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What AntiVirus\Malware Programs do you use?
« on: December 21, 2011, 01:51:14 PM »
What the title says.
What AV programs have you used and what do you think of them?
What do you prefer to use most?
What do you recommend for free AV protection?

I like Malware Bytes and Eset Nod32 Smart Security.
But if I had to go with free active protection I would say
Spybot Search and Destroy and Microsoft security essentials

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Re: What AntiVirus\Malware Programs do you use?
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2011, 02:33:13 PM »
avast! Antivirus.

on most computers I work on, though, I do MSE because its free and decent...

I used to use AVG, before it became nearly pure ads. I also used to use Spybot, but that's now a desperate times only tool. Reason is that it takes way too much memory, and constantly is preventing or double checking every single change, be it something simple as a color change or an uninstallation...Good thing? Sometimes, but not at the memory cost and not when avast! can detect the things that matter (like the viruses even entering the computer. I'd rather it not even get on than get told every move it makes <_>)
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Re: What AntiVirus\Malware Programs do you use?
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2011, 02:55:12 PM »
avast! Antivirus.

on most computers I work on, though, I do MSE because its free and decent...

I used to use AVG, before it became nearly pure ads. I also used to use Spybot, but that's now a desperate times only tool. Reason is that it takes way too much memory, and constantly is preventing or double checking every single change, be it something simple as a color change or an uninstallation...Good thing? Sometimes, but not at the memory cost and not when avast! can detect the things that matter (like the viruses even entering the computer. I'd rather it not even get on than get told every move it makes <_>)
Quite true. I use Avast!, and I haven't had a virus in I don't know how long.
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Re: What AntiVirus\Malware Programs do you use?
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2011, 04:03:29 PM »
I've been using Avast! for half a year to a year now, and haven't had any problems. I rather like it actually, as the only time it ever bugs you is when the engine itself needs an update.
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Re: What AntiVirus\Malware Programs do you use?
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2011, 06:27:00 PM »
I use MSE for solid antivirus work, but it's always great to have Malwarebytes' and Spybot on hand for extra security. Malwarebytes only runs when you open the program, and I think if you turn off Teatimer on Spybot it does the same, so you can have an antivirus running constantly and extra malware software ready when you need it.
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Re: What AntiVirus\Malware Programs do you use?
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011, 07:46:11 PM »
- What AV programs have you used and what do you think of them?
McAfee, Norton, Malwarebytes, TrendMicro, AVG (home and enterprise), Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Proteciton. I'm pretty indifferent to the bunch of them with the exception of AVG. AVG was my first run-in with freebie AVs so I thought it was cool until I actually got a virus. I'm now on the AVG is a POS bandwagon.

- What do you prefer to use most?
None. OSX, woot. I know my boyfriend still uses avast! because it shouts at us in a pirate accent a few times a week. I <3 avast! just for this.

- What do you recommend for free AV protection?
Usually avast! but now I'm leaning towards MSE due to it being a bit less cumbersome. (Working on a personal PC project, just installed MSE.)

If you're interested in reading about what AVs are out there, this is a cool read: http://www.av-comparatives.org/en/comparativesreviews/summary-reports
« Last Edit: December 21, 2011, 07:52:50 PM by brain candy »

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Re: What AntiVirus\Malware Programs do you use?
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2011, 04:58:47 PM »
I use MSE only. A great lightweight program. I used to use AVG, but then it became miserable.

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Re: What AntiVirus\Malware Programs do you use?
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2011, 01:42:06 AM »
I use whatever Xbolt installed. Which is MSE. XD

Dad uses Avast! and I don't know if he's just unlucky or what, but he has a history of getting viruses on his computers... Which is especially bad when it's a work laptop.
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