shows how many seconds some anti-viruses add to your boot time.
Our favourite anti-virus program, Avast, comes in second place for longest boot time, which may not be ideal for some of you. Microsoft Security Essentials was our favourite for a little while and it doesn’t add much time, but it hasn’t been doing so well at the actual virus catching.
The paid options like Norton and McAffee come out on top, but if you’re trying to shave that boot down to a smaller number, Kaspersky or ESET may fit the bill. Hit the link to read more.
Anti-Virus Average Time in Boot [Soluto on Facebook]