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Does your Anti-Virus program really make a difference?

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Does any specific anti-virus program really help with FSX and the amount of processor power needed to run it? Simply put, since we know that FSX is processor-hungry, I'd like to know if one AV program is easier on FSX when it's running, or should we always shut down our AV programs before running FSX?

I love Nod32 and it's been great when threats occur. What do you think?

 

Stan

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Nod32 is excellent and very light.I use NIS 2012 which contrary to many people. is a very light product.

In the exclusions settings,I basically exclude the whole FSX folder and other programs that deal with

FSX,for example ASE.This means I have no unecessary interruptions or loss of performance while "gaming".

Another very good, and light solution is "Webroot" which is a cloud based AV product.

 

Hope this helps!


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Does any specific anti-virus program really help with FSX and the amount of processor power needed to run it? Simply put, since we know that FSX is processor-hungry, I'd like to know if one AV program is easier on FSX when it's running, or should we always shut down our AV programs before running FSX?

I love Nod32 and it's been great when threats occur. What do you think?

 

Stan

 

I have been a very happy NOD32 user for many years now. Not sure anymore about effects in FSX, but a small footprint AV like this can't hurt.


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I use AVG and it allows me to exclude the FSX folder while running. Seems fine.

 

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dont forget to disable the windows default as well. My system would go from rock solid 30fps to 5ps mid flight and took me ages to figure out the culprit.


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I can vouch for NOD32. It's definitely saved my butt a couple of times.....and definitely add the FSX folder to the exclusion list, though I didn't notice any difference speedwise when I did that.

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Don't use one. I have malwarebytes that I'll run periodically. It almost always comes up clean anyway.

 

In my experience, even when I was doing IT work, always on anti-virus is pretty overrated.

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I run MS Security Essentials, behind the windows 7 F/W, but kill it along with every other unneeded process I can find, using Ken Salter's 'Alacrity' when running the sim. The F/W stays up, of course, and that's enough security when tied with a good DSL router.

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Don't use one. I have malwarebytes that I'll run periodically. It almost always comes up clean anyway.

 

In my experience, even when I was doing IT work, always on anti-virus is pretty overrated.

 

+1. I haven't had any anti-virus software installed for five or six years and not once run into any difficulties I couldn't avoid with common sense. In fact I would consider most anti-virus software to be worse than a virus. You have to be pretty dumb to get infected these days but there seems to be huge paranoia about it, in some nations more than others. Trying to persuade people they don't need it though is like trying to persuade someone to give up smoking!

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I use MSE and leave it active at all times. It has never been a problem, just make sure you run the updater before launching FS. Otherwise it may start an auto update in mid flight. Which would interfere with frames.

 

Have used most of the well known AV programs over the years and without exception they have been very intrusive. Something which can not be said of MSE.


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I used AVAST does anyone knows if it has an exclusion list ?


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I have been using both AVG and Avast but have shifted now to the Microsoft Security Essential which is light on the system and free.... FSX.EXE is excluded from the process.


too much, too soon....

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I think AVAST does have a exclusion list. It has served me well for several years now.


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A simple trap that these programs can avoid for you is when a friend's PC is hacked and their mail addresses are stolen. Now you can receive a message from that "friend" and upon opening you will be infected. There is a strong chance that almost anyone could fall into that trap. This seems to be a common way for getting access to larger systems where only one employee may disregard anti-virus protection and now the "keys" to the main computer are available.


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