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What Anti-Virus do you use?


Which Brand

  1. Symantic (Not Norton)

    0 vote(s)
  2. Norton

  3. AVG

  4. F-Secure

    0 vote(s)
  5. McAfee

  6. Avast

    0 vote(s)
  7. Trend Micro

    0 vote(s)
  8. Other

  9. I don't use Antivirus

  10. Linux! (or alt os)

By cfitzarl ยท 15 replies
Feb 14, 2007
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  1. Just wondering what programs people use for stopping those nasties :) .
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 21,238   +17

  3. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 907

    I use norton. Haha..jk..i wouldn't let that within 10 feet of my cd drive. I use zonealarm/avg
  4. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 1,391   +6

    I use Norton, unfortunately; but I disabled the firewall and used Kerio instead. I'm gonna try to convince my dad to get AVG or Avast after Norton's subscription runs out.
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,545   +429

    None. I'm confident in my ability to stay clean.

    No email other than gmail.
    Running OpenOffice rather than MS Office (but Viruses aren't the reason I'm using OO, and neither is a dislike for MS).
    Hardware firewall + whatever XP's firewall adds.
    I don't click IM links unless I'm expecting one, and I use Trillian.
    Maybe some others I can't think of right now.

    I took the liberty of adding a couple more poll options.
  6. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 475

    Avira AntiVir + Comodo Firewall. I also run Spybot S&D and Ad-aware and no, I don't keep them running in the background, I run them all at night when I'm asleep or just anytime I'm not at home.

    I'm generally pretty good at keeping nasty stuff of of my machine, but just in case I miss something I'd like to know I'm still safe. I haven't been infected since Win95 or Win98 (can't remember).

    I can see how the many options in firewalls like Comodo can confuse newbies, so for anyone not very experienced I'd recommend something like ZoneAlarm or Kerio.

    AND for anyone wondering if other products from Comodo (like Antivirus) are any good, NO, they aren't. Firewall is AFAIK the only thing good that Comodo makes.
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,275   +565

    I currently have three PCs at home. On my best one I'm trying Kapersky, on the middle one I have McAfee and on my oldest I'm using the free version of Avast.
  8. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 907

    Don't you run linux? you don't have to worry about much with linux.
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,545   +429

    Depends on which computer. I have 2 Apple computers, 2 Windows boxes (one I rarely physically touch, media center), and 1 linux box. In reality I use linux the least, likely because its only single monitor setup :)

    Most of the time when I'm on TS at home I'm using my Powerbook.

    No antivirus on my Macs, none on linux, none on 1 windows machine - AVG on my media center.
  10. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 471

    I run AVG anti-malware along with a hardware firewall.
  11. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,892   +9

    Techspot does not condone any use of piracy, or P2P programs. In no such way, should anyone use these programs and openly talk about them in Techspot Openboards.
    2 people like this.
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 21,238   +17

    Agreed, post deleted.

    Regards Howard ;)
  13. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,346   +1,386

    Brilliant! If we could only teach everyone this concept! :giddy:
  14. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,346   +1,386

    humbug! EVERY system has problems and no system is immune.
    1 person likes this.
  15. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,364

    I'm one of the two people who said "I don't use Antivirus." I don't use it because A) I've never got a virus in my life (only spyware). B) I reformat my HDD(s) every 4 months. And C) I never have anything valuable stored on my HDD. That's all on my removable USB drive that's never plugged into my system except for while I'm copying things to it.

    I would use it if it didn't complicate the process of playing online games, and if it didn't slow my boot times and have a small impact on game performance (depends on the brand I guess though).

    Since I reformat every 4 months, I don't really care if I get a virus because I'm so used to reformatting that it barely bothers me if I have to do it 2 times in a week.
  16. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,168   +7

    My vote explained

    I voted for AVG for free users.I used it till i purchased,
    Fix-It 6.
    Does that and much more.Money well invested.

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