Which Antivirus Software do you use ? Why?

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Re: Which Antivirus Software do you use ? Why?

Post by Shangri-lai » Tue May 11, 2010 3:53 am

I use Bullguard Gamers Edition. It cost me AUD$19 for 1 yr. Its a full AntiVirus, AntiSpyware, Spam Filter and Firewall. Plus you get a 1GB online storage on their servers, And it has a Gaming mode that detects when your "In-Game" and wont bother you with notifications like recently updated, etc.

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Re: Which Antivirus Software do you use ? Why?

Post by NateN34 » Tue May 11, 2010 7:19 am

Use Avast!, since it is free and works well, and use Malware Byte's Anti-Malware, to clean up the rest of the viruses that Avast! does not get. The best part is they are all free and Malware Byte's Anti-Malware does not run in the background, it just runs when you want to scan for viruses.
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Re: Which Antivirus Software do you use ? Why?

Post by Sparkfist » Wed May 12, 2010 6:58 am

I normally use AVG on my windows computers. But since finding Comodo, I'm thinking of switching.

Comodo has a neat optimization scan feature so scans don't take so long.
Sandbox, kind of like a quarantine, but the program is still allowed to work.
A little better interface then AVG
And it's free!

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Re: Which Antivirus Software do you use ? Why?

Post by smitty » Wed May 12, 2010 3:01 pm

I don't! :mrgreen: But then again, my only Windows partition is Windows Me, which I hardly use, and don't download things on. So, yeah. I don't need one, and I especially don't want one considering this is a 700MHz machine.
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Re: Which Antivirus Software do you use ? Why?

Post by nevermind1534 » Wed May 12, 2010 3:58 pm

I go unprotected
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Re: Which Antivirus Software do you use ? Why?

Post by jdmlight » Wed May 12, 2010 6:10 pm

nevermind1534 wrote:I go unprotected
:shock: Didn't you watch those videos in high school health??
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Re: Which Antivirus Software do you use ? Why?

Post by nevermind1534 » Wed May 12, 2010 8:40 pm

jdmlight wrote:
nevermind1534 wrote:I go unprotected
:shock: Didn't you watch those videos in high school health??
Yeah; I'm fully aware of the risks; I like that it's faster.
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Re: Which Antivirus Software do you use ? Why?

Post by smitty » Thu May 13, 2010 7:25 pm

nevermind1534 wrote:
jdmlight wrote:
nevermind1534 wrote:I go unprotected
:shock: Didn't you watch those videos in high school health??
Yeah; I'm fully aware of the risks; I like that it's faster.
This is the Computer Tech forum, we don't need to know about your personal life.


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Re: Which Antivirus Software do you use ? Why?

Post by bicostp » Thu May 13, 2010 10:26 pm

I don't run antivirus on my beater laptop. Why?

1. Windows 2000. A lot of the common scareware viruses (Security Tool, Total Internet Security Vista 2010, etc) don't seem to do anything on it.
2. It's old and slow: 650 mhz P3 with an 8 MB S3 video chipset. Enough to run Goldsrc games, and that's about it.
3. It mainly serves as a TeamViewer thin client to my home PC. When it's not doing that, it's running Opera, Vent, Office 4, or VLC Media Player.
4. The entire OS and all the software I installed is only about 4 gigs. It would take 10 minutes to reimage it with Clonezilla.
5. I'm careful and I don't use Facebook or Limewire. (Those two are the worst virus portals, in my experience.)
6. I don't save anything to it, so even if it did get messed up it's no big deal.

My desktop at home still uses Malwarebytes and Antivir, though.

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Re: Which Antivirus Software do you use ? Why?

Post by FatylPCs » Sun May 23, 2010 4:09 pm

AVG Free - small, powerful, and FREE! maybe not the best one out there, but thats a mute issue seeing as (i think) any antivirus wont catch everything. i could be wrong, but i dont think there is a way to block EVERYTHING.

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Re: Which Antivirus Software do you use ? Why?

Post by jdmlight » Sun May 23, 2010 9:00 pm

FatylPCs wrote:i could be wrong, but i dont think there is a way to block EVERYTHING.
Sure there is. Don't use the internet. :P
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Re: Which Antivirus Software do you use ? Why?

Post by Christinalee » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:09 am

I'm using AVG now, very effective.

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Re: Which Antivirus Software do you use ? Why?

Post by hackmodford » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:42 pm

Windows: (VM for work) Microsoft Security Essentials (it's free and made by the people who made the OS and has high ratings)
Linux: (if I use it) Nothing
Mac: (main computer) nothing

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Re: Which Antivirus Software do you use ? Why?

Post by chipdouglas » Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:21 pm

AVG on Windows because its free and nothing on Ubuntu (my main OS)
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Re: Which Antivirus Software do you use ? Why?

Post by Brookstone » Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:15 pm

I vote for AVG.

AVG is my favourite free Antivirus. It has a very good definition update. System uses very little system resources and it has a full time protection utility with on access file scanner and e-mail scanner. The program won't tax your system when scanning or when running in the background and always proves effective. The interface is simple to navigate.

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