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STEAMMadman
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      Feb 15th, 05, 10:59 AM
I use my pc mostly for gaming (Half-Life 2, Far Cry etc...)
I occasionally surf the net to get games patches (STEAM) and run Zone
Alarm Pro as firewall.
I would like to have your help in deciding for me which antivirus is:
1/ Effective in detecting and intercepting virii and Trojan
2/ has Small footprint and uses little system resources and therefore
does not impact on games performance.
I'm using a trial version of an anti virus program but it take too much
system resource and impede my pleasure of playing games.
My PC:
Athlon XP 2000
1 gig of RAM
MX440 128M Video card.
Windows XP.
Thanks for your help.

 
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      Feb 15th, 05, 12:08 PM

"STEAMMadman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> I use my pc mostly for gaming (Half-Life 2, Far Cry etc...)
> I occasionally surf the net to get games patches (STEAM) and run Zone
> Alarm Pro as firewall.
> I would like to have your help in deciding for me which antivirus is:
> 1/ Effective in detecting and intercepting virii and Trojan
> 2/ has Small footprint and uses little system resources and therefore
> does not impact on games performance.
> I'm using a trial version of an anti virus program but it take too much
> system resource and impede my pleasure of playing games.
> My PC:
> Athlon XP 2000
> 1 gig of RAM
> MX440 128M Video card.
> Windows XP.
> Thanks for your help.


I have used Norton Internet Security for years, no problems - Highly
Recommended!
>



 
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      Feb 15th, 05, 12:46 PM
Thanks, Jimmy.
I'll try it, luckily I have found one comes in handy in the Gigabyte CD for
my motherboard.
Regards,
Daniel.


Jimmy wrote:

> "STEAMMadman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > I use my pc mostly for gaming (Half-Life 2, Far Cry etc...)
> > I occasionally surf the net to get games patches (STEAM) and run Zone
> > Alarm Pro as firewall.
> > I would like to have your help in deciding for me which antivirus is:
> > 1/ Effective in detecting and intercepting virii and Trojan
> > 2/ has Small footprint and uses little system resources and therefore
> > does not impact on games performance.
> > I'm using a trial version of an anti virus program but it take too much
> > system resource and impede my pleasure of playing games.
> > My PC:
> > Athlon XP 2000
> > 1 gig of RAM
> > MX440 128M Video card.
> > Windows XP.
> > Thanks for your help.

>
> I have used Norton Internet Security for years, no problems - Highly
> Recommended!
> >


 
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      Feb 15th, 05, 12:54 PM

"Jimmy" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "STEAMMadman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> I use my pc mostly for gaming (Half-Life 2, Far Cry etc...)
>> I occasionally surf the net to get games patches (STEAM) and run Zone
>> Alarm Pro as firewall.
>> I would like to have your help in deciding for me which antivirus is:
>> 1/ Effective in detecting and intercepting virii and Trojan
>> 2/ has Small footprint and uses little system resources and therefore
>> does not impact on games performance.
>> I'm using a trial version of an anti virus program but it take too much
>> system resource and impede my pleasure of playing games.
>> My PC:
>> Athlon XP 2000
>> 1 gig of RAM
>> MX440 128M Video card.
>> Windows XP.
>> Thanks for your help.

>
> I have used Norton Internet Security for years, no problems - Highly
> Recommended!
>>

>



You have got to be fukin joking?!

He stated "has Small footprint and uses little system resources and
therefore does not impact on games performance." If that's the case, then
stay WELL WELL away from Norton Internet Security, and also Norton Antivirus
2004 and 2005.

It is a well known fact that the 2004 and 2005 range of Norton's antivirus
and Internet Security products severely slow down machines. Do a search on
th net and see for yourself.

I am not saying they are bad products, just severely slow the machine down.

I would go with VET myself if you don't want it to use much resources.



 
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      Feb 15th, 05, 1:09 PM

"STEAMMadman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>I use my pc mostly for gaming (Half-Life 2, Far Cry etc...)
> I occasionally surf the net to get games patches (STEAM) and run Zone
> Alarm Pro as firewall.
> I would like to have your help in deciding for me which antivirus is:
> 1/ Effective in detecting and intercepting virii and Trojan
> 2/ has Small footprint and uses little system resources and therefore
> does not impact on games performance.
> I'm using a trial version of an anti virus program but it take too much
> system resource and impede my pleasure of playing games.
> My PC:
> Athlon XP 2000
> 1 gig of RAM
> MX440 128M Video card.
> Windows XP.
> Thanks for your help.
>


well when playing games disable it


 
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      Feb 15th, 05, 1:23 PM
Problem is I sometimes need to run the game while online to update STEAM and
HL2.

Will S wrote:

> "STEAMMadman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >I use my pc mostly for gaming (Half-Life 2, Far Cry etc...)
> > I occasionally surf the net to get games patches (STEAM) and run Zone
> > Alarm Pro as firewall.
> > I would like to have your help in deciding for me which antivirus is:
> > 1/ Effective in detecting and intercepting virii and Trojan
> > 2/ has Small footprint and uses little system resources and therefore
> > does not impact on games performance.
> > I'm using a trial version of an anti virus program but it take too much
> > system resource and impede my pleasure of playing games.
> > My PC:
> > Athlon XP 2000
> > 1 gig of RAM
> > MX440 128M Video card.
> > Windows XP.
> > Thanks for your help.
> >

>
> well when playing games disable it


 
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      Feb 15th, 05, 4:11 PM
I assume you are using NIS pre 2003 ?

somehow the later it gets ... the crappier they get

=bob=



"Jimmy" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "STEAMMadman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> I use my pc mostly for gaming (Half-Life 2, Far Cry etc...)
>> I occasionally surf the net to get games patches (STEAM) and run Zone
>> Alarm Pro as firewall.
>> I would like to have your help in deciding for me which antivirus is:
>> 1/ Effective in detecting and intercepting virii and Trojan
>> 2/ has Small footprint and uses little system resources and therefore
>> does not impact on games performance.
>> I'm using a trial version of an anti virus program but it take too much
>> system resource and impede my pleasure of playing games.
>> My PC:
>> Athlon XP 2000
>> 1 gig of RAM
>> MX440 128M Video card.
>> Windows XP.
>> Thanks for your help.

>
> I have used Norton Internet Security for years, no problems - Highly
> Recommended!
>>

>
>



 
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      Feb 15th, 05, 11:33 PM
AVG is the best virus program around. Does use as much resources as Nortons
and is free.
go to www.grisoft.com
John

"STEAMMadman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> I use my pc mostly for gaming (Half-Life 2, Far Cry etc...)
> I occasionally surf the net to get games patches (STEAM) and run Zone
> Alarm Pro as firewall.
> I would like to have your help in deciding for me which antivirus is:
> 1/ Effective in detecting and intercepting virii and Trojan
> 2/ has Small footprint and uses little system resources and therefore
> does not impact on games performance.
> I'm using a trial version of an anti virus program but it take too much
> system resource and impede my pleasure of playing games.
> My PC:
> Athlon XP 2000
> 1 gig of RAM
> MX440 128M Video card.
> Windows XP.
> Thanks for your help.
>



 
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      Feb 16th, 05, 5:52 AM

"bucky" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> AVG is the best virus program around. Does use as much resources as

Nortons
> and is free.
> go to www.grisoft.com



AVG has a 30 day trail then you have to pay for it...

for a free anti-virus I use, antivir from www.free-av.com



 
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      Feb 16th, 05, 6:01 AM

"atec" <"atec77(atec)"@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> BarryGlen wrote:
> > "bucky" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:ZMuQd.162575$(E-Mail Removed)...
> >
> >>AVG is the best virus program around. Does use as much resources as

> >
> > Nortons
> >
> >>and is free.
> >>go to www.grisoft.com

> >
> >
> >
> > AVG has a 30 day trail then you have to pay for it...
> >
> > for a free anti-virus I use, antivir from www.free-av.com
> >
> >
> >

> no you dont , use the personal version which is free.


You beat me to it.


http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2/
http://free.grisoft.com/softw/70free...ee_300a419.exe


 
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