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Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by greenbrucelee, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    What Anti virus do you use on your home computer?

    Do you use a free one or a paid one.

    Is a paid for one better or does it keep peace of mind in case of a breach?

    I use anti vir as my antivirus and its the free version but I am looking for one thats a faster scanner, something that does not slow my system down and something that isn't too intrusive.

    I was interested in the article MrCheeks posted yesterday about NOD32, I may have a look at it in more depth.
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    Trend Micro, paid, 5-user license.

    Actually, this year it's not paid... their sales reps gave me a freebie when I tried their enterprise version out on my last employer's network. :)

    Is a paid one "better"? Not necessarily. That said... if something goes wrong... what kind of support do you think you will get from an AV company to whom who you have paid nothing? ;)
     
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  3. Fergal1982

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    I use AVG. Free on my old desktop, Pro on my new.

    Use nada on the Linux box. :biggrin
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    At work we use Panda Enterprise edition and for my home PC - Panda 2008 as we're licenced for it :)

    -ken
     
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    AVG free on one laptop, Kaspersky on my main lappy.
     
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    Am using the free Avira antivirus and find it quite fast in scanning and not too intrusive either.
     
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  7. greenbrucelee
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    thats what I have I think its ok on the scanning but as soon as there is an update it is really slow in downloading even if its a small file and it slows my system a lot.
     
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    So far I have not noticed any anomalities but would keep an eye open to see if this does happen on my PC.
     
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  9. nXPLOSi

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    I use McAfee at home, never had any problems so can't complain!
     
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    NOD32 at home and work.

    Hmm that's a surprise
     
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  11. Stoney

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    Snap!!

    I actually got my company to roll out NOD32 after I had been using it at home. It instantly picked up stuff Norton had missed and I haven't had one complaint of systems hanging or slowing down at startup since.
     
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  12. greenbrucelee
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    NOD32 is looking more attractive all the time, but should just get anti virus or the full security suite?
     
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    NOD32 and home. Haven't tried the full suite because I use it with Zonealarm.
     
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    Hey geenbrucelee i see your from carlisle :) I used to live there but move away 5 months ago. NOD32 i ues for antivirus and for a firewall zonealarm as you can get it free. Find it dont take up much of your computer Processes and i'v had no virirus at all in the year i'v had it not like mcafee as it run a lot of my computer time when booting up and missed some virus to.
     
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    Running NOD32 at home and work.
     
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    Snap and snap :D
     
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  17. greenbrucelee
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    Where about did you used to live?

    and yes its still sh** up here :blink
     
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    NOD32 at home, NOD32 and Sophos at work.
     
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  19. greenbrucelee
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    am now getting very interested in NOD32
     
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    any reason why kaspersky is not very popular? i always thought it was quite good AV software
     
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