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%
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  1. JoelM

    JoelM New Member

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    Can you explain in a little more detail of how one infected computer can spread a virus through the Internet to another computer that has an antivirus? I am trying to understand what you are thinking because I am clearly not seeing something that you are seeing. What I'm asking for is something like "The infected computers sends out email with a virus." (That example holds no weight because the target computer would have an antivirus.) I cannot think of a single case where one infected computer can infect a typical computer with a standard firewall via the Internet.
     
  2. Drew

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    What YOU are missing is something called Bots. Anyway, I'm done w/ this conversation. No one should run a computer on the Internet w/out security protection. End of story. There are no explanations or excuses that make doing otherwise acceptable.

    Cheers,
    Drew

    290_Windows8_1.
     
  3. davhag

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    Sorry so complicated for you, but I got it for now. I have all the protection I need with Malware-bytes Antimalware Pro and Webroot Antivirus with no conflict. I just like a little more control over Firewall that will not add more Hips add-on like some firewalls do. So I am trying an extra protection for the firewall called Windows Firewall control. Gives me a little more filtering. It is just a Demo for now, but if I like it, I might become a registered user for $10.00. As for Webroot Products, they are some of the best there is at keeping you safe from bad sites, bad downloads, and phishing sites. Look it up on Softpedia and you will see what it is like. I like it so far and I am Running Windows 7x64. I tried Windows 8, and the update. I do not care for that, but that is also neither here or there.
     
  4. Drew

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    Windows 8.1 is better than Windows 7. You should be willing to upgrade to it. Sorry, but, as an IT Pro it is my duty to put forth good advice.

    Cheers,
    Drew

    290_Windows8_1.
     
  5. JoelM

    JoelM New Member

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    You state your opinions then you retreat without trying to get both of us to understand both sides fully. That, my friend, is not a discussion, that is trying to argue just to argue in itself instead of trying to bring understanding, knowledge, and sharing of experience. I'm sorry I wasted my time even replying to you the first time because you don't care about my opinion at all.
     
  6. Drew

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    1. I was not arguing nor do I have any interest in ever arguing. I'm sorry but, I have to admit, I didn't realize an opinion was being given on anything.

    2. I always respect people voicing opinions.

    3. I understood you to say you thought it ok to run a computer on the Internet w/out security protection. It is not.

    4. Yet you state you are using some form of security. Webroot & other products you mentioned.

    So either I'm utterly confused or I have missed your point. Either way, please forgive me & accept my apology.

    Again, to answer your question, I can only repeat, use the OS firewall and things should work fine.

    Excuse me if you thought I had "retreated"... I hadn't; actually, I didn't know there was anything from which to "retreat".

    Cheers,
    Drew

    290_Windows8_1.
     
  7. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    I would strongly urge both of you @Drew @JoelM to stay on topic regarding the original poster's message.

    It is extremely unwise to run your system without anti-virus and anti-malware software. Use independent software lab studies and you'll probably still find ESET Smart Security and Kaspersky on the top of the list.

    Does this mean McAfee or Symantec are not an option? Of course not. It is your decision about how you run your system.
     
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  8. Andrew Smith

    Andrew Smith Well-Known Member

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    Avast for home PC is best choice for me, it doesn't take so much RAM and my 3yr old machine works fast.
     
  9. Roger Triton

    Roger Triton New Member

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    I use avast! along with Spybot S&D.
    Does anyone on here use two different softwares at the same time? Is that even possible without a conflict?
     
  10. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    Anti-virus and anti-malware software usually won't conflict.
     
  11. catilley1092

    catilley1092 Extraordinary Member

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    Having different computers & most having more than one OS, I don't put all of my eggs in one basket.

    Am currently running (on various computers):

    Bitdefender Total Security 2014 (unlimited devices-Sphere)
    Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 (single license)
    Emsisoft Anti-Malware (complete protection 1 user) Newly listed on AV-Comparatives site w/100% detection rate!
    ESET NOD 32 AV 7.0.302.26 (3 user license)
    McAfee Internet Security (1 year supplied by Dell)

    Along with for secondary protection on all computers:

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Pro Lifetime)

    And this one on my main 2:

    SuperAntiSpyware (Pro Lifetime)

    This list supersedes any previous posted ones.

    Though I pay for my security, there are also some good free ones. There is no, as in zero, excuse not to be running security. It is dangerous practice to be connected to the Internet w/out active security running. This is non-debatable, brands are, but not the actual practice of running w/out security.

    Cat
     
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    what is an antivirus??????????
     
  13. acme

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    So I'm to believe Norton managed to win an AV test?
     
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  16. Winbuzzer

    Winbuzzer New Member

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    Well, NOT based on detection or performance only.
     
  17. yiione

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    macfee and rising
     
  18. MichaelWinchester

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    I was using AVG, Avast, Norton, and McAfee when I in Primary School for my computer. :peace:
    That's really bad :ohno:. Just make computer slow but virus still broke my computer :worship:
    I used it for a long time

    Until I used Microsoft Security Essentials
    I don't know just my suggestion or not.
    But i believe Microsoft Security Essentials because there is a "Microsoft" word in that brand
    LOL
     
  19. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    Well you need to look into the firm doing the tests some of them the AV makers pay them for the test. I think if you check AV Comparatives site you may see vast differences in results from the onr above. One thing is consistent is that MSE does poorly.
    Joe
     
  20. Martin Hansen

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    Couldent agree more, Avast is by far the best program overall, and not only that, even the free version is good, its takes a minimal of memory its updated all the time, and most importent, its realy REALY stabile, BULLGARD and MCAFFEE are NOT TO BE CONSIDERED for any who use a GAMING pc, its slow the costemer service is non existent and its slow the pc insanly... regards Tinnen
     

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