What Anti-Virus Software do you use?

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology' started by ENDURANCEGUY, May 3, 2012.

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What Anti-Virus Software Do You Use for Your Computer?

  1. 360 Safeguard

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Ad-Aware Pro

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Agnitum

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. AhnLab

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. avast!

    12 vote(s)
    18.5%
  6. AVG

    7 vote(s)
    10.8%
  7. Avira

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  8. AVZ

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Bitdefender

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  10. BullGuard

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. CA Anti-Virus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Celframe Antivirus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Check Point ZoneAlarm

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Cisco Security Agent

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Calm AntiVirus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. CalmWin

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  17. Comodo Internet Sercurity

    3 vote(s)
    4.6%
  18. CyberSoft VSTK

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Dr. Web

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Dr. Web Curelt

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. DriveSentry

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. Element Anti-virus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. Emsisoft Anti-Malware

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  24. eSafe

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  25. eScan Anti-Virus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  26. ESET NOD32 Anti-virus

    6 vote(s)
    9.2%
  27. Norman

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  28. TrustPort Antivirus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  29. Other

    22 vote(s)
    33.8%
  30. I don't use Anti-virus software

    11 vote(s)
    16.9%
  1. ENDURANCEGUY

    Canada Waterloo Region
    PSN:NFSGUY

    I've seen, and created, some polls that ask what you use for.... whatever! Well, this is my first thread on the Computers and Technology section.
    Currently, I use avast! Anti-Virus, the free version. Why? I just can't pay for it.
    ~ENDURANCEGUY
  2. Infinital-NG

    United States Lexington, Ky
    PSN:Infinital-NG

    Most severs I install at work get Avira Server Suite (whatever it's called.) Most workstations get Microsoft Security Essentials or Avira Premium.
  3. Gdog96

    United Kingdom England

    I use microsoft security essentials 2011, it wasn't on the poll so I voted other..
    It's prettyy good.
  4. haitch40

    Premium
    United Kingdom Nottingham UK
    PSN:haitch40

    Microsoft one and Malwarebytes. They oddly don't conflict.
  5. tankuroded

    Indonesia away in heaven
    PSN:FMecha_ID

    Security Essentials FTW. :D
  6. DQuaN

    Premium
    United Kingdom Ealing-London

    Panda Cloud for me.
  7. Pako

    Moderator
    United States NW Montana
    PSN:GTP-Pako

    I was running Avast for a while until it started getting bloated. I have recently (six months ago) switched over to ESET NOD32 Anti-virus and haven't looked back. Great performance, low system intrusion, and easy on the ram and processing. Pretty much transparent...it just works.
  8. Rykon Zero

    Premium
    United States Seattle, WA
    PSN:I wish...

    Yarr.

    (That's avast! by the way.)
  9. bergauk

    California

    Microsoft Security Essentials.
  10. vandenal

    Premium
    PSN:vandenalx632

    The school uses ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus
  11. ROAD_DOGG33J

    Premium
    IL, USA
    PSN:holyc0w1

    I use AVG and for being free I can't complain.

    MBAM isn't an antivirus.
  12. haitch40

    Premium
    United Kingdom Nottingham UK
    PSN:haitch40

    It's not?
  13. Murcie_LP640

    South Australia

    What's an anti-virus software?
  14. ROAD_DOGG33J

    Premium
    IL, USA
    PSN:holyc0w1

    It's not designed to take the place of an anti-virus. I don't think the free version provides real-time scanning either.

    I would explain it more, but this thread does a better job.
  15. nick09

    Premium
    United States NY
    PSN:nlck09

    I use the free version of Avast with the pirate language. Been using it for the past 2 years and it's been a great experience.
  16. CMvan46

    Canada Vancouver, BC

    Why isn't Security Essentials on there? My laptop came with McAfee on it and it's complete garbage. I installed security essentials after my computer started slowing down at times and it found 4 viruses....

    I had McAfee doing a virus scan every week and I rarely do anything too risky on my computer. So Security Essentials it is.
  17. Joey D

    Premium
    United States Leighton Twp, MI
    PSN:GTP_Joey

    Security Essentials, it's the only one I've found that doesn't completely ruin your computer's performance or isn't completely useless. I use to use AVG Free, but it doesn't do anything except use resources, I guess you do get what you pay for.
  18. DQuaN

    Premium
    United Kingdom Ealing-London

    There are actually loads missing from the poll.
  19. ENDURANCEGUY

    Canada Waterloo Region
    PSN:NFSGUY

    An Anti-virus software is a program (software, which works with your computer) that help protect you computer from viruses, which may damage your computer. Some also offer that they protect your computer from hackers. Hope you find this helpful!
    ~ENDURANCEGUY
    P.S. If you do not have one, just search it on Google. I prefer avast!, very easy to use.

    I know. I didn't have much time to do all of the ones mentioned on Wikipedia. At least there is an 'other' option!
    ~ENDURANCEGUY
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2012
  20. TB

    TB
    Moderator
    United States NoDak
    PSN:Cy-Fi

    At home - AGV.

    At work - campus mandated Forefront.
  21. BobK

    Premium
    Rhode Island, USA

    Norton, McAfee, M$ Security Essentials... where are they on the poll? Arguably three of the biggest, most widely deployed AV programs (note: I did not say best).

    Myself, my main antivirus is common sense.
  22. cabezzz

    Puerto Rico San Juan, PR
    PSN:cabezzz_7

    AVG Internet security, works great have cleaned many messed up computers with it, great software
  23. Juiposa

    Premium
    Canada SW Ontario
    PSN:starboob

    McAfee, works really well and isn't overpriced and useless like Norton :D

    PS: I hate Norton

    Note: Did I say I hate Norton?
  24. Dennisch

    Premium
    Netherlands Hilversum
    PSN:Dennisch

    Microsoft Security Essentials. Free, and good enough if you have common sense.
  25. None, I'm the one percent. (Linux).
  26. Gdog96

    United Kingdom England

    Same
  27. Pako

    Moderator
    United States NW Montana
    PSN:GTP-Pako

    I should have noted, on my linux boxes, I am running ClamAV. As a service to my customers, it does a pretty good job of catching most virus' before they even get delivered.
  28. GlennGolfer1

    United States Knoxville
    PSN:GlennGolfer1

    For my iPad I use nothing, not sure how it does it, but it supposedly doesn't get virus or malware. But for our laptops we use Webroot Secure Anywhere, and I gotta say it's awesome, we had Mcafee, after paying two hundred dollars to get the malware it couldn't get off, we switched, and never had a problem since, it's been five years.
  29. Endless-Wilso

    United States oshkosh/WI
    PSN:EndLesS-Wilso

    Im using Norton now and im wondring why its hated?
    I have an old laptop with Malwarebytes on it and was wonding if it where possable to transfer it to another computer?

    EDIT
    It's Malwarebytes
    Anti-Malware 1.41 that i have on the old DELL with it massive 320mb of RAM :lol:
    Last edited: May 5, 2012
  30. Antonisbob

    Canada Kelowna, Canada
    PSN:Antonisbob

    Since my PC got wiped for the 2nd or 3rd time, I've used none. Just the Norton Anti-virus 2005 on here & I'm pretty sure it's trail has expired. :lol:
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