Help me pick free A/V - Gamer

Which freeware A/V should I use?

  • Grisoft AVG Free

    Votes: 18 85.7%
  • Avast

    Votes: 1 4.8%
  • AntiVir

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Others - Specifiy

    Votes: 2 9.5%

  • Total voters
    21

Jon855

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I am wandering around and doing tons of tweaking. I would like for the A/V Software to be quite "Gamer" Friendly and should not be slowing down the system at stupid gaming times...I know there some out there that are fairly good such as NOD32 and so on forth but I'm seeking free ones at the moment. All that comes to mind are;

Grisoft AVG Free
Avast
AntiVir

However I'm currently running AVG Free and I would like to know if any one of them offers any other benefits that's better than the others. Please do not include any other A/V softwares into the mix unless they are freeware and read not shareware.

I've included a poll to reflect this. Thank you.
 
I really like NOD32 as far as paid AV goes, but I use AVG Free on my second PC and my laptop. I have used Antivir before, but I prefer AVG. It seems faster.
 
+1 for NOD32. It's getting repetitive, I know, but it's a great antivirus that uses little resources. All I can really say is to steer clear of Norton products.

And AVG Free might return false positives on some game .exe files, so make sure you keep it updated.
 
And AVG Free might return false positives on some game .exe files, so make sure you keep it updated.

That's happened a couple times recently, and when it does, it dumps the .exe in the virus vault and makes the game unplayable sooo....

I haven't used it, but I hear Avast is pretty light and effective....
 
That's happened a couple times recently, and when it does, it dumps the .exe in the virus vault and makes the game unplayable sooo....

I haven't used it, but I hear Avast is pretty light and effective....

Use to have that problem till I stopped it from automatically healing files.
 
I know this is not your question, but Windows Live OneCare is an option. Sometimes you can find it on rebate for very close to free. It's one of my favorite solutions, but some would call me biased. ;)

Note:
I work on the signatures for OneCare.

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
 
I tried avast and I thought it was slow and the interface is clumsy. I like avg works fine for me no problems at all.
 
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