Which Anti-Virus do You Use?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Software' started by Mitchell_A, Nov 14, 2010.

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Which AV Do You Use?

  1. AVG Internet Security/Anti-virus

    29 vote(s)
    13.6%
  2. avast!

    56 vote(s)
    26.2%
  3. Norton 360/Internet Security

    18 vote(s)
    8.4%
  4. McAfee

    9 vote(s)
    4.2%
  5. Microsoft Security Essentials

    70 vote(s)
    32.7%
  6. Trend Micro

    2 vote(s)
    0.9%
  7. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

    31 vote(s)
    14.5%
  8. ESET Smart Security/NOD32

    18 vote(s)
    8.4%
  9. Other

    44 vote(s)
    20.6%
  10. Spybot S&D

    7 vote(s)
    3.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. iftieaq

    iftieaq Active Member

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    I use avira for my windows 8.
     
  2. Drew

    Drew Banned

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    Why?? Why wouldn't you just use the excellent security that is embedded in Windows 8 rather than bothering to unnecessarily fetch any 3rd Party item, instead? Just curious...

    Cheers,
    Drew
    Win8Logo.
     
  3. Tanzanos Mzungu

    Tanzanos Mzungu New Member

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    Perhaps because MS has a poor track record when it comes to her own generic applications that are bundled with the OS: Internet Explorer, PAINT, Disk Defrag, Defender, etc.
     
  4. Drew

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    Was actually asking the Member, 'iftieaq', who had said they were using Avira. Not wanting to guess @ their reason.

    Cheers,
    Drew
     
  5. kurteb

    kurteb Senior Member

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    I was using Microsoft Security Essentials with my windows 7, but it started to take forever to update over my high speed connection, and had no other features embedded with it. I now use Zonealarm, which covers my firewall better,protects my personal information, and lets me know if a download is safe before I download it, etc. ...and it honestly automatically updates. I always had to manually update MSE, there was always an update pending. I was going to get windows 8, but the update advisor said i needed a new computer for it, I have a Dell Dimension 8400 in perfect condition for windows 7, at least. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
     
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  6. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    I quit using it and went back to Avast. I didn't like the update cycle and poor results they show in tests against other products. As windows 8 becomes more established you can be sure the built in AV is going to be a major target for hackers.
    Joe
     
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley New Member

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    That is so true, it is ashame that Microsoft decided to paint the red flag on their back even brighter.
     
  8. Drew

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    I found this as I Binged about Windows 8 on a Dell Dimension 8400.

    " Dell does not support Win8 on any Dimension series system, so they won't be offering any Win 8 drivers."

    Maybe someone can confirm whether this is gospel or not.

    Cheers,
    Drew
    Win8Logo.
     
  9. iftieaq

    iftieaq Active Member

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    I use free edition of Avira.
     
  10. kurteb

    kurteb Senior Member

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    ... uninstalled Zonealarm, McAfee has a good customized, easy to understand firewall. McAfee takes a little getting used to, but it works well.
     
  11. Tigertail222

    Tigertail222 New Member

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    I use Avast, not a resource hog, updates daily and good user interface. Also Zone Alarm and Trend Micro. No heavy resource hogs in this bunch. Stopped using Norton, McAfee a long time ago.
     
  12. poorguy

    poorguy Well-Known Member

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    yes Avast is good I like the fact that I can control everything on it. I also like AVG free because it cleans up a lot of tracking cookies and I have never had any issues or problems with it.
     
  13. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Except its a complete source hog.
     
  14. poorguy

    poorguy Well-Known Member

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    hey Mitchell A, which is the resource hog. I have and still use both and on my desktop boxes I never have felt a hit on resources. now on my laptops I use panda cloud free. so it don't use resources. poorguy
     
  15. poorguy

    poorguy Well-Known Member

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    hey all, I will say this I have tried a lot of the different free antivirus and some I have liked better than others. over the years the free ware that I may have liked and used at one time may have changed and my opinions have also changed and I may or may not be using that free ware anymore. a lot of people like MSE and I used to use it but don't anymore. doesn't matter my choice. try several of the different free antivirus and use which you like and works for your type of web use. bottom line if you have careless web habits then no antivirus will help or keep you safe. I find that COMMON SENSE antivirus is the best antivirus. to bad there ain't a website for that. just my thoughts and personal experience. thanks for the space. poorguy
     
  16. poorguy

    poorguy Well-Known Member

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    hey all, I have reread all of these 215 posts on this thread and I have honestly got to agree with what Drew stated in one of his posts. (#185) 10/29/2012 it clearly sums it all up. "each to their own" I have to agree 100%. nobody has to use what anyone else thinks is best, use whatever is best for you. just my thoughts again. thanks for the space. poorguy
     
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    avira free is best antivirus ever
     
  18. landerio

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    I use MSE for home PC and Avira for work PC.:D
     
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    -Avast
    -Avg
    -Malwarebytes
     
  20. Ralph Bromley

    Ralph Bromley Honorable Member

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    Security essentials mainly.
    Though I use Comodo sometimes.
     

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