Which Antivirus Software is the best for gamers?

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by DrSloop, Aug 20, 2013.

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  1. radmarsh

    radmarsh Notebook Enthusiast

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    Deks, sorry to disappoint you but in labs mse always comes out towards the bottom. A couple of Google searches will provide the evidence.

    That being said for everyday use mse would suit most people's needs, you would be very unlucky to be infected by a brand new virus which is where mse falls short. I would never have mse by itself, mbam works great :)

    I like avast but it is getting more resource intensive imho.

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  2. Deks

    Deks Notebook Prophet

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    And yet, no lab-tests apparently account for many virus-free computers that have been using MSE for years.

    Also... how can anyone rank McAfee as one of the top performing AV's that couldn't even detect (let alone remove) the viruses that MSE did in a blink of an eye?
    Furthermore, McAfee by itself almost acts like a virus that can heavily impact computer performance.
    Once removed from the OS and replaced with MSE, not only was it clean from possible infections, the OS was far more responsive and faster.

    Something doesn't jibe well with this picture - which is why I prefer to run my own tests to see what the heck is going on - and they showed me that MSE seems to be quite reliable/good as an AV.

    I will agree that MSE has a lousy 0-day protection - but so what? Many AV's (paid or otherwise) can (and do) miss 0-day attacks just as easily - plus their false positives scale in much larger numbers which is why their numbers are probably also higher (whereas MSE has next to no false positives - which is what's heavily contributing to its 'protection' to be classified as 'non-existent' in combo with lousy 0-day attacks).
     
  3. Jobine

    Jobine Notebook Prophet

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    Im using Windows defender/Security Essentials.

    Good system integration + it's free.
     
  4. Dragnoak

    Dragnoak Notebook Evangelist

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    ibbi1337,
    Once again, you've changed your ID. I guess Intel d00d, or BerryRacer, Notebook Forumer, Lenovodude, Y570, or even Matrix Leader, didn't suit the mis-information you constantly post. At least it matches your ID, well sort of, on your Tweaker site, heh?

    Whatever... :rolleyes:

    I'm with Deks. MSE + MBAM, and I've NEVER had any infection.
     
  5. ibbi1337

    ibbi1337 Notebook Consultant

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    One time while I visited my mom's place, my sister was telling me that her laptop keeps having these popups from the AV. So I checked and she had MSE installed telling her that she has a few viruses, which upon checking, I know they are false positives which I verified on virustotal.com . Stuff like a utility that can display your WLAN password or another that can tell you what product keys you have installed.

    So I let MSE delete them when it prompted me for an action and thought oh well she doesn't need them anyway they were from my Software folder which I copy to all our computers in the family.

    1 min. later, that same message pops up again, so I do the same thing, delete them, and the message keeps popping up always! MSE firstly had a lot of False positives, and more importantly, it couldnt even delete those harmless false positives! god knows what would happen if they were real viruses.

    So not only does that test I posted by a professional virus testing organization stands true, I have also had experience with this piece of crap.

    Want another reason why it's crap? All AVs update silently in the background but for me on Windows 8, the updates come as a Windows update!!! So it doesn't update automatically instead I keep getting notifications every now and then that there are new definitions for Microsoft Windows Defender! screw that ! :mad:

    y'all continue living in your illusion that MSE is just just because hey "I dont know any better and it's freee yayyy it's freee whooopieee" ROFLMAO it's freeee!!! :rolleyes:
     
  6. Deks

    Deks Notebook Prophet

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    I've actually used other AV's, and my experience was comparatively better with MSE than with either Avast or Avira even.
    I remember Avast messing up my OS at one occasion as well due to a faulty update.

    As for MSE updates - it updates regularly and silently in the background for me. Yes, some updates for it come through with the Windows Update (mostly when the Windows Update itself hits), but most of the time, MSE updates silently in the background when its doing the daily quick scan of the system.

    And as for viruses - well, I can only relay personal experience, and mine was that MSE was able to get rid of problems in combination with MBAM free, while other AV's couldn't - and MSE never caused any problems with the OS in my experience.
    Same evidence presented itself on other people's computers I serviced.

    This data points (to me) that MSE is not 'crap' - instead, it actually raises a question, whether the tests conducted by labs are in any way representative of real world data?
    The answer to that would be: probably no (because those were controlled conditions and only few samples [out of millions] were used).
     
  7. ibbi1337

    ibbi1337 Notebook Consultant

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    at the end of the day, an AV choice is what works for YOU best which may not be the case for me or others. Glad you found your choice. I won't ever touch it even if they paid me just coz it comes from Microsoft but that's just t3h m3h
     
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