Poll: Do you use Antivirus Software

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by basskiddanny, Mar 14, 2007.

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Do you use anti-virus software on your PC

  1. No, I'm too smart to get infected with a virus

    24 vote(s)
    10.5%
  2. No, Virus protection is useful but it slows down my computer way too much

    16 vote(s)
    7.0%
  3. Yes, I use a free solution (Such as Avast)

    117 vote(s)
    51.1%
  4. Yes, I pay for my anti-virus software and subscription

    49 vote(s)
    21.4%
  5. Yes, I'm crazy and use Norton!

    23 vote(s)
    10.0%
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  1. basskiddanny

    basskiddanny Notebook Evangelist

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    Hi All,

    Just a small poll to see how many people here actively use virus protection software, and whether or not they pay for a subscription service or use a free solution!

    Feel free to post comments on the reasons behind your choice.

    Thanks,

    Daniel
     
  2. Greg

    Greg Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I'm using Norton, but only because I had long standing subscription that doesn't end until later this year. I kind of like NIS2007 though...it grows on you and so far my PC hasn't slowed down.
     
  3. qohelet

    qohelet Senior Member

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    "Yes, I'm crazy and use Norton!"- this is indeed a crazy option.LOL

    i used paid version of antivir.
     
  4. Sucka

    Sucka Notebook Consultant

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    I don't use AV software. If i were to get infected, i would just wipe it clean anyways. Call it luck, or smartness, but i haven't had a virus yet.
     
  5. qohelet

    qohelet Senior Member

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    if i can remember it correctly, IKOVAC also doesn't use antivir... for me i just cannot imagine myself surfing the web without antivir...:rolleyes:
     
  6. neosenate

    neosenate Notebook Geek

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    I use the free version of AVG - appears to work great since I've been infection free since I put the computer together.
     
  7. rbdesign

    rbdesign Notebook Consultant NBR Reviewer

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    I don't see how you can surf the web without an antivirus. With everybody trying to steal your identity and things like that, I prefer not to take chances. Especially since there's some viruses that install themselves and just do "nothing". They should send bits and pieces of data once in a while and you really don't notice it. So you could be infected and loosing your private data and not know about it!

    I had my identity stolen a few years ago (not from computer use) and it was a nightmare. I prefer to be safe than sorry, but that's just me.
     
  8. Lysander

    Lysander AFK, raid time.

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    I don't use any anti virus software.
     
  9. Rager

    Rager Notebook Guru

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    (98SE) I used TrendMicro as packaged with Fix-It Utilities 5. Then it went obsolete.

    I have Fix-It suite7 now, with Trendmicro. I was a couple of years without any av, this is a single user desktop. But run Adaware and Spybot.

    I don't have anything on my XP machines yet. I may go free.

    In any event anything I run av-wise is always background, scan on demand.
     
  10. System64

    System64 Windows 7 x64

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    I use AVG free for my laptop. But seriously i never experienced a virus before...want to try it.:D
     
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