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. OTT

    OTT Active Member

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    My main AV is Kaspersky Anti-Virus.
    A second opinion I get from MBAM or ESET Online Scanner...

    OTT
     
  2. JoyceLee

    JoyceLee New Member

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    Macfee and Nod32
     
  3. Pauli

    Pauli Extraordinary Member
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    I went back to Avast Internet Security. Don't ask me a rational explanation, I just felt for it. :scratch:
     
  4. Zaid

    Zaid Well-Known Member

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    Avast... I have been using avast for 7 years it is great and i like it
     
  5. Neemobeer

    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
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    I run Webroot Internet Security Suite which handles viruses and spyware, firewall and other misc features. I also use Microsoft EMET which is a free tool from Microsoft which helps mitigate attack vectors commonly used by malware. Another good practice is the dual account setup. You have one regular and one admin account. You use the regular account for your daily use. This can also help isolate malware from running in an admin context and minimizing the infection to your regular account.
     
  6. lexiaa

    lexiaa New Member

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    I have used avast for years!
     
  7. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    It doesn't matter which one "you use" or which one "you think is best". It matters what scientific lab results determine is the best. So instead of using CNET, or some other garbage, use https://www.av-test.org/en/ and http://www.av-comparatives.org/. The rest are magazines that have paid advertisements, including reviews.
     
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  8. Pauli

    Pauli Extraordinary Member
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    I agree with Mike, a solid statement. Although I must admit, I'm more of a "feel for it" person. Technically, facts are most important. Emotionally, what you feel is right, is right. I'm still, at age almost 57, trying to find a balance. The MOST important is to have one AV running. What comes with Windows today, I find reliable, 'cause so many here use it. Personally, I'm still hung with Avast, but I have the paid-for-version, Avast Internet Security. I had a short experience with Windows 10, it was impressive and assuring, however I went back to Windows 7, as I got no sound, and DVB Viewer wouldn't get any video - I didn't have the time to solve issues, I decided to wait until they have resolved problems. Pragmatism is a key word when doing your job, and earning a living.
     
  9. Snowflake24694

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    Just Windows Defender. When I need a deep scan I install MalwareBytes which I uninstall after the scan.
     
  10. gtatler

    gtatler Active Member

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    Used to use Microsoft Security Essentials and NEVER had any problems with it. Under 10 it is now called Defender, but it is exactly the same program, and you can do a quick or deep scan.


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  11. gaz83

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    I use avast anti virus free version, i' ve seen alot of reviews for 360 internet security does anyone use this.
     
  12. Sonny

    Sonny Fantastic Member

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    I use internet security that my service prolvider offers. I have no complaints about it.
     
  13. thuyln2

    thuyln2 New Member

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    Tôi đánh giá cao hai loại AV được avast và Kapersky
     
  14. Zaid

    Zaid Well-Known Member

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    Avast free version ....
     
  15. Davejackson99

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    Avast extremely good for any device.
     
  16. holdum333

    holdum333 Banned

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    Hi I run Windows Defender with MBAM Pro! I have WOT and Ad-Muncher on all my browsers and I'm a very safe surfer!
    I have Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit free for drive byes! I'm very fortunate to have a life time license for MBAM Pro!
     
  17. Reddython

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    I'm using Kaspersky cause it's very good and safe in my opinion! Never had any problems with it
     
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  18. Neeraj Singh

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    Mcafee is the best antivirus among all in my opinion.
     
  19. Neemobeer

    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
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    Just to be clear though AV is still good to have; however nowadays 99% of AV programs are only about 50% effective in stopping threats.
     
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  20. kurteb

    kurteb Senior Member

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    Trying Norton Internet Security, had it on my new motherboard cd, works pretty good, has a cool live update feature, and does disk maintenance in the background, too. Was using MSE, which was pretty good for freeware, Norton provided a more robust option. The newest version is a nice improvement. The anti-phishing and identity protection helps.
     

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