So, what antivirus do you use?

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So, what antivirus do you use?

Postby Kaedos » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:21 pm

just curious... I've been through a few... kaspersky seemed to be promising until I noticed it was constantly scanning 24/7! slowing me down, so then I got lazy as we all do and went good 'ole avg, and remained too lazy to scan till this day (yeah I'm a daredevil, the ladies think I'm badass) Intend on buying a new pc soon, so will make an effort this time round. Anyways yeah as title states, what antivirus you rolling?
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Re: So, what antivirus do you use?

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:23 pm

Eset NOD32, for the past 6 or 7 years. Extremely small footprint, and rates near the top in most testing quarter after quarter.
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Re: So, what antivirus do you use?

Postby Radical_Yue » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:26 pm

I just use the free edition of AVG. Works for me, never had a virus.
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Re: So, what antivirus do you use?

Postby irriadin » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:28 pm

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Re: So, what antivirus do you use?

Postby MiyaDV » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:44 pm

neo sporin usually when I think it might get infected by something
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Re: So, what antivirus do you use?

Postby Chez » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:31 pm

when I feel like actually BUYING antivirus I get Kaspersky because is best. AVG works if you don't do anything stupid like watch that Hugo.exe movie.
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Re: So, what antivirus do you use?

Postby NeoQuixotic » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:24 pm

I used to use AVG free, but it got bloated and started giving me false positives. Switched to Nod32 as a paid option, which was great. Once my license for Nod32 ran out switched to Microsoft Security Essentials. And I throw in a Malwarebytes scan every once and a while for good measure. I've only managed to get a virus once. I forget what it was called, but I got it during the early years of Windows XP. You were fine as long as the Windows firewall was on. I turned it off for like an hour when surfing the net on dial-up while testing something. Of course the best antivirus/antimalware is being smart about your behavior.
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Re: So, what antivirus do you use?

Postby mirkosp » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:39 pm


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Re: So, what antivirus do you use?

Postby Jadecavy » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:56 pm

mirkosp wrote:

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Re: So, what antivirus do you use?

Postby AaronAMV » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:30 am

antivirus??
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Re: So, what antivirus do you use?

Postby ngsilver » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:18 pm

Generally, I don't run antivirus. If I actually wanted to pay for something it'd NOD32. But for free, I recommend as use MS Security Essentials.
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Re: So, what antivirus do you use?

Postby ZephyrStar » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:36 am

Antivirus? I'm to 1337 for antivirus.

(aka I run AVG sometimes.)

I freakin hate programs that run in the background and suck resources, so I tend to only run a scanner every so often. Being smart about where you go and what you open goes a long way too >___>
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Re: So, what antivirus do you use?

Postby Rendakor » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:15 pm

I mostly rely on my NoScript addon for Firefox combined with safe, intelligent browsing. I've also got the free version of Avast, and run Malwarebytes from time to time.
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Re: So, what antivirus do you use?

Postby irriadin » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:03 pm

The reason I like Microsoft Security essentials so much is that it uses little resources and is very unobtrusive. When I used AVG free, it would bug me at times to update to the latest version or try the paid version. MSE just hangs in the background and does its thing quietly, which is exactly what I want.
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Re: So, what antivirus do you use?

Postby aesling » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:42 pm

Avast free version works pretty well for me. I run Malwarebytes and Spybot Search and Destroy on about a weekly basis too, to look for the stuff regular antivirus programs tend to miss.
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