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. Unicron

    Unicron Notebook Enthusiast

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    Norton Internet Security 2007.

    Has no visible effect on my machine (apart from protecting me from Viri and other nasties).

    Now, where's my "crazy person" badge. :p


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  2. Cammerv8

    Cammerv8 Notebook Consultant

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    well i use avast pro as my main AV, then backit up with spybot search and destroy and adware pro, when i do a full sistem scan y put mi flashdrive and run nod32 portable XD i just love to se everything where it should be.

    VIRUS FTW. if they can surpass that shield omg thats a hell of a virus!!!
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  3. Apollo13

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    Norton Internet Security 2006. Doesn't slow down my machine as far as I can tell, except when it's doing a system scan of course! And so far it's caught one trojan, so it's doing its job. A friend of mine got his computer entirely messed up with a virus, so I'm not going to be foolhardy enough to not use antivirus anytime soon.

    The only problem is on startup it tends to get locked in a CPU resource battle with Zone Alarm Pro (version 6.54 or 7, just upgraded hoping the problem would go away). Takes a long time to go away, and from what I've found Googling the problem is well-known and there's no known solution. So when I leave for college, I'm going to make sure I don't use both at the same time.

    From what I've heard though, McAffee is much worse than Norton.
     
  4. dicecca112

    dicecca112 Notebook Consultant

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    AntiVir is what I use. I don't keep it running though. I just turn on all the services once a month, and then have it scan. Haven't had a virus in over 5yrs though
     
  5. Lil Mayz

    Lil Mayz Notebook Deity

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    Your PC is as good as dead without AV software.

    Luckily I managed to install Sophos AV from my college network, so I don't have to use crappy free solutions.
     
  6. kappa.squared

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    I use AVG Free Edition and have ClamWin installed just in case it would catch something that AVG doesn't. I've never been infected with a virus though, heh.
     
  7. sharp65

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    I guess you could say it's free, I get McCafee for free from comcast.
     
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