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  23:19:43  13 December 2008
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sunzi
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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.)

sunzi
  23:50:53  13 December 2008
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Danlo
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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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Don Reba
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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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Danlo
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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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Molecule
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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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Don Reba
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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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Commissar
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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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Audioave10
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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.
  13:04:41  20 September 2015
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