Solved Does Anti-virus/spyware slows down gaming? Tags: Gaming Antivirus Spyware Windows 7 Last response: August 3, 2011 12:16 PM in Windows 7 Share leandrodafontoura August 2, 2011 8:22:01 PM Does anti-virus/spyware slow down gaming? If yes, is there a free option with a "game mode"? More about : anti virus spyware slows gaming jaguarskx a b 4 Gaming a b $ Windows 7 August 3, 2011 1:46:05 AM As long as it just remains idle in the background, then you should not notice any decrease in performance. If you are downloading something while playing a game, then at the end of the download your anti-virus will scan the file and can temporarily slow down your games during the scan process. I use Avast Free and Malwarebyte's Anti Malware. m 0 l Best solution apache_lives a b $ Windows 7 August 3, 2011 11:03:45 AM most a/v and security products are more of a virus then a virus - norton is a prime example with popups RENEW NOW! EXPIRED! SCANNING! etc bla Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer leandrodafontoura August 3, 2011 12:16:35 PM Best answer selected by leandrodafontoura. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Does my graphic card slowing down my performance in gaming?? Forum Why does avast slow down my gaming ? Forum Solvedwhat is this virus that slows down games on your pc? Forum SolvedDoes a built in graphics on MoBo slow down the use of a separate video card? Forum Computer slows down in games after a little while Forum Computer slows down after/during gaming then eventually freeze. Forum Laptop heats up and slows down when gaming? Forum Some games slows down when i'm using a Gaming mouse Forum Computer slows down when using a gaming mouse Forum SolvedDoes integrated graphics slow down an APU? Forum Mid-game my system slows down to a crawl Forum SolvedHow much does my CPU slow down my computer? Forum Does using 2 monitors slow down games? Forum Does Tow Infantry Slow Down the Game Forum SolvedDoes an SD card slow down the phone's performance? Forum Internet speed slows down when running games with DWA-552 Forum Does longer than necessary CAT6 cable slow a network down? Forum SolvedWhy does Youtube slow down every night? Forum CPU slows down and sound crackles after playing games for a while Forum Game slows down... Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !