View Poll Results: What security software do you use?

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  • Avast

    14 16.67%
  • AVG

    10 11.90%
  • Bitdefender

    4 4.76%
  • Bullguard

    1 1.19%
  • ESET

    3 3.57%
  • Kaspersky

    14 16.67%
  • McAfee

    2 2.38%
  • Microsoft

    24 28.57%
  • Norton / Symantec

    5 5.95%
  • None

    7 8.33%
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    Re: What security software do you use?

    MS Security Essentials and Malwarebytes in combination for me, do a manual scan with both when I feel it may be necessary and so far so good, nothing's got past them. I've tried a few of the others mentioned in the poll over the years but didn't like them for various reasons...

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    AVG Free, used it for years now and never had any problems, it runs transparently and doesnt hog resources.

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    Using AVG atm. Previously used MSE because it seemed to simple and effective (and not a resource hog). But had some weird issues lately and ran AVG and it caught 2 trojans.... un-installed MSE right away.

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    As others have mentioned MSE (Defender on 8.1) and regular scans with malwarebytes

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    I've used different ones over the years. for a long time Norton was the default, but they stuffed it up with the awful 2006 version or thereabouts. Know people who still use it, it's got better again, but not sure on its footprint these days. For a while it was a bit of a resource hog.

    Tried McAfee - nothing but misery there. Avoid at all costs IMO.

    Zonelabs did ok but they botched a version a year or so ago and machine wouldn't remember custom settings.

    Kaspersky I've experienced in 4 different generations on machines over the past 7 years. It could sometimes be difficult to find out what the heck it is doing, though the last time I used it it had got a lot better (more sensible settings by default) than it was back in say 2008.

    Am watching this thread with interest! I just don't trust leaving a machine on MS for too long. Maybe I'm too used to the mantra of independent AV+Firewall the college used to insist on back when I was a student

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    Ms defender built in to windows 8.1 plus superantispyware and malwarebytes.
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    Another one not on the list - I use F-Secure

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    Used Kaspersky for 3 years then went over to McAfee which I have been using for 2 years and which I have been very happy with.

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    What are peoples thoughts on Avast, I have it installed on my laptop and frankly I hate it. Seems to have such an impact on startup time. Just glad I never use my laptop anymore

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    It looks like MSE has lost a lot of ground over the last year or two. I've tried Norton and McAfee as of recent and personally prefer Norton.

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    I'm using MSE but I am thinking about either Kaspersky if I can still get it free through my Bank or ESET as the AV is based on the Nod32 engine.

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    My Linux server uses Clam AV and various security measures to provide authentication and intruder detection services. (Fail2ban, SASL, SSH) I also run two levels of firewall,protection, one on the gateway and one on the server itself.

    I use Clam X av on OSX and MSE on my windows machine. The best protection is monitoring system logs and being very circumspect about opening e mails.
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    Re: What security software do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by James @ Scan View Post
    Scan is always looking for improve the range of products we offer to customers. If you could answer this brief poll it would be really appreciated.

    If you also have time to post why you bought/selected the software that you do use that would be really great.

    Thanks in advance
    I know this is an old thread but i use Comodo Internet Security (free version) and Malwarebytes

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    I use Norton internet security for firewall and daily scans along with Malwarebyte free scanner which I use once a month

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by g8ina View Post
    AVG Free, used it for years now and never had any problems, it runs transparently and doesnt hog resources.
    Same reasons here. Used since v4 - it doesn't annoy you with constant popups or information. All I want my AV to do is warn me when serious and update in the background!
    Has enough features in free to keep me happy.

    The only one I'd ever pay for as a complement is Malwarebytes Antimalware. Although I keep threatening to buy it I never get round to it, which is stupid because a single licence supports 3 PC's for all of £18


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    Re: What security software do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flash477 View Post
    Another one not on the list - I use F-Secure
    That was the first anti virus i started with, i use Mcafee now though, also thinking of upgrading to one of those new bitdefender boxes, but its had mixed reviews.

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