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So, What antivirus software do you have on your PCs?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Haroon Mustafa, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. Haroon Mustafa

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    Pretty straight forward, what antivirus do you use?
    Why?


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  2. SimonD

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    Actually I don't.. I have one machine that I used for downloads that has Avast on it, I also use Avast on my wifes one but on my main rig I don't use anything.
     
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  3. Haroon Mustafa

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    Reall?! I don't have anything on their now bubut, I use products like a youtube to mp3 converter.

    I download it from CNET

    How is your computer going without software? Considering what you use your rig for.
     
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  4. SimonD

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    As long as you're careful what and where you download from you're going to be fine.

    I haven't had a virus infection (touch wood) in years, if I doubt the authenticity of a file I download it on my management rig (I have a management rig and a gaming rig).

    Why tie up a high performance gaming rig with AV software or anything else that will slow it down?
     
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  5. Haroon Mustafa

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    I see, well unlike you i don't have money for PCs. If only i could use Cities Skylines in game cash in my life.......

    The PC i have i use for everything, its almost my family's PCs. We have many laptops, but sometimes their practicality is not convenient...

    I was thinking of going for Bull Guard, but it occurred to me i am sensible when downloading files, i don't click the "you can win 500 grand with this software" links. My family tend to use it for word processing - using a desk,.keyboard in fine position and a straight back on a chair.

    But am i tying up my PC like this?
     
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  6. zxspectrum

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    I use windows defender, and im careful were i get my stuff from. If i think that my laptop is running slow after a scan, ill use panda online lice scan, for free.

    As for Cnet, I avoid that as i have downloaded stuff in the past and got infected. So just be careful. Windows defender does a decent enough job, but everyone will have their own opinion etc

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  7. reverb

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    I use Avira. It's a bit annoying though as there is a splash screen sometimes but I can live with it :)

    I'm quite careful generally anyway.
     
  8. SimonV

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    Personally I don't use any on my own computers and never have, I'm always careful what I click or download and usually use a vm to tryout a download as to not 'bog down' my actual working system.

    A shared machine would be a good idea to install something and have used avg and Sophos in the past.
     
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  9. Juelz

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    AVG and spyware terminator free editions.
     
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  10. Sparky
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    ESET here. Not sure why just downloading a file is the only virus risk mentioned above :)
     
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  11. wagnerk
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    I use SCEP2012 with MalwareBytes :)
     
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  12. mojorisin

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    AVG free for me and never had a problem with it
     
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  13. Haroon Mustafa

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    Cool,

    I use CNet for all the popular download's like IMGBURN some of the software they host is pathetic and looks shoddy from the look. I stay away from any other page apart from the one with the best votes and most downloads.

    I am thinking of using Avast, but there is always too much going on i hate it!
     
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  14. Haroon Mustafa

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    That is true but the riskiest thing i do is download things from the web. Apart from that i don't do much PC does not do much else virus attractive!
     
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  15. Haroon Mustafa

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    True! Sophos is great, use it at work! Costs a ton though
     
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  16. Haroon Mustafa

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    Ah, that is what i don't want! Slapshing stuff. Also, i hate Norton, A lady will pop up and say "Have you had a scan today" it was so annoying
     
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  17. wagnerk
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    We used to use Sophos at our place a few years ago, however we found that it slowed the machines down. Moved over to Panda (the speed increase of the PC's were noticeable, now SCEP - very light weight (we use this with SCCM) :)
     
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  18. Haroon Mustafa

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    That's probably something to note! We have replacing to many hard drives with SSD. But then again there are a few factors we have to consider before blaming Sophos lol
     
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  19. Apexes

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    I've not used any since Win7 - just had windows defender enabled, never had an issue
     
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  20. Haroon Mustafa

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    Does Windows 8.1 have WBD?
     
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