Do you run Real time scanner?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Fuzzfas, Feb 7, 2013.


Do you run realtime scanner?

  1. Yes.

  2. No.

  1. Fuzzfas

    Fuzzfas Registered Member

    Just curious to see what the percentages are.
  2. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

    Yes, I always run one.
  3. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

    Nope. Not running right now.:)
  4. Creer

    Creer Registered Member

    No I don't.
  5. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

    Yup, I have Common Sense enabled at all times ;)
  6. flamerz

    flamerz Registered Member

    haha +1 :)
  7. Dark Shadow

    Dark Shadow Registered Member

    Yes and No.I run RT on windows but not on my OS X.
  8. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

    Yes. Whether real or imagined, they provide a degree of security that I am not (yet) willing to go without. ;)
  9. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

    No, I am not keen to run these kind of useless applications ever again.
  10. blacknight

    blacknight Registered Member

    Not a bad idea explain why useless. Agree that av alone today isn't a good protection, but useless ?
  11. c2d

    c2d Registered Member

    Yes I do
  12. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

    What does AV do? It slows down overall performance and in return gives a false feeling of security. Windows with UAC enabled and a sandboxed browser is more than enough.
  13. Dark Shadow

    Dark Shadow Registered Member

    I disagree that AV is useless and for example my son downloaded some game crap for Xbox and picked up a trojan packed in the mix,Bitdefender sprung in to action and deleted it.However I do agree that sanboxie is more then enough to keep a clean system but just not pratical for all.

    I dont like running them my self and they can make a system sluggish but I have kids and a Anti Virus is a practical solution.I find Bitdefender Anti Virus seems to provide good protection with minimal impact. That said on my Sony Vaio with windows 8, I use Windows Defender only and Norton DNS along windows firewall + Firewall router.
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2013
  14. tomazyk

    tomazyk Guest

    Yes I run real time scanner. ESET NOD's scanner is really light on my system, so I leave it on.
  15. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

    i voted no.

    i hate those things with a passion. ;)

    i haven't run any real-time scanners in about 5 years now.

    i just scan what i download with Hitman Pro and VirusTotal or Jotti's web scanners.

    i got NoScript to fight the Barbarians at the gates.
  16. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

    Yes, I do, especially when I see no hit whatsoever on performance.. why not? :)
  17. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

    I hate to say it but the feeling I get when a person makes a comment like this is that they probably haven't used an AV in a very very long time. Things have changed you see :)
  18. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

    Indeed true, because my avast! real-time doesn't slow my system down at all...good memory consumption, no cpu spikes and the disk I/O is really low.

    Today's antivirus software don't really bloat the system anymore.
  19. The Hammer

    The Hammer Registered Member

    There are exploits that can take take advantage of common sense so you could be in for a rough ride at some point in the future.;)
  20. DBone

    DBone Registered Member

    No realtime scanner, just EXE Radar Pro, with MBAM, Emsisoft Emergency Kit and HMP as ondemand.
  21. bo elam

    bo elam Registered Member

    No real timer. I have a few reasons why I feel better and safer not using one. The most important of those reasons are: 1) I want SBIE to be at its best and for that to be the case, I need to avoid conflicts with other software. The only way to be 100% certain that there is no conflict is by not using anything else along SBIE, 2) By not using an antivirus, I avoid updates or upgrades that can go wrong, all antiviruses have one of those sometimes. Upgrading an AV suffocates me a little.

    I don't see antiviruses as useless, if a computer is shared or if a lot of programs are being installed then certainly a real time antivirus belongs in the computer. This is not my case.

  22. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

    Well, at the moment I am using one. I have UAC disabled - I've always hated it, and have never used any sandboxing programs.

    In the past I've usually had absolutely zero real time protection, and the only security software I've used has been Malwrebytes for very occasional scans.
  23. Krysis

    Krysis Registered Member

    Yes I do - so long as it doesn't cause any conflicts, nor is 'heavy' on my system/s.
  24. jo3blac1

    jo3blac1 Registered Member

    MBAM Pro real time. No AV.
  25. safeguy

    safeguy Registered Member

    No I don't but I'm not against them. They have their place and value.