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. digmor crusher

    digmor crusher Registered Member

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    Its the anitvirus poll, not the " do you use an anitvirus poll". "None" should be off the list.
     
  2. Minimalist

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    I think it's a good option. This way we can see how many don't use any AV. I don't see a problem here.
     
  3. Sampei Nihira

    Sampei Nihira Registered Member

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    I voted for None.
     
  4. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    Because then it would not be an accurate poll. For the record None is always in the top three position, so it definitely says something, especially on Wilders.
     
  5. InfinityAz

    InfinityAz Registered Member

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    Plus, it depends on how you approach the poll. It doesn't ask "What's your favorite AV" or "What AV do you use", it simply says Antivirus Poll and either or both questions could apply.
     
  6. Nanobot

    Nanobot Registered Member

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    None, waste of cpu/ram & money for the paid ones, they transmit personal data plus they offer little to no protection (or a false sense of security which is worse IMO) these days, basically ALL (without a single exception) the AV products are snake oils, at best.
     
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  7. guest

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    I think I've presented it wrong. Let me try it again: What if one considers Sandboxie as an antivirus? It does block virus. :D
     
  8. Behold Eck

    Behold Eck Registered Member

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    Dont vote.

    Regards Eck:)
     
  9. Behold Eck

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    But if you really really had to use one which one would you choose ?

    See now you can vote without the none option.;)

    Regards Eck:)
     
  10. FreddyFreeloader

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    Avast Free set to Hardened Mode - Aggressive.
    Other computer - Bitdefender IS.
     
  11. pegr

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    Still none, because I don't have to, and I don't use one, which is what I thought the poll was trying to determine.

    I think it is more representative if everybody gets a chance to vote according to what they are currently doing, rather than excluding some people from voting at all.
     
  12. Behold Eck

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    Fair enough.

    Regards Eck:)
     
  13. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    I think None is a valid option. I voted Other and None. The anti-virus (actually part of a suite) I use is not listed so Other applies. I also voted None because I don't use an anti-virus in all systems. My Other vote is in post #20.
     
  14. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    Not at all. I have been quite busy and I have also drifted away into the blackhole of the Linux world. Im glad you picked up the ball.
    I voted for Panda on Windows and None on Linux.
     
  15. guest

    guest Guest

    I was kind of wondering if it would be taken as an unethical cheap move by taking over the poll without permission, but you know how important this poll is in my point of view. Well yeah, maybe I'm taking internet forums too seriously, but still... :p
     
  16. AaLF

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    I went AVIRA. Silence is golden.
     
  17. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    I've recently gone Panda Free on my laptop. I first used the Panda Cloud on its initial release as I desperately needed a light AV with only 1GB RAM. It was the first freeware AV I ever ran. Still with MSE on my x64 desktop.
     
  18. ams963

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    I'm still using WSA. And I think it'll stay in my devices for a long. After all it's the lightest, fastest and most effective av with stellar support. :)
     
  19. The Hammer

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    Avira, and Panda if I were to install a free one.
     
  20. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    I'm still using no antivirus. But, I have tried a few in the last few days, only to uninstall them pretty quickly.
     
  21. ghodgson

    ghodgson Registered Member

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    Not used an AV for about 6 months. Just do on demand scans every week with EEK and MBAM.
     
  22. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

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    KIS 2015 exclusively. This will finally be the year I let all of my other licenses run out without renewing them.
     
  23. Page42

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    Voted for ESET.
    Switched from VIPRE.
    ESET is better... better interface, better detections, has HIPS capabilities, more popular among Wilders members, which means something to me.

    PS - I overlooked voting for MBAM Premium. No going back to change vote.
     
  24. Noob

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    Do i need to say which one i use? :D
     
  25. Minimalist

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    Why are you not using v.9 of EAM? Did you have any problems?
     
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