You’ve been crouched behind the window for five minutes now. You finally see the intruder outside and you get down on your hands and knees while pulling out your sniper rifle. You look through the scope, breathe easily, and line up the shot. You pull the trigger… and notice that you are back on your desktop with a pop-up from your antivirus saying that you need to do a scan on your computer. Or you need to update the program. Or a problem has been found, and would you like to isolate the infected file.
If you’re a gamer, then I have no doubt that you have experienced this before, and the frustration that comes with your game being interrupted. It is without a doubt one of the most annoying things that can happen during a game; but a solution has been found. Some antivirus programs have come up with a gamer mode that prevents pop-ups from coming up when it is enabled. There are three leading antivirus programs that enable this feature: Avira Antivirus Premium 2012, eScan Antivirus 2012, and Kaspersky Antivirus 2012.
The Benefits of Gamer Mode
While the benefits of gamer mode may seem obvious, there are some subtle ones as well. The obvious one would be that it prevents pop-ups from coming up during a game and causing the game to be minimized. In most cases though it also prevents the antivirus program from running scans for viruses during your games. This allows for better performance during the game because the antivirus program is not using RAM and processing power. With the antivirus program not hogging resources, it increases the frames per second during your gaming allowing you to make more accurate shots, move units quicker, and perform abilities faster. When considering all of these factors there should not even be a decision to make when considering if your next antivirus program should have a gamer mode.
Now, with all the good that has been said about these products, it would seem that there must be a catch somewhere. Usually this would occur in the price of the product, but this is not the case for any of the three antivirus programs talked about here. All of the prices are comparable with the other leading brands of antivirus programs. In addition these three antivirus programs have the option to enable gamer mode which can save you precious deaths while playing games. Overall, there is really no reason why you should not pick one of the antivirus programs unless you don’t care about losing.