Best anti virus for gaming?

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by MolocM18x, Sep 15, 2012.

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  1. CheezWiz

    CheezWiz Notebook Guru

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    Last three years have not been competitive upgrades. Just spend $40 now, get a $40 gift card in 8 weeks. Swipe that through square and have the money in the bank the next day...

    I have been doing the rebate thing for years and only once did I get screwed out of a rebate when Diamond Multimedia got bought by another company..

    The secret to rebates is following directions to the letter.
     
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    Microsoft Security Essentials is probably the lightest by far. There is little difference between not having MSE installed/uninstalled in terms of synthetic benchmark points. :p
     
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    The lightest (that don't really impact the OS, programs and games resource/performance-wise) free av's which are also as effective as paid ones would probably be:
    MSE, Avira and Avast.

    My experience has been mostly with MSE (which I currently use and hadn't experienced a problem in performance/effectiveness or resource use) and Avast (which seems to have gotten a bit heavier in recent versions, but nothing that would imply large resource use or lower performance during games).
     
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    I’m also game addict and using Immunet Plus. You may also try it.
     
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    rue_east Notebook Enthusiast

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    Sorry folks MSE is bad at protecting your PC from 0-DAY malware threats. Known malware it's OK, but still lacking in protection.

    For gaming you want something light, with good protection from threats. So Panda Cloud 2.1 is my pick, it's a cloud antivirus, it's free and scores very well in 0-DAY malware tests. Second would be Webroot Secure Anywhere, it's paid but is as light as a feather. Great for gaming and it also a Cloud AV solution, Webroot doesn't have the best detection rates but it's still a very good AV. Third would be Aviria, it's very light & it's FREE which is a bonus. Scores well in 0-DAY malware tests such as AVC tests.

    MSE is OK, but the three I listed are vastly superior in detection and protection.
     
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    niharjhatn Notebook Evangelist

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    ^^^
    MSE is also ridiculously CPU hungry at times.

    I just run comodo firewall and run malware bytes on demand. IMO lightest you can get.
     
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    I wouldn't recommend Comodo to the casual user, setting up the firewall takes some time to get it right. BUT MBAM yes, what a great tool and when you buy it it comes with a lifetime license it's url scanner is the best out there bar none.
     
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    I personally would say MSE as its light and doesn't hog up too many resources. I also found it to better than other free versions like avast.
     
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