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Will Virus-Protection Hurt Gameplay Performance?

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May 8, 2011 4:56:38 AM

The thread name says it all! Thanks! :sol: 
May 8, 2011 5:22:21 AM

Hi Bigtrev.

Computers have become so much more powerful that Anti-virus software will only ever affect gaming performance when you run a scan while playing a game

So no, it will not hurt performance in a noticeable way at all.
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May 8, 2011 5:43:50 AM

yes.
Virus uses cpu processing resources of the memory to develop and mutiply itself.
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May 8, 2011 5:45:39 AM

ghnader hsmithot said:
yes.
Virus uses cpu processing resources of the memory to develop and mutiply itself.


Please disregard that post, the answer is based on an actual virus, and not the software used to remove it.
It was probably an accident.
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May 8, 2011 5:47:29 AM

Ohh..
actually it says virus protection software.
Yes but the performance hit would be miniscule.
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May 8, 2011 6:20:32 AM

depends on the anti-virus used. some use more resources than others while others will try and scan every file that is loaded while you play.
most of the better 1s have a gaming mode of 1 sort or another.
some will ask you to manually select it while others that tend to use less resources will just happily sit back and let you play without interfering.
anti-viruses that arnt particularly game friendly are avg and norton while kaspersky is the gamers choice. well at least in my experienced. (most of my old clan use it)
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May 8, 2011 6:26:29 AM

HEXiT said:
depends on the anti-virus used. some use more resources than others while others will try and scan every file that is loaded while you play.
most of the better 1s have a gaming mode of 1 sort or another.
some will ask you to manually select it while others that tend to use less resources will just happily sit back and let you play without interfering.
anti-viruses that arnt particularly game friendly are avg and norton while kaspersky is the gamers choice. well at least in my experienced. (most of my old clan use it)

Even HEX agrees!
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May 8, 2011 7:57:31 AM

Best answer selected by bigtrev85.
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