Antivirus Poll 2017

Discussion in 'polls' started by Minimalist, Mar 26, 2017.

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Which AV/IS are you using?

  1. Avast

    11 vote(s)
    5.9%
  2. AVG

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. AVIRA

    4 vote(s)
    2.2%
  4. BitDefender

    8 vote(s)
    4.3%
  5. Comodo

    3 vote(s)
    1.6%
  6. Clamwin

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  7. Dr. Web

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Emsisoft

    16 vote(s)
    8.6%
  9. ESET

    18 vote(s)
    9.7%
  10. F-Secure

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  11. Fortinet

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  12. G DATA

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  13. Kaspersky

    17 vote(s)
    9.2%
  14. Malwarebytes

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  15. McAfee

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  16. Microsoft (WD/MSE)

    35 vote(s)
    18.9%
  17. Panda

    7 vote(s)
    3.8%
  18. Qihoo

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  19. Sophos

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  20. Symantec / Norton

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  21. Trend Micro

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. TrustPort

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. Vipre

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  24. Webroot

    13 vote(s)
    7.0%
  25. Other

    4 vote(s)
    2.2%
  26. On-demand scanners only

    7 vote(s)
    3.8%
  27. None

    28 vote(s)
    15.1%
  1. snerd

    snerd Registered Member

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    Testing the new Sophos Home Premium beta that has Hitman Pro integrated into it. Liking it a LOT so far!
     
  2. safeguy

    safeguy Registered Member

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    WD on Win10...but only because it's there and it performs reasonably well. Otherwise, none.
     
  3. SouthPark

    SouthPark Registered Member

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    Posts:
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    Location:
    USA
    Webroot (free, offered by my bank) because it runs much lighter than MSE on my low-RAM laptop.
     
  4. Trooper

    Trooper Registered Member

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    Posts:
    4,021
    KIS 2018
     
  5. atunis5804

    atunis5804 Registered Member

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    43
    I use Avira as primary, plus Glasswire, SecureAPlus, Malwarebytes anti-exploit, McShield, Ransomefree, and AppCheck - all simultaneously. Never had a problem - no maleware gets thru. Check out the latest review from AV-Comparatives - Avira scored Highest.
     
  6. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

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    Location:
    Among the gum trees
    This prodigal son has returned to Norton. Some weird connection issues (such as MB 3 not updating at times) only occurring on the machine with Avast installed has forced my hand.

    ... Monitoring.
     
  7. Brian N

    Brian N Registered Member

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    Posts:
    2,174
    Location:
    Denmark
    First time in over 10 years that I'm using an antivirus .. I went with KAV.
     
  8. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    Location:
    Slovenia
    As middle of year approaches I thought that intermediate results could be taken.

    So far (only?) 137 member has cast their vote.

    Results so far:
    26 - no real-time protection (20 no AV whatsoever + 6 on-demand scanners only)
    25 - Microsoft (WD + MSE)
    15 - Emsisoft
    11 - Eset
    11 - Webroot
    10 - Avast
    9 - Kaspersky
    7 - Panda
    6 - BitDefender
    4 - Avira
    2 - Quihoo
    2 - Symantec / Norton
    2 - Other
    1 - Comodo
    1 - F-Secure
    1 - G Data
    1 - Malwarebytes
    1 - McAfee
    1 - Sophos
    1 - Vipre

    Let's hope we get more votes till the end of a year :)
     
  9. Turing Doenitz

    Turing Doenitz Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2013
    Posts:
    31
    Location:
    Australia
     
  10. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    Location:
    Slovenia
  11. Firecat

    Firecat Registered Member

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    8,087
    Location:
    The land of no identity :D
    AVG and BullGuard. That includes around 7 computers and 3 android devices. Don't find anything else that fits as good for all the family. :)
     
  12. PEllis

    PEllis Registered Member

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    Aug 25, 2016
    Posts:
    248
    Location:
    Australia
    Right now, I'm using adaware antivirus pro on both of my computers.
     
  13. Hadron

    Hadron Registered Member

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    It's interesting to see that the leading votes are for either Microsoft's built-in antivirus or none.
    A lot of smart people on here.

    With a small amount of common sense, you'll never need an antivirus on the latter Microsoft operating systems. And your computer will love you for it.
    But some people like to kill their computers with kindness and bog them down with all sorts of unnecessary resource hogging crap.
     
  14. amico81

    amico81 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2017
    Posts:
    58
    Location:
    Germany
    My tested AV's this year:

    - Bullguard IS ( very light)
    - Trend Micro IS ( market leader for years, strong and nice GUI)
    - Gdata AV ( heavy system impact , with tweaks light)
    - Avast free ( light too but terrible laggy gui. Strong protection with tweaks)
     
  15. rollers

    rollers Registered Member

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    469
    I've put mine down as "other" as am using Cylance
    Very light and don't have to worry about the latest signatures or zero days
     
  16. Behold Eck

    Behold Eck Registered Member

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    Aug 23, 2013
    Posts:
    529
    Location:
    The Outer Limits
    Other, Immunet Cloud AV v5 (Clam AV disabled).

    Incredibly light

    Regards Eck:)
     
  17. NAMOR

    NAMOR Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2004
    Posts:
    1,528
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    My only computer these days belongs to my employer who deploys McAfee Enterprise.
     
  18. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

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    Location:
    Parallel Universe
    I use Webroot SecureAnywhere AV. It is very light and not intrusive.
     
  19. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Sep 21, 2003
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    Location:
    SW. Oklahoma
    After using probably every antimalware software available over the last few decades I have settled on BullGuard. it is light and informative and very effective. I don't believe you can go wrong using it.
     
  20. rollers

    rollers Registered Member

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    Sep 13, 2004
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    469
    Back to WD for me, doing very well of late and light as a feather
     
  21. kronckew

    kronckew Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2006
    Posts:
    266
    Location:
    CSA Consulate, Glos., UK
    After the demise of Outpost, I tried most Internet Security Solutions, Inc. the 'free two years' KIS they gave us, dropped KIS fairly quick, hated the interface, tried many, and settled on Bullguard Internet Security. I have 692 days left before expiry.
     
  22. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    Location:
    Slovenia
    I switched to Kaspersky and I like it so far. No problems (as in previous tests) encountered.
     
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