Antivirus Poll - 2013 (October - December)

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Antivirus Poll - 2013 (October - December) ***Multiple Choice

Poll closed Jan 23, 2014.
  1. Ad-Aware

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  2. Avast

    44 vote(s)
    25.3%
  3. AVG

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  4. Avira

    13 vote(s)
    7.5%
  5. BitDefender

    12 vote(s)
    6.9%
  6. BullGuard

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  7. Baidau

    4 vote(s)
    2.3%
  8. Clam

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Comodo

    12 vote(s)
    6.9%
  10. Dr. Web

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Emisoft AntiMalware

    21 vote(s)
    12.1%
  12. eScan

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  13. Fortinet

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  14. F-Prot

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  15. F-Secure

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  16. G-Data

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  17. Ikarus

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  18. Kaspersky

    13 vote(s)
    7.5%
  19. Kingsoft

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. McAfee

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. MSE

    14 vote(s)
    8.0%
  22. NOD32

    24 vote(s)
    13.8%
  23. Norton/Symantec

    9 vote(s)
    5.2%
  24. Outpost Pro

    4 vote(s)
    2.3%
  25. Panda

    7 vote(s)
    4.0%
  26. Qihoo 360

    8 vote(s)
    4.6%
  27. Roboscan

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  28. Sophos

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  29. TrendMicro

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  30. TrustPort

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  31. Vipre

    3 vote(s)
    1.7%
  32. WSA

    33 vote(s)
    19.0%
  33. ZoneAlarm

    3 vote(s)
    1.7%
  34. None

    20 vote(s)
    11.5%
  35. Other

    6 vote(s)
    3.4%
  36. I don't want to participate in this poll

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
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  1. Firecat

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    AVG (paid) on all my machines. I think I'm going to stop testing other products altogether - I have been testing products on and off and AVG is the one whose license I have consistently renewed for the last seven or so years. I am, however, giving an eye to Lavasoft Ad-Aware and ZoneAlarm Antivirus, but both have not yet convinced me to switch.

    I also have a license for eScan, a product I use on and off, for which I have a nostalgic curiosity. I used to use PC Tools Internet Security, but my business with Symantec has pretty much ended the day they decided to discontinue that range of products.
     
  2. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

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    Eset all the way
     
  3. FreddyFreeloader

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    Avast 9 Internet Security.
     
  4. ams963

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    I'd suggest you to try WSA before stopping testing other products altogether. You would be impressed.;)
     
  5. mattdocs12345

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    I would do the same. If a specific AV works for you for many years than I would not switch. Especially from a known and well regarded company such as AVG which is more than likely will continue to provide a good product.
     
  6. Noob

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    I used to try lots of security software too but i have settled for EAM + OA since a few years ago. :D
     
  7. wolfrun

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    Tried some and now using none. (what's in my signature)
     
  8. Overkill

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    I voted for Avast, NOD32 & Emsisoft
     
  9. SouthPark

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    avast! on my Windows laptop, none on my Linux laptop.
     
  10. Behold Eck

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    Yes indeedy. There`s a lot of BitDefender`s there as well.:argh:
     
  11. The Red Moon

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    I voted for ESET.It has a clear interface and system impact is zero.its a smooth runner with no issues and simply works.
     
  12. Behold Eck

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    One very satisfied customer.

    Runs light and it got good results in the latest VB tests. Actually some reviewers gave it a favourable review (if somewhat begrudgingly).

    So why not give it a go?
     
  13. jadinolf

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    Good-bye avast! and hello NOD 32 :)
     
  14. Alexhousek

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    Goodbye Avast and hello WSA Internet Security.
     
  15. ProTruckDriver

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    WSA Complete on all computers. :D
     
  16. starcraft

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    Advanced SystemCare Ultimate, my friend shared the key with me. :p
     
  17. Noob

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    What engines does it use?
     
  18. ams963

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    Bitdefender AV and Iobit AM engine.
     
  19. Securon

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    Good Morning! Triple Layer Cake...Lol! WSA Security Plus...EAM...Outpost Firewall...Y'all! Sincerely...Securon
     
  20. roger_m

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    I'm using Ashampoo Anti-Virus right now, but will probably switch to Baidu soon.
     
  21. Osaban

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    Since 2004 I had Norton, Kaspersky, Eset, and now Avira. I’m still with Avira as it is light on my system, detection has always been excellent with/without internet connection, no FPs, and last but not least the price is right.
     
  22. imdb

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    just noticed jmonge uses ashampoo av, too, and asked him how its real world performance was. he said he didn't have the chance to test it so far. what is your opinion of ashampoo av's real world performance. haven't seen much ashampoo user around the net.
     
  23. roger_m

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    On the whole it is very light. But there are spikes in CPU use when you launch a program. For example, when I launch Task Manager there is a spike in CPU use for a few seconds.

    Edit: If you are referring to detection rate, I haven't tested that, but it should be excellent with the two engines, and it also has a basic HIPS component too.
     
  24. imdb

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    spike in cpu use when task manager launched? sounds odd.
    but thanks for the info. :thumb:

    do you know if it uses its own av engine and a third party engine (i see that you mention of two engines) or both are 3rd party engines?
     
  25. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    I haven't checked, but I presume it will be the same when launching any program. As Task Manager is actually a program (taskmgr.exe) which is loaded whenever you open task manager.

    Just the 3rd party engines.
     
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