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Best Antivirus for Gamers ??

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    Best Antivirus for Gamers ??

    So I have this so called Windows Defender , Microsoft said that its the new MSE of Windows 8 , Anyone know a better AV program for Gamers ? that wouldnt cause much lag like ESET , ESET works for windows 8 but its paid

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    I can't see how defender can induce lag in any of the heavy online games I play. Was playing on a PlanetSide II server with over 800 players and it was smooth like a knife in butter.
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    yes . but what about the protection it gives its the same as MSE .
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    Komusta! How do you know that the "lag" is caused by Windows Defender?
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    Do a try with comodo firewall, the award winning firewall
    Visit: Firewall - Personal Free Internet Firewall Software
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashgop View Post
    Do a try with comodo firewall, the award winning firewall
    Visit: Firewall - Personal Free Internet Firewall Software
    1. This thread is about anti-virus, not firewall.
    2. None of Comodo's products work on Windows 8 currently (or didn't last time I tried).
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    I tried commodo in the past two weeks and corrupted my system , need to do a system restore and change my AV to AVG 2013 .
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    I test AV at a large Fortune 10 company and we use Symantec Endpoint Protection v 12 at work and almost all of us use Microsoft Security Essentials on Win7 and the built-in Windows Defender on Windows 8. I also use MalWareBytes at home. I cannot recommend any other products based upon our testing, that's really all I can say...
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    Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by 8Franz View Post
    ESET works for windows 8 but its paid
    Well there are many ways to avoid paying. I've been using them for 3 or even 4 years until i got bored and just bought AV
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    I don't pay for AV, that's my personal policy. I use MSE on Win7 at home and Windows Defender on Win8 and those server me well. I did pay $18 for 5 licenses of MalWareBytes because I've used that software in the past to fix PC's that were infected and it's a very good value.
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