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Best antivirus for a gaming PC?


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#1 behem0th

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 12:30 PM

Okay, so I already have Malwarebytes installed but I'd like something else to compliment it. What is something efficient, lightweight, non-intrusive, and free that would not interfere with game performance? I used AVG in the past but it kept coming up with false positives and the pop ups got super annoying. Also, heard they collected user data to sell to third parties or something.



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 03:24 PM

I would suggest Emsisoft. It is lightweight, effective, unintrusive and does not send your data if you do not want it to.

You can even turn on Game Mode to suppress all notifications for an uninterrupted gaming experience.

Edit: Your post mentioned free - Emsisoft is paid unfortunately. If you want a free AV then try Sophos Home.

Edited by Sintharius, 04 June 2016 - 03:25 PM.


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Posted 04 June 2016 - 08:58 PM

ESET also has a Gamer Mode feature but it too is not free.
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Posted 19 June 2016 - 03:26 AM

I am a long time gamer I use Webroot Secure Anywhere (formerly previx). No issues and very light footprint. Highly effective.



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Posted 19 June 2016 - 09:42 AM

I have bitdefender antivirus which is best in the world. Go in http://antivirus.softwareinsider.com/compare/110-133/Bitdefender-Total-Security-vs-Kaspersky-Internet-Security and compare all antivirus. You will see bitdefender good than other.
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Posted 19 June 2016 - 07:32 PM

There are several reputable labs which test the effectiveness of major anti-virus programs and security suites to include AV-Comparatives.org, Virus Bulletin Comparative Tests, AV-Test.org, NSS Labs Consumer Anti-Malware Products Group Test Report, MRG-Effitas, etc....SoftwareInsider.com is not one of them.
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Posted 29 June 2016 - 01:06 PM

Look at Avast Free...

I use it since 2010



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Posted 29 June 2016 - 03:10 PM


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Posted 29 June 2016 - 09:43 PM

Look at Avast Free...
I use it since 2010

Avast is free antivirus so i don't think that it is good. A licensened antivirus is good like bitdefender, eset, mcafee, quick heal, etc... are good. :whistle:

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 12:05 AM

Try to look to Comodo Internet Security. 

It enought lightweight, free and have a lot of functions and gaming mode


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Posted 30 June 2016 - 01:15 AM

 

 

Avast is free antivirus so i don't think that it is good. A licensened antivirus is good like bitdefender, eset, mcafee, quick heal, etc... are good

Yes, use Avast Internet Security or Avast Premier it is not free )



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Posted 30 June 2016 - 04:58 AM

...Avast is free antivirus so i don't think that it is good. A licensened antivirus is good like bitdefender, eset, mcafee, quick heal, etc... are good. :whistle:

Free does not mean it is not any good. An offer of free anti-virus or anti-malware software is essentially a marketing technique...a way of advertising and enticement to get folks to try a product and if they like it, to purchase the full (or Pro) version which typically provides more features. Marketing and promotional strategies are built into the vendor's business model as part of their operating costs. Bottom line...it's all about generating revenue and finding new and creative ways to do so. As such, users may have to deal with occasional nagging pop-ups or nuisance advertising and prompts to upgrade to the paid version.
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