View Poll Results: What security software do you use?

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  • Avast

    14 15.73%
  • AVG

    10 11.24%
  • Bitdefender

    4 4.49%
  • Bullguard

    1 1.12%
  • ESET

    5 5.62%
  • Kaspersky

    15 16.85%
  • McAfee

    2 2.25%
  • Microsoft

    26 29.21%
  • Norton / Symantec

    5 5.62%
  • None

    7 7.87%
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    What security software do you use?

    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

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    Kaspersky, get it free from the bank. Did a bit of research and decided top go with it over MSE, have used most of the free options in the past, but would normally recommend MSE or Avast due to my experience with them.

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    Same as Flibb, Kaspersky because I get it free from the bank, however I did buy Bitdefender in the past due to really good test results but found it had a serious problem with it locking the PC up after it did a idle time scan.
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    Re: What security software do you use?

    MSE here.

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    Kaspersky internet security.
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    Re: What security software do you use?

    Currently Kaspersky as it come free with mobo, usually AVG Free.

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    AVG, KIS, MBAM, Avast, depends on which computer and the Operating System and person involved.

    avast caused blue screens on this computer (one in 'my system'), mums has avast on because she doesn't like the look of AVG, KIS is on another computer. MBAM is on all of them.
    depends on what type of security on what computer.

    main one is AVG though so that's what I ticked on the poll.

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    Currently using Avast since I did a quick google and it seemed to be 'better' than the new AVG. Don't always have any security software (went a year+ without any before realising and it scanned ok when I did get some) But I figure I may as well, no real downside.

    Obviously using the free version though

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    you missed zonelabs off that list, not that i use them anymore, but some might

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    MSSE. Free and doesn't clutter my machine up.

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    Kaspersky pure v3.0 and malwarebytes

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    you missed zonelabs off that list, not that i use them anymore, but some might
    Unfortunately polls on Hexus are limited to a maximum of 10 options so I couldn't list every brand.

    Thanks for your input though and to everybody else so far.

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    Avast free, Spybot and Malwarebytes. Unfortunately from the point of view of Scan I have never thought it necessary to buy security software. That said an all in one solution that stopped my elderly parents clicking OK and installing every toolbar known to man would be attractive -ideally a one off payment type programme rather than a subscription though.

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    I've been using MS Security Essentials for the last couple of years with no issues yet .

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    Bullguard on the one and the other trend micro.

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    Re: What security software do you use?

    MSE for moi
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