Which AV you all use?

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by T-ravisty, Jul 18, 2012.

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  1. Dain54

    Dain54 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have been using Kaspersky internet security for the last three years and have had no issues whatsoever in regards to resource usage and footprint. It's also really cheap on amazon if you order a physical copy.
     
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    Azeroth Notebook Consultant

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    Norton Internet Security. I know there are lot of people that are anti-Symantec, but I've been using it consistently the last few years and its been solid.

    On my gaming machine i had MSE, but a recent windows update (not a virus) corrupted it, and so I replaced it with Norton Internet Security as well.
     
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    misterhobbs Notebook Evangelist

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    I've been running MSE and Windows Defender (with Windows 8 now) on both my gaming rig and portable rig for years now and have never had a corruption issue. Can you elaborate? I've always used MSE because it's lightweight, free, and effective, but if there are serious issues that a paid program like Symantec overcomes, I'm interested in switching. In my opinion, however, the best anti-virus-malware-whatever is using common sense. Using good judgement should be your primary defense and an antivirus program should be your backup if you've had a lapse in judgement or drank one too many.
     
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    roxshot Notebook Guru

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    I've been really happy with Avast! Free.
     
  5. TruckinGTI

    TruckinGTI Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have used several in the past years from Bitdefender, Avast, AVG, and Kaspersky. NO real complaints with any of them, but for the past year and a half I have used Norton 360. I love it and think I will be sticking with it from now on.....

    Truckin

    (As you can tell I like to try different things :cool: )
     
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    frenchieman Newbie

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    Bitdefender on my work computer and Vipre on my home computer. Never had CPU spikes with either.
     
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    MadHater Notebook Deity

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    I suppose it depends mainly on how you use the computer and surf the internet. Making the sane choices while browsing online will save you better than any antivirus.
     
  8. Xaan

    Xaan Notebook Enthusiast

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    MSE + Malwarebytes for manual scans, never any problems
     
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    fayer Newbie

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    ESET NOD32 or AVAST Free Antivirus
     
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    Gandalf_The_Grey Notebook Evangelist

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    At the moment using ESET NOD32 AV coupled with Microsoft EMET and HitmanPro.Alert 2.5 with CryptoGard.
     
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