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Windows Antivirus Gaming Edition

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by monkeytennis, 23 Oct 2009.

  1. monkeytennis

    monkeytennis What's a Dremel?

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    Evening. Anyone use Norton Antivirus Gaming Edition 2009? Is it more of a gimmick or actually useful? Also does it work with Windows 7 64bit? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    Well, its made by Norton, so I'd always steer well clear. Infact, I'm not sure if I can steer clear enough, the universe isn't big enough.
     
  3. MaverickWill

    MaverickWill Dirty CPC Mackem

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    I heard the most recent Norton stuff was fairly good, IIRC.

    Whassit do exactly?
     
  4. monkeytennis

    monkeytennis What's a Dremel?

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    I noticed it in HMV and it was fairly cheap (£17.99) and I thought it would be better than AVG free edition that I currently run.
    I have used Norton in the past and it did slow my old PC down alot, but this gaming version seems more streamlined and my new PC should handle it better. I just wondered if anyone had been using it.
     
  5. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    Norton stuff is ****.

    Avoid.
     
  6. Rkiver

    Rkiver Cybernetic Spine

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    While Symantecs Norton line has improved compared to how bad it was, I'd still avoid it. Avast! or AVG are superior overall.
     
  7. mrplow

    mrplow obey the fist!!

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    If you must pay for antivirus then ESET NOD32
    If you like free stuff, then Avast!

    Norton don't do anything to make themselves worthy of taking anyone's money.
     
  8. kingred

    kingred Surfacing sucks!

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    Oh god, steer clear of anything labelled "Gaming Edition"
     
  9. Neoki

    Neoki Minimodder

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    If your looking for a great Internet Security/Anti Virus

    Go for the new AVG 9.

    I can say after beta testing and purchasing it is by far the better one out atm.

    www.avg.com
     
  10. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    N2009 is better than previous years, system-load wise, but still, if it's a 'gaming' edition it's probably just got horrible flashy animations and one extra firewall rule (for detecting server ports or something) programmed in...

    My vote goes for Avira Free :thumb:
     
  11. Jetfire

    Jetfire Minimodder

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    COMODO Internet Security. Best one I've used so far.
     
  12. UncertainGod

    UncertainGod Minimodder

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    For my win 7 build I've settled on Microsoft Security Essentials, it dealt with everything I've deliberately thrown at it, including a few pieces that Avira & Nod both missed. I'm very impressed with it.
     
  13. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    COMODO seams to have too many feature and it crowded, it isn't bad but I prefer AVG because it's so simple
     
  14. MaverickWill

    MaverickWill Dirty CPC Mackem

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  15. unknowngamer

    unknowngamer here

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    Norton "gaming edition" is a normal edition with loads of stuff turned off under load.

    It's the same pile off kack.


    In away norton have admited that.

    It's great, it such a rescource hog that when you game it will lag out, so we made a version that turns itelf off when you game.



    I use endpoint 'cos I do some work from home.
    It may seem like splitting hairs as endpoint and norton are both symantec
    but end point is small and unobtrousive, the dfeault install seem to work well.
     
  16. identikit

    identikit Minimodder

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    +1
     
  17. KonZ3N

    KonZ3N What's a Dremel?

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    Avast.:rock:
     
  18. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    just get microsoft security essentials and forget about it
     
  19. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    That method will probably lead to serious pwnage by trojans at some point in the future, I'd be a bit more proactive about it.

    Comodo is a bit hypochondriac for me, it throws up epic fullscreen-breaking alerts every time any application or process so much as farts, I got tired of it.

    Currently use bullguard, an expensive paid solution but the firewall and definitions are excellent and the interface is minimal and generally lacks interrupts.
     
  20. Miffers

    Miffers CPC Refugee

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    The best Anti-Virus for people who don't want to pay is certainly AVG it works well and not had many problems with it. For users would pay for Anti-Virus NOD32 is the way forward runs well and not a system hog. Norton is annoying friggin pop-ups and it SLOWS you machine down. The best symantic software is Ghost !
     

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