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Stopped using anti-virus software 9 years ago, aside from the occasional manual scan executables. Stopped getting viruses. Stopped having weird Windows issues that are just as damaging as viruses.

They're annoying, intrusive, spammy, and resource hogs. I suspect that they might sometimes compromise critical windows files. I think programmers will first seek to exploit the vulnerabilities of the AV software instead of the operating system itself. I would.

Plenty of people will disagree with me, but my PC experience has been phenomenal from the day I got rid of all my AV software. Hard to argue with those results.

This all day. I run Bitdefender Free now though just because it's super lightweight and they don't bug you at all about anything, other than signing up after 30 days, then that's all.
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I just use Free Avast along with Malwarebytes. So far so good.
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I just use Free Avast along with Malwarebytes. So far so good.
Same setup here, it's worked great for me for years. I might've stopped using Avast if it weren't for infected websites running malicious scripts, I used to get the occasional pop-up from Avast blocking malicious scripts. With my Lubuntu install I only use ClamAV as a standalone scanner like Malwarebytes Free, just in case I want to check.
 
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post #24 of 45
Anyone using panda antivirus?

Seems ok so far.
post #25 of 45
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Originally Posted by Mookster View Post

Stopped using anti-virus software 9 years ago, aside from the occasional manual scan executables. Stopped getting viruses. Stopped having weird Windows issues that are just as damaging as viruses.

They're annoying, intrusive, spammy, and resource hogs. I suspect that they might sometimes compromise critical windows files. I think programmers will first seek to exploit the vulnerabilities of the AV software instead of the operating system itself. I would.

Plenty of people will disagree with me, but my PC experience has been phenomenal from the day I got rid of all my AV software. Hard to argue with those results.

Stopped using any AV software ever since Windows Vista, best decision of my life.
post #26 of 45
Avast!
Best there is. And free. Although I paid for mine to support them
post #27 of 45
Lol
Entire State of Nevada Government uses Symantec for AV.
Glad I don't work in their IT anymore.
post #28 of 45
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Anyone using panda antivirus?

Seems ok so far.

I think Panda is better than Avast, I get far fewer false positives.

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Anybody using Emsisoft?

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post #30 of 45
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Click bait. Fixed and nothing to see here. Move along.

I think the point is that these AV packages can cause more problems than they solve.
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