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post #21 of 44
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Originally Posted by frankth3frizz View Post
well it doesnt matter if its free or not. i rather pay for it than not be safe :/
there are paid versions of avast if you want to go that route. avast pro gives a sandbox firewall i believe.

even the free version really serves me well, and with a paid thats just more junk running in the background. i have never had a single problem, and have used it in every build i do for other people, use it on all my home pcs, install it on every computer i fix, etc.

theres nothing better
post #22 of 44
I would go with Microsoft Security Essentials.

I've had issues in the past with avast trying to do something in the middle of a game (as in grabbing focus).
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This is odd, I've always used, and paid for, ESET Smart Security. If you have an issue with it, let them know, they are quite helpful.

Honestly, it's all I can recommend, I used Avast a few years back and it was quite poor.
    
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post #25 of 44
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I would go with Microsoft Security Essentials.

I've had issues in the past with avast trying to do something in the middle of a game (as in grabbing focus).
in avast 5 there is a gaming mode. it completely silents the program and makes games run better because it lightens up the load on your computer (which is already very low)
post #26 of 44
One more for avast! Free.

Been using it since early/mid 2010. 0 issues whatsoever while gaming.

It's Silent/gaming mode is quite good actually.
post #27 of 44
Oh please. No love for the king?



Ok yes some time between Avira Antivir PE and Antivir 9, they redesigned their interface for hipsters and mac users, but... actually no buts. That is inexcusable.
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post #28 of 44
Used Avast free for the last 2 years on all my gaming rigs.

Haven't had a single virus or any crap yet, and I download a lot of movies and music

And it has a Gaming mode, so it won't bother you while gaming if you set it to gaming mode
    
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post #29 of 44
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Microsoft Security Essentials. Lightweight, simple, won't bother you, free, excellent at what it does. Couple that with maybe one quick scan of malwarebytes a month, you're good to go.

Also, don't think that because you're paying for the antivirus it's necessarily better. MSE is free, but anyone here can recommend it and it's gotten excellent reviews.
I agree totally. Where I work we have had a few viruses come in on machines that were running AVG. AVG gave a clean bill of health and Norton found viruses. I don't use Norton but it is the software we run to check for viruses. Kaspersky also has a very small foot print and rates high.
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post #30 of 44
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Originally Posted by rocker22dallas View Post
avast free.

it even has a gaming mode that makes it even more lightweight than it already is.
Actually that only turns turns off the sounds and popups.

Alwil is considering renaming it "Wrestling Mode" FF to 0:51

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