Anti-Virus Poll - 2008 (Jul - Dec)

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Anti-Virus Poll - 2008 (Jul - Dec)

  1. Avast

    37 vote(s)
    12.7%
  2. AVG

    15 vote(s)
    5.2%
  3. Avira/AntiVir

    81 vote(s)
    27.8%
  4. Bitdefender

    8 vote(s)
    2.7%
  5. ClamAV

    3 vote(s)
    1.0%
  6. Command

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Comodo

    3 vote(s)
    1.0%
  8. CA (Computer Associates)

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  9. Dr. Web

    15 vote(s)
    5.2%
  10. eScan

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Fortinet

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. F-Prot

    6 vote(s)
    2.1%
  13. F-Secure

    4 vote(s)
    1.4%
  14. G Data

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  15. Kaspersky

    66 vote(s)
    22.7%
  16. McAfee

    11 vote(s)
    3.8%
  17. NOD32

    74 vote(s)
    25.4%
  18. Norman

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

    30 vote(s)
    10.3%
  20. Panda

    4 vote(s)
    1.4%
  21. Prevx

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  22. Rising

    8 vote(s)
    2.7%
  23. Sophos

    2 vote(s)
    0.7%
  24. Trend Micro/Pc-cillin

    4 vote(s)
    1.4%
  25. TrustPort

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  26. VBA32

    2 vote(s)
    0.7%
  27. VIPRE (SunBelt)

    6 vote(s)
    2.1%
  28. Windows Live OneCare

    3 vote(s)
    1.0%
  29. Other (please specify)

    3 vote(s)
    1.0%
  30. None

    15 vote(s)
    5.2%
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  1. InfinityAz

    InfinityAz Registered Member

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    You can select multiple items.

    Here are the top five AVs from the Jan - Jun 2008 poll (number of votes after the hyphen).

    1. NOD32 - 91
    2. Avira/Antivir - 66
    3. Kaspersky - 40
    4. Avast - 32
    5. Norton/Symantec - 18
     
  2. computer geek

    computer geek Registered Member

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    Mcafee, rising.
     
  3. HURST

    HURST Registered Member

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    None.
     
  4. Dark Shadow

    Dark Shadow Registered Member

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    If I deceide to keep AV full time It most likely will be kAV 2009.
     
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  5. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    None real time, just an occasonal scan with DrWeb CureIt.
     
  6. Threedog

    Threedog Registered Member

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    I only voted for 1 so I voted Dr Web but I also use Prevx 2.0 along with it.
     
  7. Osaban

    Osaban Registered Member

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    Most of the time without an AV. When I need one it is always Avira.
     
  8. tipstir

    tipstir Registered Member

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    PC Tools Anti-Virus (free) missing from the list above.. Found more hidden danger than the trusty NOD32 or F-Prot did or did remove it. I've tried all what you have listed for years since the first one for DOS back in the day.
     
  9. BrysonB

    BrysonB Registered Member

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    Avast active, Avira/AntiVir on demand (just in case). I just haven't been able to give up on anti-virus software yet. :doubt:
     
  10. rarebeast

    rarebeast Registered Member

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    A while ago I couldn't get rid of a rootkit so I tried plenty of AV's some of them including Nod32 & Kaspersky but they could not get rid of the rootkit and I finally tried Avast and it got rid of it.... GO AVAST!
     
  11. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

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    Although it seems they are not as numerous as once were, the biggest asset of any AV in my book is one that can most successfully then others "CLEAN" infected files made inaffective by file infector viruses.

    As far as Rootkits, they are really a piece of cake and it should be easy once identified supporting files are located to pull them out and/or disengage their drivers by unhooking them from the SSDT Table, sometimes hidden where i hope AV's have the proper tools to surface them. I always had more trouble trying to find those pesty hidden Dll's to unregister them, and always remember to look in the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root for their LEGACY entries because they are almost always locked in by PERMISSIONS that have to be manually changed to FULL CONTROL under ALLOW.
     
  12. the Tester

    the Tester Registered Member

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    Using Avira free here.
     
  13. blacknight

    blacknight Registered Member

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    Kaspersky obviously. :D
     
  14. Sjoeii

    Sjoeii Registered Member

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    Kaspersky
     
  15. mata7

    mata7 Registered Member

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    none dont need AV
     
  16. Long View

    Long View Registered Member

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  17. pykko

    pykko Registered Member

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    Avira AntiVir. :D
     
  18. The_1337

    The_1337 Registered Member

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    Bitdefender
     
  19. Ohmy

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    Why is Avast in a slump?
    There use to be a lot of vote for Avast.
    o_O
     
  20. WilliamP

    WilliamP Registered Member

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    I have used NOD32 for years. With version 3 I had to go to Avira on two computers. CPU would stay at 100%.
     
  21. PiCo

    PiCo Registered Member

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    Dr.WEB happy user for about 4 months. I find it to be the best av for MY needs, that is light, light and.. light!
     
  22. deanmartin

    deanmartin Registered Member

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    Even though im not using it on either of my PCs, its always in my top 3 Trusted AVs ;)
     
  23. the_sly_dog

    the_sly_dog Registered Member

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    Kaspersky Security suite 8 and symantec on laptop other desktop eset security suite
     
  24. norman6810

    norman6810 Registered Member

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    Avira AntiVir,Kaspersky,NOD32,and Micropoint.
     
  25. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    McAfee on both currently but the Acer will likely soon get AVG 8.
     
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