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I tried them all... And I keep my NOD32 ON while gaming no problems or slow downs not like the other ones listed.. Very very light weight, it doesn't bloat your system..
Avast 4.8 and Pro also do not interfere at all whilst gaming, either online or otherwise, it even updates quietly and checks for any full screen apps running before it tries to display it's update reminders.
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Avast 4.8 has anti rootkit detection...

http://www.avast.com/
can it kill the rootkit? (i heard some dodgy free security software can detect rootkit but can't kill it.)
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can it kill the rootkit? (i heard some dodgy free security software can detect rootkit but can't kill it.)
Avast is not a dodgy piece of kit I can assure you. I've used it for years and even using version 4.7 without rootkit and antispyware detection, it was impossible to get things past it. I kept a check on this by running sparate apps by different AV vendors to double check.

I would hope that Avast 4.8 would detect a rootkit before it actually entered the system and block it, I assume you've read that Avast comes with its own built-in self protection which stops any malicious program from adjusting or turning off Avast so that the malicious program can run.

And no I don't have anything to do with Avast. I just use it and have done for a long time without any issues at all - Well apart from the protection warnings that Avast keeps giving me when it's doing it's job when using, shall we say..- programs that you won't see in the shops
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Kaspersky Anti-Virus(not the suite) or NOD32 get my vote for least obtrusive most effective applications.

A Non-Biased site that's been doing these tests for years: http://www.av-comparatives.org/
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Avast has been working for almost 2 years and i intend to keep it.
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Kaspersky Anti-Virus(not the suite) or NOD32 get my vote for least obtrusive most effective applications.

A Non-Biased site that's been doing these tests for years: http://www.av-comparatives.org/
I often keep an eye on that site Indignity.. However there's no updated info on the newer Avast 4.8 or Pro versions.
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I often keep an eye on that site Indignity.. However there's no updated info on the newer Avast 4.8 or Pro versions.
One thing to keep in mind is they try not to overlap on products. Avast might use another application's AV engine integrated into their own. Many of the ones listed there have integrated Kaspersky's engine into their own application to serve one function or another. The German engineers that wrote the application would be classified as genius'.

The other thing is that I believe companies might have to apply to be a part of the comparative. There might be good reason they aren't on there
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One thing to keep in mind is they try not to overlap on products. Avast might use another application's AV engine integrated into their own. Many of the ones listed there have integrated Kaspersky's engine into their own application to serve one function or another. The German engineers that wrote the application would be classified as genius'.

The other thing is that I believe companies might have to apply to be a part of the comparative. There might be good reason they aren't on there
I suppose they could take out the older 4.7version in favour of the newer product because soon enough like other stuff it will fall away gradually anyway. Also I think the Avast software tech's use their own programing for the AV as it is their top line product. I'm sure they started off in the Czech Republic or somewhere around there and it's gone from strength to strength from then on. I must admit even though it has millions of users worldwide it's name is only now just seemingly moving up the AV popularity listings.
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post #39 of 43
I just use AVG Free 8, Comodo Firewall Pro Free, and IceSword for rootkits. Never had a problem with that setup. (although Comodo can become annoying sometimes...)
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