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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove jaguarskx Gaming Authority 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. | Report abuse werner123 August 3, 2011 10:44:15 AM JaguarSKX is right, but i would personally use avira antivir personal free antivirus it's got better detection rates than avast, and superantispyware that removed spyware/malware on a laptop that i could not remove with malwarebytes | Report abuse Best solution apache_lives 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 | Report abuse leandrodafontoura August 3, 2011 12:16:35 PM Best answer selected by leandrodafontoura. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Windows 7>Does Anti-virus/spyware slows down gaming?> Related ressources: ForumSims 3 slows down over time / Nvidia 580 ForumSeparate physical drive slows down PC during file access ForumHDD slowing down computer?!?! ForumCPU slows down and sound crackles after playing games for a while ForumGame performance slows down ForumRearranging psu cables slows down pc ForumKaspersky slows down my computer. HELP! Forumq6600 vs e8400 ForumMy pc slows down ForumMy lenovo y450 lags and slows when im playing games and automatically shuts down ForumDoes Tow Infantry Slow Down the Game ForumWindows enviroment slows down ForumIde hdd slows down ? ForumComputer slows when gaming ForumAssassin's Creed 2 (PC) continuous drops in FPS ( slows down ) ForumWindow 7 ultimate hp product key ForumWhy does windows 7 only reconize 3 4g of my 12 g of ram Forum[Solved] What does local computer mean in windows 7? ForumDownload gaming graphics of toshiba satellite ForumPendrive does not work More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !