View Poll Results: What Antivirus Do You Use?

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  • AVG

    31 21.38%
  • BitDefender

    4 2.76%
  • ESET

    24 16.55%
  • Norton

    14 9.66%
  • McAfee

    8 5.52%
  • Dr Web

    0 0%
  • Trend Micro

    3 2.07%
  • Zone Alarms

    1 0.69%
  • AVAST

    31 21.38%
  • Other

    29 20.00%
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    AVG for me
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    i use avast not had a problem with it so far

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    Thumbs up Eset

    eset all the way. i run and own computer repair and have always used eset nod32 mainly for their extensive options and light on RAM resources style software. malwarebytes, spybot s&d, superantispyware to remove most any spyware and hijackthis(not for beginners) for optimizing startup....

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    Norton Internet Security!! Woo

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    Hi All

    Working in the retail computer trade I get alot of PC's coming into our shop with virus infections. The best Anti Virus software we have found is Kaspersky Internet Security.

    Systems with the highest infection rate's

    1 Norton (also causes system to run slower by 50%)
    2 McAfee (also causes system to run slower by 20%)
    3 AVG Free

    to name a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jza873 View Post
    Dude is everyone in here a jerk. It was a joke. In a magazine I beleive wired it said "Linux best antivirus of 2008". as in windows = lots of virii. Linux = no virii. you guys would have never survived on totse.

    now since you claim to be in THE software community. then you should know about unix jokes, and how off key they are. like linux is an antivirus. it was a joke making fun of windows. but someone in the software community should know that. since the software community has no social life. yes yes i know that because my friend codes nike.com and his social life ends with facebook or aim. a 14 - 16 hour day at RGA dosnt leave any one with a social life. (it wasnt an insult it is the truth)
    Take it easy, theyre probably just messing with you. The second guy for sure..

    I am using a very old 'symantec antivirus corporate v10'. Ive been thinking of getting something new, looks like its gonna be either avast or nod.

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    Avast.

    Never like any other AV. Does teh job perfectly.
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    Yeah I personally use Linux when I can, but on the computer that uses windows, I use common sense, Zone alarm for program control/software firewall, and my antivirus is just ClamWin.

    But the thing is that even a Unix based computer (Linux, Mac OS X and above, BSD, etc.) isn't immune to "malicious code" I mean if you want to really screw up a linux install tell the command line to "rmfs" and see what happens.
    (seriously don't do that... not wise, it removes the file system if you didn't know that.)

    Every Operating system has the ability to get a virus. It's just that the one that has the largest market share (Windows) is the more likely target for viruses because Virus writers want to hit the largest number of possible victims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deeluna View Post
    Yeah I personally use Linux when I can, but on the computer that uses windows, I use common sense, Zone alarm for program control/software firewall, and my antivirus is just ClamWin.

    But the thing is that even a Unix based computer (Linux, Mac OS X and above, BSD, etc.) isn't immune to "malicious code" I mean if you want to really screw up a linux install tell the command line to "rmfs" and see what happens.
    (seriously don't do that... not wise, it removes the file system if you didn't know that.)

    Every Operating system has the ability to get a virus. It's just that the one that has the largest market share (Windows) is the more likely target for viruses because Virus writers want to hit the largest number of possible victims.
    This is true, but at least Unix systems practice privilege restrictions. As you know, but in Unix you typically run under a restricted user account, compared to most windows users who run on a user account with full access, and no password, ect.

    When on windows, I like to sandbox my questionable downloads, which is most everything I download.

    As for linux, I love puppy linux, boot cd, no worry about anything.
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    How true, the "restricted account thing" does help but it is still possible. but at least Unix is secure by design. at least it is sort of possible in Windows to do that, but it doesn't do it by default. since windows 2000 that is...

    I like to use Debian myself, I use Puppy linux as a rescue disc, you wouldn't believe how many times Puppy has saved my butt with a fried windows install. was able to fix some damage a virus caused and removed it's files, but once I booted back to windows I still had to remove the registry references to the virus to stop an error. granted I caught the virus quick before it ate any of the system files that are required and are determined by the system they are installed on.

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