Been using Microsoft Security Essentials since it's release ( not sure i should have said that out loud) after using Avira for years. I've never paid for Anti virus and don't want to start now tbh, but am looking for a change. I put Avast on the inlaws pc a month ago and was quite impressed. So before i put Avast on my machine ( and Mini's, his brothers and the wives laptop) i thought i'd get a general consensus on what other people think and use. Avast has a 'gaming mode' but i assume that just disables notifications whilst in-game, i've seen other companies boast about their 'gaming anti-virus' software but surely all it needs to do is run the same but just in the background. http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-anti-virus-software.htm http://www.techradar.com/news/softw...free-antivirus-9-reviewed-and-rated-1057786/1 http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2388652,00.asp Mr SVD, i am in your hands old friend!