Question I need a gamer/modder friendly Antivirus Solution

Shaun Kennedy

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I had been using Norton Antivirus for several years, my dad had paid for the key and put me as an authorized user (or whatever you call it). An update broke my version and I have uninstalled it for now but I'm really wanting to find a better solution:

The problem: Norton Antivirus automatically deletes/quarantines ALL potential risks the moment they are detected. The issue is that as a gamer who frequently does patching, tweaks, and modding to games, many of these third party tools and patches I use are given false positives and deleted by Norton, causing me to have to go in, create an exception for the file, and then undelete or re-acquire said file.

I want an antivirus solution that gives ME the control over what I do with files it detects. I want something that will tell me what it found and ask me if I want to delete, quarantine, or ignore (add exception) to that file.

I'm fine with any solution that allows this, as long as it's also not nag-heavy or very expensive (I don't want to pay above $100 per year for AV, cheap or free is preferred)
 

Phillip Corcoran

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I used to be a long time Comodo user ---- more user-configurable than any competing product & recommended especially for gamers. It's fully legit, no scams, does what it says on the tin:

 

Ralston18

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This:

"The issue is that as a gamer who frequently does patching, tweaks, and modding to games, many of these third party tools and patches I use are given false positives and deleted by Norton, causing me to have to go in, create an exception for the file, and then undelete or re-acquire said file."

That is the control you have.

You do have options to manage Norton:

https://www.lifewire.com/exclude-files-from-norton-antivirus-scans-153348

https://www.ibeesoft.com/recover-data/how-to-recover-files-deleted-by-norton.html

https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/v6200368

Take another look at how you have Norton configured.
 
Having your patches and mods auto-quarantined and having to make assorted nyriads of exceptions to your mods and patches are to be expected if you are using an AV worth any two buckets of...spit...

Try Kaspersky Free AV...

I'd never pay money for Norton anyway...
 

GodCorleone

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I have been using Kaspersky Security Cloud Free and it allows <Things that we do not speak of here> while blocking malware. That's all I need to be content.
 
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