I used to use AVG, but when it allowed my computer to be hacked and my windows ERASED, I decided to go elsewhere, and as I had heard virtually nothing but praise for CIS, I decided this was the way to go.
So far, I have had an almost exemplary experience with it. It gives me great control and protection. However, that ALMOST is of note - I do have ONE problem: the updates.
While I have no problem with PERFORMING the update (its slowness is to be expected with only 256MB of RAM), the FREQUENCY of updates causes a nightmare for me, as as long as my computer is updating, it is virtually dead. If I could turn on my computer, update, and then go about my business for the rest of the day, it would be fine. But when my internet access is limited to 9 hours every other day (due to my job, the only place I have access), having to stop EIGHT OR NINE TIMES to wait 6-10 minutes for the updates, that are spaced out just enough to allow you to start doing something before it grinds to a halt, to conclude AGAIN grows increasingly wearing.
Can someone please tell me, is there ANY way to limit the number of updates CIS will perform in a 24-hour period, or even turn OFF automatic updates, as I would be fine with going in to do it myself each day. Other than this, I LOVE CIS, and would hate to allow this over-updating to wear on my nerves to the point that I would actually think about going to an inferior product that wouldn’t eat up all of my internet time.
Product - CIS Free Ed., fully updated (that’s the PROBLEM…)
Comp model - IBM Thinkpad, circa 2002
Processor - Pentium 4, 2.00 GHz
OS - Windows XP SP3, fully updated
RAM - 256MB
That’s all the relavent things that I could find in My Computer->Properties. I have no clue if it’s 32 or 64 bit, but judging by how SLOWLY my computer does EVERYTHING, I’d say 32 just to be safe.