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What Anti-virus do you use ?

Discussion in 'Polling Station' started by Jakamoko, Feb 14, 2004.

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Which Anti-virus software do you use ?

  1. None

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  2. Other

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  3. Sophos

    50.0%
  4. PC-cillin

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  5. AVG6

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  6. McAfee

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  7. Norton

    50.0%
  1. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    I'll start this off with the Main Players, but any other suggestions will be added to the Poll.

    Personally, I have never been let down by Grisoft AVG6 - updates constantly, and never once been caught out. Oh, and its FREE :D
     
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  2. flex22

    flex22 Gigabyte Poster

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    PC-cillin I think it's called, on my computer

    On my laptop I use an online virus scanner, which can be found here

    And it's free :!:

    Thanks :!:

    Edit: Just realised that aint an anti-virus, but rather a virus scanner.I'll check out AVG, cheers.
     
  3. Phil
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    Phil Gigabyte Poster

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    I use AVG as well, best bit of freeware I have.
     
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  4. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    I use Sophos. Only because we use it at work and i can copy the disk :!: :!: :!:
     
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  5. SimonV

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    Norton for me, has been for as long as I've had a PC. :D
     
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  6. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    None please do not use a computer ever again?
    I didnt have a Virus checker for about 6 years and didnt get so much as a computer cold let alone a worm or trojan, it's not about your anti virus software (no worms and such are released before there are blocks for them) its about the likely hood of you not realising you just executed one on you system

    I Use Norton Anti Virus Corporate Edition now across my network, as I have public upload areas on my FTP and dont like to get caught out
     
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  7. flex22

    flex22 Gigabyte Poster

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    Must say I know of people who ahven't got anti-virus, including ymself at one time, but I never got anything either.
    I use XP's firewall on my laptop, and although people professing that it's no good, why should I lsiten to that.It's working ok for me.

    Thanks :!:
     
  8. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Woops - there goes me shooting off my opinions again :oops:

    @Phoenix - apologies if I've caused offence by the last option - I don't doubt that until recently, one would be fairly safe to run without any AV. Just that these days, especially as there is more Press / Media coverage to be gained by launching a successful virus, then I would suggets it is increasingly unwise to go online without up to date protection :cry:

    However, I'll alter the options accordingly :oops:

    EDIT Due to me making a complete @rse of editing the Poll options, could you all vote again, please ? :oops:
     
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  9. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    No arse made
    i was just pointing out thats its that virus checkers can rarely combat a new worm until a patch has been released, the problem is uneducated users or a simple mistake by those who are fortunate enough to be computer literate

    a virus checker can only help combat alredy existing virus', the media ofcourse doesnt help a thing with its usual inaccurate reports of what a virus does/can do etc, educating users would be more useful :)

    it takes an educated user not to be infected, not a well protected machine
    remember, even the most protected of machines can still have harm done to it by its administrator
     
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  10. wizard

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    I voted other because I'm using AVG7. :)
     
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  11. Sandy

    Sandy Ex-Member

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    As I have been locked in a server room for 3 days does this mean I get to vote twice? 8)
     
  12. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    :oops: Erm, yes, because it will be your original vote again.
     
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  13. nugget
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    I use AVG6 at home and Symantec Anti Virus Corporate Edition at work.
     
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