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anti virus and online gaming

Discussion in 'Software' started by dewback, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. dewback

    dewback Corporal

    Just curious does leaving you anti virus running while playing on (or off line for that matter) have much of an affect on perfomance? Is it best to disable it or should it be left on at all times?
  2. Tater

    Tater Tot

    I always shut it off as it's an application and uses resources (memory). If performance is not an issue it probably wouldn't hurt to leave it on. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.
  3. General_Lee_Stoned

    General_Lee_Stoned BuZZed Lightyear

    Hi Dewback its fine to disable this while gaming on your own machine
    But i wouldnt reccomend disabling whilst playing online the only thing to watch is the auto updates running whilst playing,ive recently had issues myself with this causing lag :(
  4. aLLiKZar

    aLLiKZar It's not too late to back out!

    I have my antivirus program running while playing online, haven't encountered
    any problems while playing.. I'll give a try later to see if there are any performance issues with it running and when its not running.
  5. Kodo


    it shouldn't be noticeable... there may be some cpu cycles here and there, but nothing you will be able perceive.
  6. dewback

    dewback Corporal

    Ok... thanks for the feedback. Guess I will keep the Anti virus running all the time then.

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