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What Anti-Virus do you use


What AV do you use?  

298 members have voted

  1. 1. What AV do you use?

    • Antivir
      42
    • Avast
      75
    • BitDefender
      8
    • ClamWin
      1
    • eTrust
      0
    • F-Prot
      0
    • F-Secure
      1
    • AVG/Grisoft
      15
    • Kaspersky
      22
    • McAfee
      6
    • Nod32
      27
    • Norton
      21
    • Panda
      4
    • TrendMicro
      3
    • Microsoft Security Essentials
      28
    • Other
      32
    • None
      19


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Oh dear Hazelnut you know me, and you know I wouldn't put up with ads popping up without getting rid of them.

 

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Edited out my previous comment after giving it some more thought, sharing how I get rid of the ads would probably upset Avira.

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If memory consumption is a considering factor, that's one of the reasons I left AVG IS behind (plus the fact is was up for renewal anyway).

I have retired Norton Internet Security, it has 2 process running, using 6MB and 4MB respectively.

 

Having read an article in a PC mag and reading some reviews claiming similar benefits with the 'new' and improved Nortons, I can certainly confirm them.

Of course, it's not free which is usually another considering factor, but at $29AUD for 1Pc/1yr, it's priced competitively too.

(God, I sound like a Norton salesman)

HI,I USE NORTON,FREE WITH XFINITY FROM COMCAST,IVE HAD SUCH A GREAT EXPERIENCE EVER SINCE I DOWNLOADED IT,I LOVE IT

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Hi patty and welcome. I shortened your three posts into one.

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The last time I had Norton AV was in 2000-2001, I bought it off Amazon.com for around $20 dollars back when there really wasn't too many good free av's around, I think it was ok back then to the point I even became a member of their forums/support site. It really didn't impact that Win98 system that much but I do remember it having a bug that was difficult for Symantec to fix that would reset the computer clock and it would get progressively worse over several days - so about every 2-3 days the clock would have to be reset manually to correct the time.

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So now it's 2015 and what free antivirus do you recommend these days?  I downloaded Avast Free and decided to upgrade to Avast Internet Security for the SafeZone feature.  That feature is not working at all for me (support has been useless so far) and I am not nearly as impressed with Avast these days as I was a few years ago.

 

Besides perhaps Comodo (which I don't like either) I realize that with any free antivirus version I would also have to download a free firewall.

 

Your input will be greatly appreciated.

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Besides perhaps Comodo (which I don't like either) I realize that with any free antivirus version I would also have to download a free firewall.

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Avast free here (on win xp & win 7), + an old version of Agnitum Outpost Firewall.  I have been looking at the free Outpost Free Security Suite, not for win xp but maybe for win 7.  Have not tried it.  Also use Sandboxie as a sort of backup for the firewall & AV.  Would be interested to hear what you decide.  :)

http://www.agnitum.com/outpost-security-suite-free.php
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Thank you mta & login for your input.

 

Has anyone on this forum tried the Outpost Free Security Suite?

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Outpost free gets mixed reviews, and iirc, one cannot skip the antivirus installation (the AV is apparently the weakest component). 

I share your need and concern for an effective defense system. . .there is a lot of trash info out there about it. 

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I haven't tried Outpost Free Security Suite however make a disk image before trying it!

 

Good idea Andavari.  If I decide to try it, I will.

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Just to post an update:

 

For several reasons I decided to re-install Windows 7 and opted for the paid version of TrendMicro Internet Security 2015.  According to my local computer guru, this is one of the better all-in-one security.  For years I had been a huge fan of using free AV and Firewall protection, but according to him free AV doesn't quite cut it anymore.  The bad guys are now too plentiful and too smart.  Naturally nothing is full proof but he claims paid protection is now better than free protection.

 

I'll see what happens during the next year with TrendMicro  :)

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Paid versus free; I think peoples opinions on that subject are like armpits - everyone has them and we all think everyone else stinks.

Same goes for which AV to use.

 

All I can say, after using AVG Free Edition for the best part of 10 years and installing it on every non-commerical PC that needs AV software, I have only had 1 reported case of a PC getting a virus and that instance I put down to a PICNIC issue as this particular user is heavily into 'tweaking' his system.

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but according to him free AV doesn't quite cut it anymore.

 

There have been articles over the years where they have tested free vs paid antivirus software and the paid versions have only been marginally better. Although a free av from one vendor can be significantly better than a competitors paid av.

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Although a free av from one vendor can be significantly better than a competitors paid av.

 

I agree 100%

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I've just ordered McAfee Total Protection 2015 - comes with 3 user Licence.  

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