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#1 devnulllore

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 14:52

Hi,

 

I have a second PC I use strictly for offline gaming and it goes online ONLY when I need it to for Windows or game updates. The rest of the time it is completely offline.

 

The basic question is, do I need a realtime AV/Security suite for this system or can I go with just an on demand for and if I download files, which is unlikely?

 

Thanks for any assistance.

 

 




#2 Nick H.

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 14:55

...ONLY when I need it to for Windows or game updates. The rest of the time it is completely offline.

If you're getting your updates from official sources then I say that you should be fine. They infect you in different ways, such as DRM and the like. ;)