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Security software is, by nature, very suspicious. Sometimes one suite won't install if it detects registry ghosts of another, long-uninstalled competitor.

Several registry witch hunts, about 30 reboots, hours of gaming, and log spelunking later, we have what we believe we present as a report on how a handful of antivirus programs affects gaming performance.

Gamers don't trust AV (anti-virus). They often switch it off before they launch into STALKER's clear skied neighborhood or the groaning mining platform of Dead Space.
more here ---> Source

Edit , if this is a repost sorry , i dont post much news but found this interesting. ps how to i put the link as just the word "source" lol ? cheers
Edited by headcracker - 12/18/08 at 5:57pm
    
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Nice read
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Nice
    
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I can't believe Norton is that good with games...
What about hunting virus?
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I can't believe Norton is that good with games...
What about hunting virus?
the new suite is actually quite good from what i hear.
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more here ---> http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...2336629,00.asp

Edit , if this is a repost sorry , i dont post much news but found this interesting. ps how to i put the link as just the word "source" lol ? cheers
Go to Edit your post, then type the word "Source" into your post. Highlight it with your mouse. Click the "Insert Link" button on the post editor tool bar (it's a picture of the Earth with a chain link). A pop-up box will appear, prompting you to enter the URL. Copy and paste the website URL into the box and press OK. Then Save the Edited post. That should do it.
    
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Go to Edit your post, then type the word "Source" into your post. Highlight it with your mouse. Click the "Insert Link" button on the post editor tool bar (it's a picture of the Earth with a chain link). A pop-up box will appear, prompting you to enter the URL. Copy and paste the website URL into the box and press OK. Then Save the Edited post. That should do it.

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I might ahve to go out and by norton gamer version I haven't used anti virus in years but seems like a good time to start again.
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I just use NOD32 and haven't experience any performance loss.
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Why NOD32 wasn't on the list?
    
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