Which Anti-Virus do You Use?

Which AV Do You Use?

  • AVG Internet Security/Anti-virus

    Votes: 30 13.6%
  • avast!

    Votes: 59 26.8%
  • Norton 360/Internet Security

    Votes: 19 8.6%
  • McAfee

    Votes: 10 4.5%
  • Microsoft Security Essentials

    Votes: 73 33.2%
  • Trend Micro

    Votes: 3 1.4%
  • MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

    Votes: 31 14.1%
  • ESET Smart Security/NOD32

    Votes: 18 8.2%
  • Other

    Votes: 48 21.8%
  • Spybot S&D

    Votes: 7 3.2%

  • Total voters
    220

OTT

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

OTT
 


Macfee and Nod32
 


Pauli

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


Zaid

Well-Known Member
Avast... I have been using avast for 7 years it is great and i like it
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
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.
 


I have used avast for years!
 


Mike

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
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.
 


Pauli

Extraordinary Member
Premium Supporter
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.
 


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


gtatler

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


Sonny

Excellent Member
I use internet security that my service prolvider offers. I have no complaints about it.
 


Tôi đánh giá cao hai loại AV được avast và Kapersky
 


Zaid

Well-Known Member
Avast free version ....
 


Avast extremely good for any device.
 


holdum333

Senior Member
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!
 


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


Mcafee is the best antivirus among all in my opinion.
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
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.
 


kurteb

Senior Member
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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