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  19:26:16  13 December 2008
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" 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. "

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2336629,00.asp?kc=ETRSS03039TX1K0000564

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  19:29:36  13 December 2008
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I found it strange that they did not use either game in benchmarking.
  20:29:56  13 December 2008
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As I read the quote, I thought "yeah, so what?" But, after reading the article, let me be the first to hang my ignorance out the window. I'm amazed. Not about the good performance of products with game-tailored AV modes, but that Kaspersky upon which I've relied for years had almost no negative effect when running. Interesting. I use KIS not KAV so in my case there may be a difference, but I've always automatically assumed that AV killed performance.
  21:01:39  13 December 2008
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Don~

Yeah...I noticed that too. I'm surprised Clear Sky even got mentioned.

dr. nick~

They didn't even mention the AV I use. I have been using a free
AV Program for several years that comes from Germany called
Avira Antivir. One time when I tried AVG is totally screwed up
two seperate Computers and corrupted a Game I was playing.

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  21:06:25  13 December 2008
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I use Avast. It has almost no effect on performance and it's configuration is flexible.
  21:07:13  13 December 2008
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I run Avira and it kicks ass. It can discover viruses that others can't besides it's made in Germay, and you can't beat Germany anyways. Ok, maybe it did screw up your system, but there could be various reasons. Just saying it's a very light and powerful software, not like those Norton, NOD, Kaspersky AV's that require supercomputers to run fluently.
  21:08:24  13 December 2008
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I run Avira and it kicks ass. It can discover viruses that others can't besides it's made in Germay, and you can't beat Germany anyways
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History speaks otherwise.
  21:35:25  13 December 2008
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I use Norton Internet Security, even heavier. Never had any problems in terms of conflicts between the security software and games. I dunno how framerate I will gain if I switch it off, but everything runs fine, so I'm not bothered.
  22:52:15  13 December 2008
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I've been using Trend Micro for years now - really solid AV software, never had a single issue . . .

but, it can be aggressive at times - it'll block a download if it feels there's a potential threat, which can get annoying . . . and it likes to scan everything if HDD writing/reading start going through the roof

I've always turned it off for gaming - but online gaming I'll leave the TM firewall up and shut down the software itself . . . never had any issues.
  23:12:24  13 December 2008
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I run Avira and it kicks ass. It can discover viruses that others can't besides it's made in Germay, and you can't beat Germany anyways
History speaks otherwise.
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No it doesn't. Wait till you see Germans rise up and start WW3. I can sense it, it's gonna happen! Run!
  23:19:43  13 December 2008
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I use Norton Internet Security, even heavier. Never had any problems in terms of conflicts between the security software and games. I dunno how framerate I will gain if I switch it off, but everything runs fine, so I'm not bothered.
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I use Norton too, and I do not notice anything when playing, framerate being about 60 depending on how much is happening. If Norton begins one of it's ordered general virus scans (which I regularly forget I have planned), I'm sometimes kicked back to desktop though. I think I gave Norton order to tolerate anything from x-ray machine when I installed the game.

Btw I'm using Fraps, and when doing screen video the system really is working hard! My play framerate dropping to 20-30, but the video is very good (really huge files! Don't know what to with them yet, just for fun.)

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  23:50:53  13 December 2008
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I personally use AVG - why? mainly because if computer companies were serious about getting rid of viruses and adware etc then all AV software would be free - there's also a good rumour going round that AV software companies create viruses to target companies - but this is hearsay and a bit childish - but not beyond what corporations will do to make money.

AVG might be free, it might not be game friendly - I've never noticed it interfering with anything I play - not do I get any performance improvement from switching it off, not that I notice anyway.

So - my opinion - any one who is selling an antivirus programme is well a crook - its like selling you oxgen or your own immune system.
  13:57:12  14 December 2008
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I suspect people from countries with public health care would be less inclined to pay for antiviruses.
  14:04:32  14 December 2008
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I do get a performance boost from switching off my spybot - sd resident and the ATI console (that damn thing eats resoucres like youwouldn't believe)
  17:41:15  14 December 2008
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I do get a performance boost from switching off my spybot - sd resident and the ATI console (that damn thing eats resoucres like youwouldn't believe)
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This is very true - and why I use ATI Tray Tools instead
  18:13:59  14 December 2008
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Btw I'm using Fraps, and when doing screen video the system really is working hard! My play framerate dropping to 20-30, but the video is very good (really huge files! Don't know what to with them yet, just for fun.)

sunzi
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Download DivX to compress the files or burn them on DVD. Compressing the files with DivX does have some loss of quality though.




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suspect people from countries with public health care would be less inclined to pay for antiviruses.

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Very funny Don, very funny.
  18:42:09  14 December 2008
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It is just the idea that the health system should not profit from people becoming sick, but take a loss from it. This idea apples also to antivirus software.
  20:07:24  14 December 2008
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NOD32 for the win!

I only have to disable the firewall when I want to host a game (which is next to never); other than that, it doesn't have any noticeable effect on my gaming whatsoever.

Woot woot!
  21:40:52  14 December 2008
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I have two PC's behind a wired router and have not even used antivirus programs for almost a year. Norton (2003-2005) was bloat -
ware and filled up the registry with needless crap. It's much better now.
An ex-Norton employee was one that blew the whistle on them for
creating viruses to cure. If I would get something bad, I'd have to use
a smitfraud removal tool (or something similar) to get rid of it anyway.
Useless software...at least for me.
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