Which Anti-Virus software do you use?

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Which Anti-Virus software do you use?

  1. Avast

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. AVG

    6 vote(s)
    30.0%
  3. Avira

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Bit Defender

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Eset

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  6. Kaspersky

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
  7. McAfee

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Microsoft One Care

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Norton

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
  10. Other....

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  11. None!

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  1. Ian

    Ian Administrator

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    A couple of years ago I moved from using the freebie AV suites (mainly AVG) to Kaspersky Internet Security, which I really like. However, I'm using Avira Anti-Vir on my laptop (which is free) and I'm quite impressed with that.

    Ironically, the laptop came with a free subscription to Norton AV, but I couldn't stand it :shock It seemed to crawl at the slightest disk access. Perhaps it's improved by now though, as the laptop is a couple of years old.
     
    Ian, Oct 24, 2008
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    Codex85 Mouse Potato VIP Member

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    I switched to Eset NOD32 from AVG some time ago, haven't looked back since. I now use their Smart Security suite, and find it well worth the price.
     
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    S Walch MAME 0.64 :) VIP Member

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    No, Norton hasn't improved.

    It's still a memory hog and slows down anyones computer - I always advise my customers, if they don't have it, to never buy it, and if they do, get rid of it and use something else, usually AVG (as most have gone past their norton renewal date thingy).

    I myself use AVG (non-free), but I've heard some good things about BitDefender.


    I'd also never touch Mcfee ever, ever again.
     
    S Walch, Oct 24, 2008
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    Fenis-Wolf VIP Member

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    ClamWin for the win!
    http://clamwin.com
    By far the lowest resource usage of any virus scanner I've ever used
     
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    I use Avast Pro across my computers and never had a prob with it, Norton & Mcfee - :lol2
     
    Xan, Oct 25, 2008
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    I use Avast! and dont have any issues with it
     
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    I like Norton. Or rather, Symantec. A lot. It's the one antivirus tool I've never had any problems with, nor does it my slow my system down. Then again I use the Symantec corporate version, which does not have any unnecessary crap or eye candy, just the email/real-time scanner. I think a lot of people who experience problems with Norton are using the Norton AV "consumer" editions, which have all kinds of useless crap stuffed into them. Those certainly are resource hogs.
     
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    Zeus Moderator

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    Symantic corporate for me too.
     
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    Ian Administrator

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    Yeah this was the personal edition I had - I've not tried the corporate one :)
     
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    Zeus Moderator

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    Lets do an association exercise...
    personal edition is to coporate

    as

    chevette is to corvette
     
    Zeus, Oct 31, 2008
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    Core in pounce mode Moderator

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    rofl

    yeah, pretty much.
     
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    James Photojournalist VIP Member

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    Non on Vista, I my user account is a standard user, when I need to install things I use the run as command.
     
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    danperteet I broke it again. VIP Member

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    i don't use any unless i think i have a virus. then i download about ten.
     
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    oooh very bad idea man.

    Think that some viruses can lead to ID theft
     
    Nickweb, Jan 1, 2009
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    danperteet I broke it again. VIP Member

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    i have virus scan on all my computers because it came with it but i don't put any personal info over the web anyway. this one didn't have it (the only one) until i got a few trojans then i loaded avg, spybot, adaware, windows defender. thats what i have on this one. the rest have mcafee (it came with a free subscription) this one did not come with it.
     
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    Goober THQ's Jester Moderator

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    OTHER! Both are freeware called Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware. They also have a paid lifetime subscription option as well that does scheduled scanning.

    I used to use AVG back on version 6 and 7 but now it's pretty much turned into Symantic and McAfee. I have yet to see Eset find any virus and if it does and your subscription is out of date it will not remove the virus. Avast is good, slow at scanning, very heavy, but gets the job done. Haven't tried MS One Care or Bit Defender, and I have heard good things about Kapersky. The best one out there is XP Antivirus 2009 Ultimate! j/k :p
     
    Goober, Jan 16, 2009
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    avast is best for me

    hiii there i m using avast anti virus it is cool n easy to use :eek:
     
    imuniq, Mar 25, 2010
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    clifford VIP Member

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    The poll is over 1 year old and should be considered outdated. Everyone may be using different software now than they were 1 year ago.
     
    clifford, Mar 25, 2010
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    I like avast a lot, I just tried the Pro trial version. I have to confess that the pop-ups telling me to upgrade were a bit annoying, but after all I was happy with the service. However, I like to learn about all kind of antivirus products like Avira, zenok, Karpesky, and specially the ones that come with other features like online backup storage space
     
    Geeksrule98, Feb 13, 2012
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