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What Anti-Virus do you Use/Recommend?

What Anti-Virus do you Use/Recommend?   1,064 members have voted

  1. 1. What Anti-Virus do you Use/Recommend?

    • AntiVir
      53
    • Avast
      94
    • AVG
      97
    • BitDefender
      26
    • ClamAV
      14
    • eTrust
      12
    • F-Prot
      11
    • Kaspersky
      154
    • McAfee
      30
    • NOD32
      272
    • Norton
      28
    • Symantec
      60
    • Trend Micro
      20
    • Other - ?
      51
    • None!
      44

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Please vote on what Anti-Virus software you use or reccomend to others.

If you post please say why you prefer that software over another if possible. And If you vote 'other' please post what you use!

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i've just bought my NOD32 license :) i think its the best out there :)

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Lately I've been recommending ZoneAlarms Internet Security Suite. It appears the Computer Associates (CA) and CheckPoint/Zone Labs are sharing AV and the firewall between the two. For novice users, I think ZA has the upper hand since everything is though one icon and interface, whereas CA uses 3 different icons and interfaces.

I suppose after both of those, would be Trend Micro.

For me personally, I use none, but when in doubt, I use f-secure f-force and trendmicro's sysclean to check.

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I use SAV 10. I haven't had any problems with it, plus it was free my University.

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nod32, uses little resources and does the job very well

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I don't use any AV, but I sometimes run some free online scanner.

If you are careful with what and from where you download and use some free web-based email with built-in antivirus you should be quite safe. Also make sure your OS is fully updated at all times.

Spyware/adware/malware and similar are a lot more common than viruses these days.

Symantec AV is much too demanding and bloated, I will probably try NOD32 some time.

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:) I do not run any Anti - Virus software!

Do not have to :blink:

From the time SP2 has come out , my comp has not been infected with Spyware nor Malware nor Virus even once.

All that i have on my comp is Windows Defender , which gives me background protection from start up , services and suchthings , and occassional scans from Spybot and Ad-aware.

Also , sometimes , do scan online when have nothing to do.

The results also support my way of security. NO Adware or spyware or malware or virus since SP2's release.

BTW , i use Opera for surfing with occasional help from IE.

Always wanted to ask you all , ever seen a virus attack really happen? has you anti-virus saved you from any virus attack actually? or you have it just to be secure?

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well i have to reclarify my statement, i reinstalled windows last week and i have not installed any security programs at all and i may not. i have been using nod32 but like said above, when was the last time u ever got a virus? the last time i got one was when i dloaded something stupid.

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I have not used an Anti-Virus Program in over 4 years. For me they are just memory hogs and don't really work.

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Sophos Anti-Virus Small Business Edition 4.03 :thumbup

I'd never change it with another!

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I havent even seen a virus since back in the day when kazaa was big before the riaa. Folks on the network at work let all kinds of trash loose from there.

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Going back to the past, I used to use a FREE version of Norton. It wasn't well known but they had a free version for download. Then I used InoculateIt which was a free version of some Aust . product I think. They scraped the free version, so I switched to AVG.

I am happy with AVG + email scanner in/out and now auto updates in the FREE version. But I am hearing good things about NOD32 and somewhere that MS use it on their campus.

I do not believe that you should have to pay to protect the operating system; that's a defect; no matter that some third party is attacking your business - you should protect your users free.

So, Microsoft, buy NOD32 and give it to me free with Vista. And pigs might fly again! ;)

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Mcaffee, now i have to go update the security guide since they old antivirus one was deleted, ah well :P

but does deepfreeze count as an antivirus?

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Kaspersky offers the best protection, NOD32 uses the less recources and AntiVir is the best free one. Symantec Norton is really a resource-eater, it was preinstallen on my PC but not for long. I have Kaspersky installed now but most of the time it's not loaded. It bothers me to much with tasks and I almost never get virusses. Like someone already said: Windows XP SP2 is secure enough, I'm behind a router and e-mails are always scanned before they reach your PC.

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I use AVG free, but I can't really recommend it. It's very light and very cheap (free). But as far as you should believe in AV software tests it doesn't come out very good anymore. This used to be better before!

Antivir seems to be a better candidate when you look at freebies, but latest version 7 still has problems. At least a lot with me and visiting their support forum showed that I am not alone.

But I haven't seen a virus or any malware in years just like many here. And I am still on Win98se!

Afterall, it's mostly behaviour that is secure or not.

Having the best AV software will just make you careless :D

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^ broken link

Then your ISP must be having problems because it works fine.

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Makes three of us with the broken link.

By the way - I recommend NOD32. All of the good reasons, and very very few of the bad.

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