The best antivirus software will protect your precious files and keep your play time uninterrupted.

Best antivirus for PC gaming 2021

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5. Avira Free Antivirus for Windows

The best free antivirus because of the level of customization it gives you. If you want to duck into the software's menu and start fiddling, you'll find a decent chest of options. 

4. Webroot SecureAnywhere

The best lightweight antivirus barely uses any storage or RAM, it won't interrupt your gameplay, and it sports a wide array of adjustable settings. 

3. McAfee Gamer Security

Specifically made for gaming, McAfee's software streamlines the process, letting you play Apex Legends without having your performance bogged down by security-related pop-ups.

2. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2021

Packed with handy features, like a file shredder that overwrites deleted files, and the ability to create encrypted folders, this is our favorite heavyweight antivirus in 2021. 

1. Bitdefender Total Security 2021

The best antivirus for most PC gamers. Bitfender's autopilot mode protects without nagging, while the software also provides excellent protection against all malware.

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