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I'm sick of AV programs not working with Steam. Does anyone use any that are compatible with Vista x64 that don't cause trouble with Steam?

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The following applications have been known to cause severe issues with Steam and playing games:

Anti-Virus Applications

* Avast!
* AVG Anti-virus *
* Kaspersky Anti-virus
* McAfee Anti-virus
* Nod32 Anti-virus *
* Norton/Symantec Anti-virus
* VIGuard Anti-virus

Anti-Spyware Applications

* CA Pest Patrol
* Spycatcher Express
* Webroot Spy Sweeper *

Firewall/Security Applications

* Comodo
* CYBERsitter
* ESET Smart Security
* Netlimiter
* McAfee Personal Firewall
* Nvidia Network Access Manager/Firewall
* Peer Guardian
* Tiny Personal Firewall
* Verizon Internet Security Suite
* Zone Alarm

Other Applications

* Alcohol 120%
* ATI Hotkey Poller
* BitTorrent (all clients)
* Daemon Tools
* Download Accelerators (all clients)
* GhostSurf 2007
* Google Toolbar, Google Updater
* K-Lite Codec Pack
* LimeWire, BearShare or other Peer 2 Peer applications
* Slysoft AnyDVD
* TeamSpeak (can lead to mic issues)
* Tuneup WinStyler Theme Service
* Ventrilo (can lead to mic issues)
* WindowBlinds
* Xfire

* We recommend that these applications are fully uninstalled from your system if disabling them does not resolve the issue

Edited by nightdagger - 7/7/08 at 6:26pm
post #2 of 20
NOD32. Doesn't use up much system resources either!
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That was on the list of products that it doesn't like (just added the list). I'll give it a try though.
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Though I am on XP, I have no problems with either Avast or NOD32 and Steam.
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I have and/or used about 6 of those programs and haven't had any problems that I can remember.
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That was on the list of products that it doesn't like (just added the list). I'll give it a try though.
I've used NOD32 with Server 2003, Vista X86 & X64 and Steam has been fine with NOD' everytime. Never had an issue with any application with NOD32 now that I think about it...
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Thanks, rep for all of you
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I don't run AV, so no help there, but i do run Sygate firewall (i like my firewall simple). I don't know if there's an X64 version or not, but it plays very nicely with steam. Only complaint is i get a pop-up anytime steam or a game updates and i can't pull servers till i've OK'd steam again.
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Avast! has never had a problem on my system with steam EVER. On the same note, AVG never really had a problem either, but I stopped using it a while ago.
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