F-Secure Ultralight Anti-Virus

Superuser

Re: F-Secure Ultralight Anti-Virus

right, one must eliminate much of the history to make room, then it's definitely lost

Aspirant

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A very large load on the processor when you open GUISmiley Sad

Superuser

Re: F-Secure Ultralight Anti-Virus

Sorry for question..

 

Can it's be related with a lot of notifications under GUI? If it's not cleaning (of course).

 

And does it mean that stable under GUI work... or just some seconds per launch?

Superuser

Re: F-Secure Ultralight Anti-Virus

it's not abnormal that a software launch is power hungry, why don't you check the running components and theit respective load ? then repeat after a short time ?

F-Secure

Re: F-Secure Ultralight Anti-Virus

Hi all!

 

Looks like you've had a productive weekend with Ultralight! Let's get to some of those questions!

 

The UI is actually done with OpenGL. We chose to use a native technology in order to create a faster, more responsive and hopefully more "flashy" UI. We have noticed the same concerns that some of you have brought up recently - that when the main UI is open, quite a lot of CPU and/or Memory is being used. We will look at addressing this in the future. Bascially, the UI itself was done in a relatively short amount of time and it's not yet optimized properly.

 

As for how long this beta will, run, we have no plans around that at the moment. Consider it an indefinite beta.

 

The Ultralight technology is currently being developed for 2 platforms - Windows and Android. On the Android side, we're about to launch a new version of Freedome on Android that contains our Android Ultralight technology. You can find out more about Freedome here: https://www.f-secure.com/en/web/home_global/freedome

Superuser

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It xould be fine if it could be used as a second layer protection.
Superuser

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Good point, YOF. In my opinion, at the moment it's a little bit 'lean' for a frontline security product. It would certainly be better if it had the additional banking protection, and perhaps some of the safe browsing functionality from the other products.

I think a product needs to be a complete solution, especially if it is incompatible with most other security products which could run along side it. It either needs to be frontline, and exclude other products, or second line, and allow them.
Aspirant

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@yeoldfart wrote:
It xould be fine if it could be used as a second layer protection.

Using more than one anti-virus program is not advisable. The primary concern with doing so is due to conflicts that can arise when they are running in real-time mode simultaneously and issues with Windows resource management. Even when one of them is disabled for use as a stand-alone scanner, it can affect the other. Anti-virus software components insert themselves into the operating systems core and using more than one can cause instability, crash your computer, slow performance and waste system resources. When actively running in the background while connected to the Internet, they both may try to update their definition databases at the same time. As the programs compete for resources required to download the necessary files this often can result in sluggish system performance or unresponsive behavior.

Superuser

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@Simon 

I tried this during 6 months about a yaer ago: webroot + free panda cloud, never a virus, no system hang, fast operating rig... this is nowadays roughly the same idea.

Superuser

Re: F-Secure Ultralight Anti-Virus

@Petrovicyou are right, this is the doctrine: never Norton "with" KIS e.g. but, if you carefully study how the Avs work, there is still room e.g. as I wrote to Simon, I tried this during 6 months about a year ago: webroot + free panda cloud, neve a virus, no system hang, fast operating rig... this is nowadays roughly the same idea.