Why and What antivirus do YOU use.

Discussion in 'General Software and Applications' started by Agent-A01, Sep 23, 2011.

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Which AV software do you use?

Poll closed Oct 23, 2011.
  1. Malwarebytes

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  2. AVG

    2 vote(s)
    3.0%
  3. Avast

    16 vote(s)
    23.9%
  4. Norton

    4 vote(s)
    6.0%
  5. Microsoft Security essentials

    26 vote(s)
    38.8%
  6. Other. please state

    18 vote(s)
    26.9%
  1. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    Why do you people use antivirus software? I am curious on why technical people do. I have never needed/used it on my pc until today just for the hell of it. I installed malwarebytes pro trial edition and did a full scan on all of my drives and it found nothing infected. Now i knew it would return 0 infections because i am apparently smart enough to know how to avoid getting them. heres the log of malwarebytes. Now i know malwarebytes is great because i have used it on clients pcs but i do prefer security essentials. Anyone use malwarebytes for personal use?

    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.51.2.1300
    www.malwarebytes.org
    Database version: 7778
    Windows 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1
    Internet Explorer 8.0.7601.17514
    9/22/2011 11:33:40 PM
    mbam-log-2011-09-22 (23-33-40).txt
    Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|E:\|F:\|)
    Objects scanned: 284564
    Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 5 second(s)
    Memory Processes Infected: 0
    Memory Modules Infected: 0
    Registry Keys Infected: 0
    Registry Values Infected: 0
    Registry Data Items Infected: 0
    Folders Infected: 0
    Files Infected: 0
     
  2. maleficarus™

    maleficarus™ Banned

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    I don't use any other then what comes with W7 and even then I am not sure it is enabled...
     
  3. Witcher

    Witcher Master Guru

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    Been using nod32 for 2 years and very much satisfied and safe using it.
     
  4. stone-eye

    stone-eye Master Guru

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    Security essentials because you can never be too careful, never had a virus yet but as long as its unobtrusive ill keep virus scanners on my system.
     

  5. Jae-So

    Jae-So Ancient Guru

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    Avast, low overhead and it works
     
  6. Andrés

    Andrés Ancient Guru

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    AVG Free is the one for me. Without LinkScanner, that is :)
     
  7. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Used AVG for a long time and after that incident i changed to Avast.
     
  8. Tat3

    Tat3 Ancient Guru

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    MS Security Essentials. Free and seems to work well, also doesnt eat much resources.
     
  9. mmicrosysm

    mmicrosysm Master Guru

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    Either ESET NOD32 or Microsoft Security Essentials. Both are light weight and less intrusive then most AV's but are an effective anti-virus protection.
     
  10. Li4m79

    Li4m79 Ancient Guru

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    MSE.... Free and decent,
     

  11. Lycronis

    Lycronis Maha Guru

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    MSE, Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware Free, (and Spybot - Search & Destroy on occasion) is what I use. For my, these work great and offer all the protection I need. But if I were in need of better security, for say mission critical stuff etc., then I would use the latest version of Norton Security Suite.
     
  12. Virtue

    Virtue Master Guru

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    This is everything I use to protect myself:

    Microsoft Security Essentials
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (PRO)
    CCleaner
    Ad-block plus (Firefox addon)

    haven't really caught anything spyware or virus related in over a year
     
  13. CDMC

    CDMC Master Guru

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    NOD32 v5

    nuff said :)
     
  14. blinx

    blinx Maha Guru

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    Comodo AV an Firewall
    Malwarebytes Malware

    I use to use Avira but it gave me to many false alarms and wouldnt stop even after marking it as safe
     
  15. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    Uhm i am pretty sure i have never seen windows defender find something on anyones pc xD

    So if you havent, why do you have AV? Seems like if i would have had it it would be wasting resources.
     

  16. The Phoenix

    The Phoenix Maha Guru

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    was a norton fan for awhile then avg without link scanner,but recently switched to avast
     
  17. scoutingwraith

    scoutingwraith Ancient Guru

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    Avast
    MSE
     
  18. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    Security Essentials. I set it to only scan incoming files and downloads just as an extra layer of protection.
     
  19. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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  20. Virtue

    Virtue Master Guru

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    What do you mean? What I'm saying is with the combination of softwares I mentioned above, I haven't caught anything nasty, so I'd like to think they're a good option for anyone interested in protecting themselves.
     

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