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The 'best' (according to independent tests) is Avira, but it also has a nag screen that pops up once a day. If you don't mind the screen, get Avira. Otherwise, get Avast. Both are light and have high detection rates.
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MSE gets bugged on some systems. Starts reading HDD like insane and nothing fixes it, not even reinstall. Just a possible reason
Odd, never heard of that issue.

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The 'best' (according to independent tests) is Avira, but it also has a nag screen that pops up once a day. If you don't mind the screen, get Avira. Otherwise, get Avast. Both are light and have high detection rates.
That popup is pretty easily disabled.

1-Open the control panel through Start > Control Panel.

2-Go to Administrative Tools > Local security policy.

3-Click on Software Restriction Policy > Action > Create new restriction policy.

4-Right-click, and go to additional rules > new path rule.

5-Click Browse and navigate to C:\\Program Files\\Avira\\AntiVir Desktop\\ and double-click avnotify.exe.

6-Set the security level to Disallowed.

7-Click apply and OK.
Edited by bavarianblessed - 2/27/11 at 3:04pm
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Avast gets my vote!
    
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That popup is pretty easily disabled.
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True, but lots of people are too lazy and would rather just not have to deal with it int he first place, so I always mention it when giving a recommendation
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True, but lots of people are too lazy and would rather just not have to deal with it int he first place, so I always mention it when giving a recommendation
True that
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MSE gets bugged on some systems. Starts reading HDD like insane and nothing fixes it, not even reinstall. Just a possible reason
It only gets bugged if you have some weird .exe's like bad no-cd cracks.
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Avast is my preference
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The whole premise "I game and my AV slows down my gaming" it ridiculous.
Ive seen AVG (which is a resource hog) impact loading times and FPS a tiny amount when gaming while its running a full system scan on medium sensitivity but its rare that the 2 happen at the same time if you have any clue what you are doing.
Not to mention Even AVG doesn't hurt gaming much at all if your system is halfway powerful.

Your first concern should be having a good AV NOT having an AV that doesn't impact your gaming.
If your AV is any good it wont be a resource hog and will protect your computer well.
Avira or Avast get my vote for being very good AND being streamlined enough to save you your 5 fps while scanning.
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AVG was very popular in it earlier years. Simple yet affective and great alternative to Norton.

Now I tell everyone I know, to run Avira, Avast, or MSE. Avira I tell people to use more often though. I don't even recommend NOD32 when that was my all time favorite
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Thanks everyone! I went with Avast and loving it so far
    
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