We Asked Gamers Why An Antivirus Software Is Important

All gamers want to keep their #GamingModeOn and uninterrupted. Here’s how you can achieve this.

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Gaming makes us happier. Not only does it provide us with an easy way to escape the every day stress, we also get to engage in playful behaviour, much like when we were younger. But as most games are becoming more widely available digitally, the chances of them not being completely safe for use also increase. It is incredibly important for gamers to have some sort of shield to protect their computers: their data, information and files.

As a gamer, you never want anything within your computer or gaming device to take the shine off your gaming experience. All gamers want to keep their #GamingModeOn and uninterrupted. We asked these Indian gamers on why they think having an antivirus software in their systems is essential. Here’s what they had to say:

1. To avoid getting accounts hacked

My passion, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, is played on Steam. There are a number of ways hackers try to take over your account through malware-diseased links that attempt at locking you out of your account and try to read your password.
Simar ‘Psy’ Sethi
All gamers want to keep their #GamingModeOn and uninterrupted. Here’s how you can achieve this.

Now, we know having individual passwords for all gaming accounts is a way of keeping your online identity and information safe. But it does bring in the trouble of remembering all of them. Here’s where a good antivirus software like Kaspersky Total Security can help you. Its Password Manager saves you the trouble of remembering individual passwords for each gaming account, by securely storing them, ready for easy access without risking account theft.

2. To avoid phishing

Many games have a market to sell cosmetics which on occasions cost a lot of money. Sometimes, you get added by fake accounts which send shady links to make automatic trades of these items. It is essential to have anti-virus to make sure that you only open the right links and live life without the worry of losing your hard-earned cosmetics.
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3. To avoid a possible VAC ban

When I’m playing, I want to make sure that I am playing without any hacks that give me an undue advantage. It is important that this is the case throughout. When many reach high levels in the professional circuit, some find it a necessity to bring them to the ground through sending links that install hacks which can get them banned in-game. To make sure that nothing like that happens to me, I make it a point to install anti-virus.
Shahab ‘Divine’ Saleha
All gamers want to keep their #GamingModeOn and uninterrupted. Here’s how you can achieve this.

You can safeguard yourself against file-encrypting malware, the hidden killer behind so many battle losses with Kaspersky. It helps by enabling a system watcher, configuring firewall settings and creating rules for applications, to avoid false virus detections.

4. To get overall protection

When you install games, whether on your phone or laptop, you give access to some files and apps. Hackers can take advantage of this and pose a major threat to your privacy. I basically use an antivirus to avoid the misuse of my camera, messages, calls, contacts, etc.
Sanya Gupta

Kaspersky prevents unauthorized access to your web camera. This means a denial of webcam access for all applications and even a notification if any of these applications try to access your webcam

But there are still some risk-takers who would play online without an antivirus software. We hear you. It can be hard to decide between maintaining a shield against threats and your computer’s health, or the ultimate, immersive gaming experience. But not anymore.

In order to offer the best of both worlds, Kaspersky Total Security offers a feature called Gaming Mode, which puts the software to sleep and reduces the load on the CPU as well as GPU. Further, alerts and notifications are disabled when this mode has been turned on. This means that it will not interrupt your gaming sessions. However, it’s still running. So you are safe from any threats that might harm your PC.

And the deal gets bigger and better. As part of a special offer, Kaspersky is offering 60 per cent discount off on Kaspersky Total Security. You can purchasing it from here and use the code Game60 to get the discount.

Why use anything else when one product can give you an all-round improved gaming experience as well as assure the security of your personal information from cybercriminals? Especially when it’s being sold with such an irresistible offer.

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