Antivirus Poll - 2009 (Jan - Jun)

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Antivirus Poll - 2009 (Jan - Jun)

  1. Avast

    34 vote(s)
    12.2%
  2. AVG

    20 vote(s)
    7.2%
  3. Avira/AntiVir

    86 vote(s)
    30.9%
  4. Bitdefender

    6 vote(s)
    2.2%
  5. ClamAV

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Comodo

    7 vote(s)
    2.5%
  7. Computer Associates

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. DriveSentry

    6 vote(s)
    2.2%
  9. Dr. Web

    15 vote(s)
    5.4%
  10. F-Prot

    3 vote(s)
    1.1%
  11. F-Secure

    4 vote(s)
    1.4%
  12. G Data

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Ikarus

    3 vote(s)
    1.1%
  14. Kaspersky

    39 vote(s)
    14.0%
  15. McAfee

    2 vote(s)
    0.7%
  16. NOD32

    62 vote(s)
    22.3%
  17. Norton/Symantec

    36 vote(s)
    12.9%
  18. Panda

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  19. PcTools

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  20. Prevx

    8 vote(s)
    2.9%
  21. Rising

    4 vote(s)
    1.4%
  22. Sophos

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  23. Trend Micro

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  24. TrustPort

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  25. Twister Anti-TrojanVirus

    13 vote(s)
    4.7%
  26. VBA32

    2 vote(s)
    0.7%
  27. VIPRE

    3 vote(s)
    1.1%
  28. Windows Live OneCare

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  29. Other (please specify)

    2 vote(s)
    0.7%
  30. None

    20 vote(s)
    7.2%
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  1. InfinityAz

    InfinityAz Registered Member

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    Which antiviruses are you running? You can select multiple items.

    Results from 2008:

    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
    Top five AVs from the Jul - Dec 2008 poll

    1. Avira/Antivir - 89
    2. NOD32 - 80
    3. Kaspersky - 68
    4. Avast - 42
    5. Norton/Symantec - 32
     
  2. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

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    I'm confused why this isn't performed after June, considering it's not June yet people will change AV's. We just did the 2008 poll so the results will be exact same.

    edit: I'm also a little confused why your statistics don't match the ones in the actual poll thread.
     
  3. crofttk

    crofttk Registered Member

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    As of January 1, 2009:

    NIS2009 on 3 desktops & 3 laptops
    DriveSentry trialling on 1 laptop.
     
  4. InfinityAz

    InfinityAz Registered Member

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    There are two polls, one Jan-Jun and one Jul-Dec. Since people often switch, this gives a better indication of what they are running (plus you can't change your vote after you do vote).

    Additionally, this poll allows multiple selections (e.g., multiple systems, on demand, etc.). Because you can select multiple items the results won't be the same and some people don't like to have their votes identified with their name.
     
  5. the Tester

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    As of now, Avira free.
     
  6. virtumonde

    virtumonde Registered Member

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    Avira free,Dr Web (told that i wait for gui but it works good so i didn't wait),and KIS on work PC.
    The change was buying a new PC which as of now is protected by the Doctor :)
     
  7. noone_particular

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    None. Stopped using AVs and all other anti- software in early 2006. Haven't missed them.
     
  8. Creer

    Creer Registered Member

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    So what do u use now? You don't have any security software?
     
  9. colinp

    colinp Registered Member

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    On windows (xp sp3), Avast. It's free and it works and have been running it for several years. However, I also have xp set as a LUA, SRP, and running SuRun.

    Colin
     
  10. noone_particular

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    I use a default-deny security policy enforced by SSM, Kerio 2.1.5, and Proxomitron. The necessary system components and user software are whitelisted as are their allowed activities. Everything else is blocked. It's much more efficient to maintain a list of 50-100 executables/processes that are allowed than it is to keep tract of half million bits of malicious code that you don't want to allow.
     
  11. TechOutsider

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    What about gray-zone executables?
     
  12. noone_particular

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    I'm not familiar with that term. What exactly is a "gray zone"? Can you give me an example of a specific executable?
     
  13. chrisretusn

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  14. blacknight

    blacknight Registered Member

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    I had KIS until last Juin, but I don't like KIS 2009, so I installed CIS. His av must grow, ya, but his HIPS is very good, and I use also SSM; I trust in the two HIPS to ...help the av if needed.
     
  15. Relentless

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    Avira/AntiVir
     
  16. Mongol

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    Avira Premium here...:thumb: :cool:
     
  17. 20571

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    Avira and avast! are the ones I have.
     
  18. Cloudcroft

    Cloudcroft Registered Member

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    NIS 2009 on XP desktop and Vista notebook.
     
  19. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    i can't understand why avira is better then kaspersky and nod32

    kaspersky has the better virii and malware detection, don't know how i can compare to avira(sure a great av)
     
  20. randomjester

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    Kaspersky. Excellent protection which is always top rated. In comparison tests, it's always in the top 5, if not the top 3. I think it has the best features and usability.
    I've trailed both Avira & NAV 2009; they may have just as good of protection as Kaspersky, but they don't match the features and usability.
     
  21. Astech

    Astech Registered Member

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    I know that in test some get a better rating, but I have been using Kaspersky for a long time and it didn't let me down yet.
     
  22. mantra

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    sorry what is xp set as a lua?
    srp and surun?
     
  23. AaLF

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    I trialled Avira & thought it was a bit 'trigger-happy'. I'm settled with NOD. But looking at those stats, for sure ESET's transmutation from v2 to v3 hurt severely.
     
  24. progress

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    AVG & Avira ;)
     
  25. Osaban

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    I have Avira premium and Avira personal, very happy so far, although they have been only active when I plug in USB flash drives from other people. I've never had a single alert from the internet or Gmail. I also like Nod32 (which was also active with USB flash drives). IMO Avira, at the moment, is detecting more than Nod, and it is cheaper. These are the two companies that I will consider in the future for my machines.
     
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