View Poll Results: Which Windows AV product do you use AT HOME, and why?

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  • I don't use AV - I don't need it

    6 7.14%
  • Free - AntiVir

    2 2.38%
  • Free - Avast!

    7 8.33%
  • Free - AVG 6

    20 23.81%
  • Free - AVG 7 Beta

    17 20.24%
  • Norton

    14 16.67%
  • Norman

    0 0%
  • PC-Cillin

    5 5.95%
  • Other FREE AV (please specify)

    0 0%
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    13 15.48%
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    Kaspersky anti virus for me not the prettiest interface but its an ace scanner. Used to use panda but when my licence ran out i get kaspersky instead

    before that had McAfee...but McAfee is so full of holes that its not worth using...absolutely the worst scanner ive ever had installed, even that avg thing [which is average] is better than mcAfee...

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    i've been using fix-it utilities for ages without any trouble
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    i have avg and norton installed cant really notice any slowing down with both running.

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    AVG 6 ere, I only use it to scan downloaded files from kazaa ...
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    Cool Micro Trend Security

    Paid £36 for the whole Suite. Also known as PC cillin. Firewall and anti-virus. Very configurable and was recommended by family. No reason to complain

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    ESET NOD32 - proven year on year best performance + detection. So good, that even Dell use them on their SAN's as the scanner is so damn efficient and accurate.

    Very cheap too.

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    F-Prot Antivirus, 1 process, just 1Mb of memory.
    To err is human. To really foul things up ... you need a computer.

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    http://www.hackfix.org/miscfix/icons-av-A_M.shtml

    should make for interesting reading, for AVG fans...

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    I use AVG7 paid for version, mainly because work pays for it. Otherwise I have used AVG free ver & Avast.
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    Was on NAV 2003 Pro but recently tried Kaspersky and haven't looked back lot less resource hungry than the piggy of NAV is!
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    AVG free here - its not bloaty and does the trick.

    As with anything , you are only as good as your last update
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    Avg 6 free and A squared here but also use panda activescan for a second opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex
    http://www.hackfix.org/miscfix/icons-av-A_M.shtml

    should make for interesting reading, for AVG fans...
    A lot of Trojans are not classed as Viruses IIRC which would account for a lot ?

    example ( from the Antidote website - one of the "100%" versions. )

    Accurate Virus Check
    The program equips with the same anti-virus mechanism we use in the standard products and it will detect viruses, trojans, worms, backdoors and other malwares.

    Note: This program offers only the virus detection.
    I'm starting to see some bias in the results - was the free version of antidote sed ?

    why wasn't AVG 7 tested in those tests ?

    I've personally seen AVG pickup malware that an equivilent NAV install missed.

    I guess its all subjective and down to personal preference. I would expect that most people are only ever exposed to the "infamous" worms and viruses and that some of the lesser known trojans with a distribution lower than an outer hebredian new paper.

    Have you any more sources to back that data up ?
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    The way in which i use my machine am starting to see that i don't need the av sw on it.

    My email is scanned on the email server where i pick it up. All bulk mail is sent to a spam folder for me to check out and then delete if i don't need it.

    My personal fw happens to be sygate which has done it's job very well but then my routers fw is doing the job too so no wonder nothing gets by it tbh.

    In all the years in using computers i have not once suffed a virus attack and that was even when i was not running any anti virus.

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    I found using sygate as well as a router my pc was actually less secure, on it's own it worked fine but together not so good.

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