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Speed test and Antivirus Programs

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I could not help but wonder whether my antivirus program should be on when I am using your download and upload speed test.  I definitely see a difference when the antivirus program is on (much slower) Vs. off (much faster).  Also, when using the Cablenut program should I have the antivirus on or off when trying to determine my latency value to manually put into the cablenut (v5) page?    Please help a noob.    Thanks.

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It's best to have it off because the anti-virus is a on-demand scan, meaning that whatever you open, download, read, write will be scanned for viruses.  Granted, this takes some time to process.  I always turn my anti virus off, especially during games because I have yet to download a virus because of a map download  :haha:.  Same thing for this website.  I want my readings to be accurate when downloading the 3mb test and not have the anti-virus slow the process because it wants to "protect" you

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I turned off my anti-virus program and saw a significant difference in speed.  I wouldn't recommend keeping it off while actively browsing the internet, though.  :cool:

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heres my speed without my firewall microsoft anti spyware and AVG Antivirus

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 1421 Kbps about 1.4 Mbps (tested with 2992 KB)

Download Speed is:: 173 KB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Test Time:: Mon Mar 7 03:32:24 CST 2005

Bottom Line:: 25X faster than 56K 1MB download in 5.92 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 60.93 % faster than the average for host (grm.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/id-6XSCG4E2D

Heres my speed with AVG antivirus my firewall and MS Antispyware on, Both well over cap which makes me happy

im 1024/256

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 1426 Kbps about 1.4 Mbps (tested with 2992 KB)

Download Speed is:: 174 KB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Test Time:: Mon Mar 7 03:33:57 CST 2005

Bottom Line:: 25X faster than 56K 1MB download in 5.89 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 61.13 % faster than the average for host (grm.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/id-ZJMD3NUEK

honestly i dont think it makes much of a difference although im on a slightly bigger machine then most pc newbs out there

my custom built gaming machine, it may not be as big as some peoples but it pleases me,

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