What Anti-Virus do you Use/Recommend?
Posted 23 March 2006 - 02:58 PM
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.
Posted 24 March 2006 - 06:46 PM
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.
Posted 24 March 2006 - 07:10 PM
Do not have to
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?
Posted 24 March 2006 - 07:35 PM
Posted 28 March 2006 - 12:55 PM
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!
Posted 28 March 2006 - 02:03 PM
Posted 31 March 2006 - 03:18 PM
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