Anti-Virus Poll - 2008 (Jan - Jun)

Discussion in 'polls' started by InfinityAz, Jan 5, 2008.

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Which Anti-Virus do you use?

  1. AVG

    12 vote(s)
    4.6%
  2. Avast

    32 vote(s)
    12.3%
  3. Avira/AntiVir

    67 vote(s)
    25.7%
  4. Bitdefender

    6 vote(s)
    2.3%
  5. ClamAV

    3 vote(s)
    1.1%
  6. Comodo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Computer Associates

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  8. Dr. Web

    13 vote(s)
    5.0%
  9. eScan

    2 vote(s)
    0.8%
  10. Fortinet

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  11. F-Prot

    7 vote(s)
    2.7%
  12. F-Secure

    6 vote(s)
    2.3%
  13. G Data

    2 vote(s)
    0.8%
  14. Ikarus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Kaspersky

    40 vote(s)
    15.3%
  16. McAfee

    6 vote(s)
    2.3%
  17. NOD32

    89 vote(s)
    34.1%
  18. Norman

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Norton/Symantec

    18 vote(s)
    6.9%
  20. Panda

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  21. Pc-cillin/Trend Micro

    4 vote(s)
    1.5%
  22. PcTools

    4 vote(s)
    1.5%
  23. Prevx

    4 vote(s)
    1.5%
  24. Sophos

    3 vote(s)
    1.1%
  25. TrustPort

    4 vote(s)
    1.5%
  26. VBA32

    2 vote(s)
    0.8%
  27. VirusBuster

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  28. Windows Live OneCare

    3 vote(s)
    1.1%
  29. Other (please specify)

    2 vote(s)
    0.8%
  30. None

    15 vote(s)
    5.7%
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  1. InfinityAz

    InfinityAz Registered Member

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    You can select multiple items.

    Why Jan - Jun? Since we can only vote once, can't change our selections, and we often change security software during the year, I thought it appropriate to do two polls, one through June and one through the end of the year.

    Here are the top five AVs from the 2007 poll (number of votes after the hyphen).

    1. NOD32 - 208
    2. Avira/Antivir - 110
    3. Kaspersky - 97
    4. Avast - 57
    5. AVG - 45
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2008
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    Im currently trialing Dr.Web. Like you said though, I might change later.
     
  3. Antarctica

    Antarctica Registered Member

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    Currently own a licence for Antivir which will end in a couple of months. Right now I am trialing Avast free as I don't feel the need for a paid AV with my actual Security
     
  4. Osaban

    Osaban Registered Member

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    None here. So far no regrets.
     
  5. jrmhng

    jrmhng Registered Member

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    Is prevx really an AV? I thought it was more of a smart behavior blocker.
     
  6. Bio-Hazard

    Bio-Hazard Registered Member

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    At the moment i am using Avira because i wasnt very happy with NOD 2.7 or 3!
     
  7. Eldar

    Eldar Registered Member

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    Using ESS on Vista and KIS 7.0 on my XP.
    Both are running :thumb:
     
  8. pykko

    pykko Registered Member

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    Avira here... I am using for 8 months and I'm planning not to change it soon. :p
    Great antivirus with good detection rates and low system impact.
     
  9. ahriman

    ahriman Registered Member

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    AVG (+ firewall) on spouse's laptop, NOD32 v2.7 on Vista x64, Antivir on XP Pro x86.
     
  10. Tommy

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    Switched from NOD to Avira and i am very happy :)
     
  11. AaLF

    AaLF Registered Member

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    I voted for NoD32 (v2). I've been there, tried this, and that, and nothing feels as snug as 'old RedEye', (2.7).:cool:
     
  12. Brian N

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    Scrapped NOD, new version is horrible. AntiVir is working great so I'm using that.
     
  13. OHM

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    New version of NOD32 works perferct for me.
    I didn't know Antivir was so popular.
    Is it the free version or the paid version that is popular?
     
  14. Stephen2_Aus

    Stephen2_Aus Registered Member

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    No Anti Virus.

    Running:
    ProSecurity
    SandboxIE
    Outpost Pro 4
    Firefox w/ various extensions

    Have never been more secure!
     
  15. ASpace

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    Of course any free version will be more popular than a paid version - it's free.
     
  16. cet

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    I am using the paid version of Antivir.
     
  17. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    Took advantage of the free 6 month trial of Avira AntiVir Premium and glad I did.
    So far very happy with it. :D
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2008
  18. Gizzy

    Gizzy Registered Member

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    I've been using avira thanks to the previous 6 month license give away and now I renewed my license with the new 6 month license give away :)
     
  19. polyglory

    polyglory Registered Member

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    I use AVG 7.5 and Firewall and Prevx.

    Both coming up for renewal, I shall be sticking with AVG, not sure on Prevx yet.
     
  20. john3347

    john3347 Registered Member

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    I was a McAfee user for several years and just got tired of spending the money that they raked in when free protection was available. I now have AVG on all my computers (6; 5 XP and 1 Vista). I tried Avast and had some issues with it and just could not get it configured to work as smoothly as AVG.
     
  21. WSFuser

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    Can I change my choice...6 months is still too long :p

    Recently switched to AVG Anti-Malware.
     
  22. forty

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    Avira paid cleaned up what nod left.
     
  23. HorizonFell

    HorizonFell Registered Member

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    Nod32.

    I've not used any other AV, and honestly need something that will clean up the most nasties with the least false positives. Made a fun chart with AV-Comparatives data, and made my decision from there.
     
  24. Jadda

    Jadda Registered Member

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    Norton here. :) But I'm considering Avira Premium free for 6 moths, just to try it out. But I'm very pleased with Norton.
     
  25. jrmhng

    jrmhng Registered Member

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    I had NOD32 but switched to Avira Premium for the free 6 months.
     
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