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Top anti-viruses for gaming?
 
Raizo  posted on Feb 21, 2015 7:13:43 AM - Report post

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So I've put up with Avast for around a year now, which as you may already know, blocks a lot of services like games such as Battlefield's Battlelog and Cheat Happens trainers.

What anti-viruses would you guys recommend that provides low performance impact and good security without being a nuisance?

I've recently been eyeing Bitdefender and Bullguard. Anyone know if they are any good?

 
ServiusTheBear  posted on Feb 21, 2015 8:50:06 AM - Report post

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So I've put up with Avast for around a year now, which as you may already know, blocks a lot of services like games such as Battlefield's Battlelog and Cheat Happens trainers.

What anti-viruses would you guys recommend that provides low performance impact and good security without being a nuisance?

I've recently been eyeing Bitdefender and Bullguard. Anyone know if they are any good?

Well I use AVG Free and have it set up to ignore anything that is game wise and trainer wise. I have used AVG for years now. But thats my opinion.

Bullguard hmm from what I remember from when I my dad used it because virgin years back informed him to use it. It seemed alright. But I cant say if there was much to fiddel with. From what I can remember.

Not used Bitdefender.

 
Raizo  posted on Feb 21, 2015 9:03:10 AM - Report post

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From what I've heard recently is that Kaspersky, which apparently is Bitdefenders main competitor, has recently been having some issues about certain video games and I even noticed another threat mentioning that a trainer from this site was blocked by kaspersky..
It's an ongoing thread so I don't yet know if they've been able to solve the problem by adding exceptions, but the last I saw was encouragement to contact Kaspersky support.
So I'm a little cautious about that one.
 
ZS  posted on Feb 21, 2015 10:32:05 AM - Report post

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Don't use one. If you don't get too lost on the internet you don't need one.

I have had MSE and Windows Defender for two years now, and my computer is clean.

IMHO, they mess things up more than they help.

 
Neo7  posted on Feb 21, 2015 10:34:53 AM - Report post

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Everything except the EMET section (that has potential to screw up trainer functionality).

 
B4Marc  posted on Feb 21, 2015 12:24:22 PM - Report post

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Everything except the EMET section (that has potential to screw up trainer functionality).

Who would be the best to protect itself?

"Microsoft's own Security Essentials is actually pretty decent"

If the maker of the OS cannot protect themselves from third party applications....where do we go? (still )

11100011100111100010010010110011100010011101111010010001......

In fact a combination of Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware that do NOT infringe on your liberty/accessibility/playability is a need for comfortable gaming

I'm using "Security Essential", it's free, and more reliable as any non-microsoft/windows program, Spybot and Scotty on Winpatrol "ready to pounce".

All free and doing their jobs

Used several programs as: AVG (free), NOD32, Avast (free and still on my XP HD), and others...

But, as a Cheat Happens proud member I would discourage anyone to install kapersky and the likes, they're awful to remove completely and the restrictions it impose is worse than childish

Spoiler:

STAY AWAY FROM BAD WEBSITE

 
Neo7  posted on Feb 21, 2015 12:33:08 PM - Report post

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There is nothing that will guarantee security. That's the whole point of zero-day malware. The preference is for gaming which means you're going to want performance / set-it and forget it styling. MSE does exactly that by viture of having an unfair advantage by being designed by the same company that designs the OS.

No software in existence is 100% secure. Computer security is more than just anti-malware programs (in fact, AVs are you absolute last line of defense and it is extremely foolish for you to put all your faith into that alone). I tend to have a disdain for those that preach "common sense" as defense. Yes it helps but attackers will find ways to get around that. Lenovo's "Superfish" issue is a perfect example of a gateway to man-in-the-middle and masquerading attacks and most users won't know that.

[Edited by Neo7, 2/21/2015 12:37:21 PM]

 
vampirechick  posted on Feb 21, 2015 4:17:31 PM - Report post

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I have used Panda's suite of protection for several years now, and all the time that I've been a member of CH it's never affected the trainers, the current suite I'm using is Global Protection 2014 which comes with a gaming multimedia mode which you just tick and it won't disturb your gaming.

I have tried Avast and Kaspersky but have not found them as easy to use as said product imho, as NEO7 rightly said no pc or laptop is 100% secure but this has saved me many a time and although "Superfish" will not affect anyone now, you never can tell what's round the corner in cyberspace.

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