AntiVirus. Do you use it and which one

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Which AV program do you use?

  1. McAffe

    24 vote(s)
    11.4%
  2. Norton

    54 vote(s)
    25.7%
  3. AVG

    37 vote(s)
    17.6%
  4. Panda

    7 vote(s)
    3.3%
  5. Other

    66 vote(s)
    31.4%
  6. NONE! cause I am clever

    22 vote(s)
    10.5%
  1. PangingJr

    PangingJr Member

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    i would not use any AV if the computer is for personal use only,
    i can effort to waste my time removing it if it happens that the computer get infected.

    i have invested on my business works related files alot more than the cost of softwares, so as my friends,
    and we use AV program alot, we rescan every files that come in from every ways.
    i never install and try to use any free AV program and will only use the program that i think it works best and can be trusted.
     
  2. johndoe74

    johndoe74 New Member

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    I use Trend Micro 2004 sans the firewall (I use Sygate as my firewall). i also have nav 2004 installed for manual scans just in case pc-cillin misses out on something ;)

    btw, considering how many people here voted for pc-cillin, should it not be one of the choices on the poll rather than fitting into the other category :confused:

    one more thing, it's supposed to be spelled McAfee rather than McAffe :p
     
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  3. MajestacaL

    MajestacaL New Member

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    Kaspersky Antivirus along with Kaspersky Anti-Hacker the Kaspersky Anti-Hacker has a option called stealth mode which I love :) makes me invisible to the web! I have tried about all the Antivirus products out there and Kaspersky pickups up everything that others did not! Norton is definatly at the bottom of my list though its :evil:
     
  4. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    strange I tried Kaspersky once and it let a virus into my system which norton corporate removed later. it must have improved in the last year, but ill not risk it.
     
  5. Falstaff

    Falstaff Old Codger

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    Norton....definitely Norton...yeah yeahhhhhhh
    Norton....definitely Norton...ummm yeahhhh
    Kmart sucks....
    Im an excellent driver.....
     
  6. PangingJr

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    Kmart? is that the name of AV program? could not find it on my search.
     
  7. Blazer

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    I use Mcafee Virus Scan 8 but i have never paid for it (not since version 4, anyway), it's a long story, but it is all on the up and up.(Mcafee knows about it :) )
     
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  9. TmasterT

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    i am so confused about the ppl who say this.... if you dont have an AV how can you know that u dont have any virii? if u dont have an AV u cant say that you dont have any virii can you? do u do those lame free tests over the internet?

    btw used Norton 9 Corp, Panda Platinum, Nod32, and now using PC-Cillin 2005 Beta, i think i like pc cillin. Nod32 was alsays detecting stuff ( like diablo 2 cd key changers) as a virus but its not. panda let in some trojans. norton 9 was ok. pc cillin has done a good job so far tho
     
  10. PangingJr

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    "NONE! cause I am clever"
    that is a choice in this poll.

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    LOL. just noticed that you've tried almost the same AV products as i have except i never want to test the Panda and you have not yet tried the "McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i", check it out if you can, it's an amazing improved from the last time i used it in years back, and never look back at McAfee AV until now. i think i might be using it on some of my machines. not decide yet but so far i like it more than Norton Crop 9, i can actually use everything that offers in the product packaged.
     
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  11. PangingJr

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    lol jeff.. kinda slow but i think i understand now. actually i did PM you before this post, cos i can't find the 'vicoden' in my dictionary, but never mind on that then.
     
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    Guess i'm unique :p ,
    i use CA eTrust EZ Armor Security Suite and got it FREE! from Microsoft, that fact alone makes it unique, free and MS :p
    find it here for people who want a free corporate quality antivirus and firewall solution:
    http://www.my-etrust.com/microsoft/

    It's very low on resource usage, quick scanning and so on. The included firewall is actually a rebranded version of ZoneAlarm.
    And i never had a virus so far in around the 10 years i work with pc's now.
     
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    McAfee for me - I got put off Norton when we had a couple of machines at work which had a few problems with it.
     
  14. germanjulian

    germanjulian Back in London

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    thats why it says cause I am so clever. I can open my task manager and see if a service is running which should not be there! I can see in my startup control panel which executables and dll files load with windows and if anything is in there which should not be there i investigate and remove...

    I have not had a virus in years... oh and if you reformat your PC every 4 months you can be certain that you dont have any viruses. (well after the install... dont know about a few days later for you)[/QUOTE]

    your not worried about a virus getting injected into one of your important system dlls?
     
  16. HardwareHeaven

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    I dont think its "clever" not running an AV client - anyone using a system heavily and surfing regularly will hit upon a virus at some stage, even a javascript variant (unless of course you turn everything off in your browser which totally hinders surfing specialised sites). But hey its turned into a smug "AV? bleh I dont need one, im much too smart to need one of those POS's installed, I can do it all myself!"
    Incidentally id like to point out there are a few recent viruses that dont even show UP in the task manager...

    There was a time when AV clients had a performance hit, but if you get the right one the hit is minimal to zero. There is also the train of thought that a lot of the AV makers actually have staff who release the viruses in the first place to keep them in business, quite a few people believe in this and there are even sites detailing "conspiracy theories". food for thought ;)
     
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    strange , BUT NOD32 is the best outthere..ha!
     
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    I really like the latest NOD32 with its advanced heuristics, it has found virus no other AV found. After reading this thread I am inclined to check Norton Corporate but I have had bad experiences with Norton home edition not finding some viruses and beeing very slow compared to NOD32. Also NOD32 is in it's 28th Virus Bulletin 100% Award!

    Cheers,
    Virtualbs
     
  19. PangingJr

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    Viruses, Executable Viruses, E-mail viruses, Boot Sector Viruses, Macro Viruses, Worms, Trojan horses, Hoaxes, Spam, Etc etc..

    I never use.. internet.. never open any CD.. never use floppy disk.. no network shares.. etc etc.. and i spend a few mins everyday checking my system..
    okay i never have any virus in my system.

    That's another word for what Zardon said above.

    There're two most important applications that the Windows IT- prof ppls or advanced users will always looking for and planning to use it on their systems after an OS has been setup.. and they are the best solution application for security and system backup (including all of the datas and OS backup, data restore and disaster recovery).
    AV application can always be the first of the list of the security solutions, and when it comes to AV applications only the best solution is a good solution.
     
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  20. Captn

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    I agree, I use this as well. :cool:
     

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