Antivirus Poll (August - December 2014)

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Antivirus Poll (August - December 2014)

Poll closed Dec 27, 2014.
  1. Ad-Aware

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Avast!

    13 vote(s)
    9.4%
  3. AVG

    2 vote(s)
    1.4%
  4. Avira

    16 vote(s)
    11.5%
  5. Baidu

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  6. Bitdefender

    10 vote(s)
    7.2%
  7. BullGuard

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Comodo

    7 vote(s)
    5.0%
  9. Dr. Web

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Emsisoft

    14 vote(s)
    10.1%
  11. ESET

    26 vote(s)
    18.7%
  12. Fortinet

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. F-Secure

    3 vote(s)
    2.2%
  14. G-Data

    3 vote(s)
    2.2%
  15. Ikarus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Immunet

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Kaspersky

    6 vote(s)
    4.3%
  18. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Pro

    15 vote(s)
    10.8%
  19. McAfee

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  20. Microsoft Security Essentials/Windows Defender

    12 vote(s)
    8.6%
  21. Norton/Symantec

    10 vote(s)
    7.2%
  22. Panda

    11 vote(s)
    7.9%
  23. Qihu 360

    4 vote(s)
    2.9%
  24. Trend Micro

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  25. Vipre

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  26. Webroot

    13 vote(s)
    9.4%
  27. Other

    2 vote(s)
    1.4%
  28. None

    24 vote(s)
    17.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. guest

    guest Guest

    Hopefully Matt won't hate me for this. :(

    Antivirus Poll - 2014 (January - June)

    Results:

    1st place
    ESET (20.8% or 43 votes)

    2nd place
    Avast! and Webroot (14.5% or 30 votes)

    3rd place
    Emsisoft and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Pro (13.5% or 28 votes)

    Special mention
    None (15.9% or 33 votes)


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    FAQs

    Q: What's the purpose of this thread?
    A: As you might have known the "A vs B" and "What is the best" type of questions have been banned for antivirus software in this forum. This periodic poll can summarise the preferences of our forum members in a harmless manner.

    Q: Can I vote for more than one option?
    A: Sure. This is a multiple choice poll.

    Q: I see some of the options from the previous poll have been removed. Why?
    A: It was on purpose. I only include big players because I want to make this poll to be more efficient and not scaring off or confusing voters with overwhelming numbers of option. Not to mention there's a limit for the numbers of option you can include. Sue me.

    Q: Is the poll only applicable for antivirus software that I'm currently using?
    A: No. You can vote for antivirus software you are currently using as well as antivirus software you have used in the past that impressed you.

    Q: I want to vote but my choice is not available in the poll options.
    A: Please select the "Other" option. If you find it necessary you can also mention your favourite product in your post.

    Q: I don't use antivirus software, but I am using Sandboxie. Where should I vote?
    A: Please select the "None" option if you are not using antivirus software and prefer the non mainstream approaches.

    Q: What kind of products covered in this poll?
    A: This poll covers free, pro/advanced, security suite and even enterprise antivirus products. Please note that this poll doesn't cover mobile antivirus since there has been a dedicated poll for that here.

    Q: I'm not using Windows operating system, can I still vote?
    A: Since there was no complain in the previous poll, you can still vote even if you're on non Windows operating system. As long as it's still relevant to this poll topic which is about antivirus software.
     
  2. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Does this poll cover on-demand scanners? Let's say someone is using MBAM Free only, does he vote for MBAM Pro, Other, or None?
     
  3. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    I voted for None. I only use OD scanners.
     
  4. Umbra

    Umbra Registered Member

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    Symantec (endpoint solutions for corporation) should be separated from Norton (for home users) even if they share the same signature database they are different products. Just my opinion.
     
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  5. pegr

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    I voted none. I prefer to rely on a combination of light virtualization and policy restriction, and just use scanners on-demand.
     
  6. ArchiveX

    ArchiveX Registered Member

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    None; just on-demand scanners.
     
  7. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    Since there are none on-demand AV only vendor listed, I guess this poll is covering real-time AVs only.
     
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  8. Overkill

    Overkill Registered Member

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    ESET ofcourse :thumb:
     
  9. jadinolf

    jadinolf Registered Member

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    ESET NOD32.

    Been using it on all of my computers since June of 2013 and don't plan on changing.
     
  10. guest

    guest Guest

    That's what I wanted to ask for inputs. Should on-demand scanners and online analysis services be included into consideration? As for the current poll, it's only for real-time AVs. If your AV is only on-demand and has no real-time protection capability, please select "None". The "Other" option is for the less well known AVs, AV clones and the likes which are not listed in the poll option but still comparable to other AVs listed above.

    But they are made by the same company, aren't they? I see no point in separating them to be honest.
     
  11. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

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    Defender (Windows) & None (Linux).
     
  12. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Still Avast then, unless they really plummet.
     
  13. wolfrun

    wolfrun Registered Member

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    Voted for MBAM. Currently using MBAM 1.75 pro.
     
  14. digmor crusher

    digmor crusher Registered Member

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    Emsisoft here.
     
  15. InfinityAz

    InfinityAz Registered Member

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    ESET and Avira (when I want to install a free AV).
     
  16. puff-m-d

    puff-m-d Registered Member

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    Hello,

    ESET SS here as always :thumb: ...
     
  17. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    Xp desktop = None (HIPS + Light Virtualization)
    Android = Eset
    Wife's Laptop = Eset Smart Security
     
  18. Osaban

    Osaban Registered Member

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    Avira: Excellent detection, very light system impact, great value one license for all home computers, and last but not least free version with APC...
     
  19. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    None as always for both realtime and ondemand. I decide, if I want to get infected or not. :cautious:
    Hope not, I just love polls, I could spend the whole day just voting. :D
     
  20. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    Other - Outpost
     
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  21. Behold Eck

    Behold Eck Registered Member

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    Why is there always a "none" option when it`s an AV poll ?

    Just vote for your fav AV.

    Regards Eck:)
     
  22. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    I voted BitDefender (IS) & Emsisoft. Was happy for 2yrs with EAM paid & OA free. But it's strictly a price move on my part. I paid ~$14 for 2yrs of EAM (boxed copies fleabay). Cheapest I found EAM now is $22 for 1yr (boxed copy fleabay). So I'm on the free 9mo trial of BIS which after 2wks I like. Too bad my extra BIS trial serials exp on 08/17/2014 if not installed. Scored a NIB 3pc 2yr BIS for $3 (where else) so in 8 1/2mo I'll use that probably.
     
  23. bo elam

    bo elam Registered Member

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    No real time AV since Dec 2010, no on demand antimalware since Dec 2011.:cool:

    If I was to use an AV, I would probably go with Windows defender.

    Bo
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2014
  24. guest

    guest Guest

    What if one has no favourite? :D
     
  25. pegr

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    Because some of us aren't using one. :)
     
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