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Poll Results: Do you use antivirus software?

 
  • 72% (58)
    Yes
  • 27% (22)
    No
80 Total Votes  
post #21 of 58
Yes, Avast here as well. I love the voice also. It makes me think my computer is HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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post #22 of 58
I don't use windows for anything but gaming anymore, so I don't think I need it. My windows computer don't even have internet.
post #23 of 58
after about 2 years of use, i still love my avast and it's saved me a few times crap has tried installing on my computer. Plus that virus database updated sounds tight as hell.
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post #24 of 58
Norton just expired. Without warning by the way. I boot up my PC and bam I have no protection. Well not really. I always have the following on backup.

AVG Free anti-virus
AVG Free anti-rootkit
Spybot Search and Destroy
SuperAntiSpyware Remover
CCleaner
And just loaded Zone Alarm firewall.

My only complaint toward Norton is like others pointed out, its not for power users. Its made for people to install, set and forget. In that regard it performs flawlessly and the latest version NIS 2008 and even 360 got great detection and false positive reviews. With that said I will never use it again.

With Norton installed my resource monitor was using 26% of RAM
With AVG active and Zone Alarm I am down to 21% on 2GB.
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post #25 of 58
I haven't had a virus since I was 8. AVs suck up resources, and savvy people can do without.
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post #26 of 58
Bullguard for me!

I love seeing "An attack has been stopped" pop-up, then gives me their info.

As for Norton, well when a companies best recently released software is a tool that removes it.. well it is just best to avoid.
    
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post #27 of 58
Thread Starter 
ahahaha, now I want to get in on that avast voice update notification...

AVG or AVAST!?
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post #28 of 58
Symantec Corporate Edition.

Yes, the Norton line is crap, but the Corporate client is incredible. Only uses 7Mb of memory, and new definitions are released almost every day. Being on a campus network there are a lot of viruses that like to travel between connections under the firewall, and this has picked up everything. I may get flamed for using a Symantec product, but every multi-national corporation I have worked for all uses Symantec.

Proof of low mem usage:

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post #29 of 58
For people that are all about performance, I'm surprised so many of you use AV bloatware.

If I've said it once, I've said it million times: AV software is pointless, as long as you know what you're downloading. If don't go to sketchy websites, download junk off of Limewire, etc., it's pointless and a waste of resources. I havent used an AV in ages and I've never come across a single virus.

All anyone needs is CCleaner.
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post #30 of 58
I don't use one. I'll take my chances.
    
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