First off, my apologies if such a thread already exists or the solution is plain simple, it's my first input on this site.
My laptop hardware isn't second-to-none — quite the opposite. Whenever ESET Internet Security launches an automatic system scan or proceeds to download the latest updates, I can feel it. Everything takes longer to load, I experience severe system lag etc. It's quite a problem, as I'm somewhat of a gamer: my laptop already struggles with some newer titles, and when ESET joins the fray, my screen frequently freezes. Needless to say, I'd like to avoid that, if possible, by either making the program ask for my allowance to run such operations or just cease them altogether while I play.
Naturally, I spent a sizeable amount of time looking through ESET's settings, but to my frustration I didn't find anything regarding the above. Am I missing something? Can one do as I wish? Or is turning off the entire anti-virus software during gaming the only feasible option?
Thanks in advance for any help, it'd be greatly appreciated!