Has anyone been using WD Antivirus Essential? Does it slow the device down? How good it is in defending against malware. Does it do real-time scan? Can anyone snapshot WD Antivirus Essential interface and post here? I’m comparing NAS right now. Thanks
I set it to run during “dead time” at 3am so there is noting to slow down. It reports no viruses are there, so we have to assume it works.
So it does not do real-time scan?
Of course, and that’s what I did the first few times to get an idea how long it took and what it reported afterward, My NAS has about a gig of data on it so far, and it took an hour or less. Now, I have configured it to auto run weekly on a week night at 3am. I will likely go to monthly after it does it a couple of weeks. Since it took about an hour, I set shut off for two hours later. Won’t run out of time that way.
Do u mind telling your what your product is and how many GB of files do you have? I’m just curious to know how long it takes. Thanks!
I have a My Cloud DL2100 NAS (w/two, 4TB drives ) that has 4TB of available space set up as RAID 1. I told you above I have about a gig of data on it, actually I was wrong; I meant 1 TB, I have about a TB of data on it, and device tells me I have 3.14 TB available now.
And, the virus scan app ran for less than an hour to scan it all.
So the Antivirus is not too slow. I have a bad experience of slow scanner of Mcafee Antivirus, which takes a day or two to scan my PC that has 1.5TB files. Thanks!
I prefer Norton Security over McAfee. Wife uses (slow) McAfee, and I continue to give her grief for using it. I like programs chosen Editor’s Choice by PC magazine for many years.
I used to have Norton as well, I think Norton, Bitdefender and Trend Micro are all good. But anyway, I now know that ClamAV is not so slow in scanning.