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Sage 50 Antivirus Tests

Tests on how various Anti Virus products perform when accessing Sage 50 data.

These tests were conducted using identical Windows XP virtual machines and a speed testing utility that uses the Sage 50 SDO to read data over a Gigabit LAN from a Sage 50 2010 dataset on a Windows 2003 server. The server had no Anti Virus running on it. The results are in Records Per Second.

Default anti virus settings were used except that where possible an exclusion was set on the Sage data folder.

Please note that these tests are not relevant for New Sage 50 v21 which talks to its data in an entirely different way to previous versions of Sage 50.

Network Tests

No Antivirus Installed4715
Vipre4362
Avira4206
F-Prot4085
NOD324036(see note 1)
BullGuard3925(see note 2)
F-Secure3892
AVG3812
Panda AntiVirus Pro 20113699
Sophos3656
Avast v53220
MS Security Essentials3057
McAfee3033
Kaspersky2787
Trend2411
BitDefender2187(see note 3 )
Symantec Endpoint2054
Norton AV 2012710
CA49(see note 4 )

Notes:

  1. NOD32 was only 162 until I disabled the option to scan network drives.
  2. Bullguard was only 46 until I disabled scanning of network drives. However, even after disabling the scanning of local hard drives (very unwise) the Local data test could only achieve 907.
  3. BitDefender was only 48 until I disabled scanning of network drives.
  4. The trial version of CA did not allow me to exclude the Sage data folder so this was probably not a fair test.

Standalone Tests

For this second set of tests I used a set of Sage Data on the virtual machines C: Drive

No Antivirus Installed10602
F-Prot8271
AVG7253
Sophos6914
MS Security Essentials5934
NOD325500
Symantec Endpoint4456
McAfee3400
Trend2625
Avira1947
Panda AntiVirus Pro 20111786
CA1653
F-Secure1632
Norton AV 20121544
Avast v51224
Vipre1207
Kaspersky940
BitDefender859
BullGuard643

So my overall winner with good results on both Network and Local data was F-Prot.

End of Document - v21.0.6 - 30/06/2015 - Copyright 2011-2015 Adept Computer Support Ltd.