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Best Anti-Virus For Windows 7 that gamer friendly!

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a b $ Windows 7
February 26, 2012 6:06:13 AM

I have used the free version of Avira for about 4 or 5 years now and never had a problem. Avast, Microsoft Security Essentials, and AVG are all also free and as good as any paid solution.
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February 26, 2012 12:06:46 PM

Hi :) 

Norton Internet Security 2012... we put it on all the gamers machines my shops build...and I use it myself....

All the best Brett :) 
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February 26, 2012 12:51:23 PM

AVG has always worked great for me. Absolutely no issues during games.
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a c 416 $ Windows 7
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February 26, 2012 12:53:37 PM

G Data Internet Security,Very light on computer resources.
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February 26, 2012 1:01:59 PM

Norton Internet Security 2012. I paid for it and it does things I've never seen free security software do. Scans every freakin' file coming in, traces them, does idle time scans, tells me if memory is low and I have NEVER gotten a false alert! EVER!
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February 26, 2012 1:26:11 PM

I've been quite happy with MSE and it's free and is updated via Windows Update so there is one less notification setting that needs to be changed. As far as CPU usage and memory footprint, all the major packages are pretty inconsequential. If your system is limited and 5% CPU usage or a few dozen megabytes are an issue for you when gaming, upgrade your system, reduce your visual settings, or run without live AV during your gaming sessions. Before I got this i7 laptop, I did all my browsing within a virtual machine running Ubuntu and ran without any AV software. Seven years of that on my old Pentium M laptop and not a single infection.
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February 26, 2012 2:06:51 PM

+1 for Kaspersky

I love it because its "light touch"... but very effective. Some of the other ones recommended above I have found to be very "bloaty"... and just wont shut up... They seem to feel like they have to tell you they started up... that they updated definitions...that they identified that your internet browser history is not clear!!! :o 

Kaspersky just seems to queitly get on with it. Its ad blocker is great... I dont realise just how much crap comes at you on some web sites until I visit on another comp... I really appreciate that :) 

And also... I NEVER notice it doing a scan....may be beacuse I leave my comp on all day - prob plenty of idle time for it to do it... but I never notcie it impacting through scans.

I am careful - so dont expect to get warnings... but the very few I have had gives me confidence it doing a good job.

And it never gets in the way of any games.

Cheers

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a c 416 $ Windows 7
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February 26, 2012 3:41:46 PM

G Data is not bloaty and you get the bitdefender an Avast scanning engines under 1 GUI and it is the lightest of them all.
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February 26, 2012 4:39:06 PM

I'm happy with Microsoft Security Essentials. Its free, relatively low impact, and (of course) integrates well with the rest of my system. I don't ever have issues with it.
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