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Good firewall and AV for performance

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Well, I game online alot, and atm I use the McAfee Internet Security Suite (free with Comcast subscription). I've been able to play BF2 and other online games pretty well. But lately, whenever I try to access large files my CPU starts going crazy and it slows down my PC for a good while. Plus McAfee does use up a lot of memory and scans take ages.

Are there any other firewalls or Antivirus programs that can perform well with games, don't use too much memory, and are not too much of a let down on my PC? It doesn't matter if they're free or not or if they are separate programs. I've heard Kaspersky has a good AV though I'm not sure if their Internet Security package is good.
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AVG Free Edition 7.5.476 & Outpost Firewall Free 1.0
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Vertex 2 40gb + 750gb Seagate 7200.10 Lite-On 24x DVD+-RW Windows 7 x64 LG 22" 1680x1050 
PowerCase
Corsair HX520w modular Coolermaster CM-690 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Sempron LE-1250 Gigabyte GA-MA78GPM-DS2H 2GB (2x1GB) Corsair Ballistix 1066 2x750GB Western Digital RE2 Green power 
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