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An Anti-Virus that has good security and doesn't interrupt with my games.

SouperSoot

6 days ago

I might get a new PC soon, and I was wondering what kind of anti-virus I should get once I do get it. Currently on my laptop, I'm using Avast Free Anti-Virus. It's pretty good but it kind of interrupts my game ALOT.

Any suggestions?

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  • 6 days ago
  • 3 points

Just use Windows Defender, which is built into Windows. You really don't need anything else.

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

My current recommendations for free antivirus are the free editions of Bitdefender and Kaspersky. Bitdefender is a bit lighter and less obtrusive, so that would fit the bill here.

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

I've never had an issue with Avira interrupting games, if you think you need a 3rd party antivirus. Its free, but you will get a popup once a day trying to convince you to buy their full product (which is unnecessary).

Windows Defender will also work fine with pretty much any game.

Avast is honestly one of the worst options as far as gaming goes (they're decent as far as protection goes, but its incredibly annoying with false positives and games which are often flagged as false positives), however they do have a gaming/silent mode which may help you out. You could also probably just whitelist the game itself and get rid of issues.

See: https://help.avast.com/en/av_free/17/performancegaming.html if you want details on how to enable gaming mode.

See: https://support.avast.com/en-us/article/Antivirus-scan-exclusions for info on how to white list things.

If you keep having problems with a particular game, especially after Avast updates, encourage the game's developer to submit a request with them here: https://www.avast.com/whitelist-program-registration in order to get them to stop detecting the game as harmful.

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