How many anti virus have you tried out before choosing

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  1. Dark Shadow

    Dark Shadow Registered Member

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    I have tried 12 antivirus and the only ones I like Nod32 2.7 / F-prot / Bitdefnder/ avast Free / and F-secure.I wish I only found one I liked it would have been easier to decide.I am currently using nod32 2.7 and bitdefender on other pc My favorite was Avast but I just do not Feel that secure with it.But the updating Was fantastic.
     
  2. cupez80

    cupez80 Registered Member

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    i've tried symantec,mcafee,trend micro,AVG,Avast,Bit defender,F-prot,NOd32,Kaspersky and finally decided to take Kaspersky & NOD32 :D
     
  3. Miyagi

    Miyagi Registered Member

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    Tried many and my ultimate decision was the RELATIONSHIP factor. :) Relation = Trust
     
  4. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    tried pretty much most of them, however.....

    as soon as i tried drweb, i purchased a 3yr.

    it wasnt really a hard decision, just a few days on trial.
     
  5. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    I only tried Norton, McAfee, and the ZA suite before discovering NOD32.

    I sometimes trial different AV but I usually end up coming back to NOD32 :p
     
  6. ankupan

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    I tried

    Norton
    McaFee
    Bitdefender
    AVG
    Kaspersky
    NOD32
    Avira
    Trendmicro

    now I have installed ESS on my desktop and KIS on my laptop.
     
  7. Graystoke

    Graystoke Registered Member

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    Norton
    McAfee
    Kaspersky
    BullGuard
    OneCare
    Avira
    EZ eTrust
    Bitdefender
    NOD32
    Dr.Web
    Blink
    AVG
    Panda
    F-Prot
    F-Secure
    GData
    Avast
    Trend Micro

    I'm sure I'm forgetting a couple. :cautious: Settled on Bitdefender IS 2008....Hopefully no more changes for a long while. :D

    EDIT........Just remembered a few more. :)
     
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  8. fce

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    norton (~1.5yr)
    avg (~1yr.)
    mcafee (~3mos)
    pccillin (~3yrs)
    nod32 (20days)
    kaspersky (7mos. and counting....)
     
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  9. herbalist

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    I don't even want to guess how many different versions I've tried. At one time, I never had less than 3 AVs installed. These included AntiVir, AVG, BitDefender, Avast, Norton, F-Prot, Mcafee, Clam Win, and probably others I can't think of right now. Can't remember if I tried NOD32 or if it didn't work on my system back then.

    In the end, I chose not to use an AV, a decision I don't regret and doubt I ever will.
    Rick
     
  10. HURST

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    F-prot (back in DOS days)
    Norton
    McAfee
    Avast Free and Pro
    BitDefender
    NOD32
     
  11. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    Norton
    Bit Defender
    Avast Home
    Avira Premium
    Nod 32
    F-Secure
    F-Prot
    Kaspersky
     
  12. Sjoeii

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    I tried several:
    BitDefender
    Trend
    dr Web
    Nod32
    ESS
    Norton IS
    Norton 360
    Avira
    Avast
    Gdata
    BullGuard
    F-Secure
    Kaspersky
    AVG
    Outpost SS
    Panda

    But I sticked with one ;)
     
  13. Macstorm

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    CA's eTrust (yeah i was drunk then :D )
    nod32
    f-secure
    avira
    bitdefender
    kaspersky
    gdata
     
  14. zfactor

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    lol prob all of them

    nod
    panda
    avira
    nortons 2007 / 2008
    mcafee
    f-secure
    dr web
    birdefender 10 and 2008
    trend micro
    ca etrust
    avg
    avast
    ikarus
    among others
    im currently using kis7 and have bought lic for it.. i like it (for now lol)
     
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  15. starter15

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    SEP11
    ESET ESS
    KIS
    Trend Micro Suite
    Bitdefender Suite
    NIS2007
    Norton360
    Avira Premium
    Avira Classic
    NOD32 2.7
    Avast!
    ZA Suite
     
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  16. xandros

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    1- kaspersky antivirus
    2- kaspersky internet security
    3- nod32
    4- eset smart security
    5- avira antivir free
    6- avira antivir premuim
    7-avira antivir security suite
    8- zonealarm security suite
    9- bitdefender antivirus
    10- bitdefender pro
    11- bitdefender total security
    12- mcafee antivirus
    13- mcafee internet security
    14- avast free
    15- avast pro
    16- norton antivirus
    17- norton internet security
    18- comodo antivirus
    19- f-secure clinet
    20- f-secure pro
    21- f-secure internet security
    22- panda internet security
    23- panda antivirus
    24- trend micro internet security
    25- trend micro antivirus
    26- outpost security suite
    27- arcavir
    28- windows onecare
    29- ashampoo antivirus
    30- avg free
    31- avg pro
    32- avg antimaleware
    33- avg internet security
    34- dr web
    35- f-port
    36- trust port

    now im using ksapersky internet security on my pc
    and another pc i use avira antivir premium with comodo firewall pro

    thanx
     
  17. Arup

    Arup Guest

    Tried out most, Nod, KAV, Dr. Web, BD, Norton and I settled for Avira and Avast.
     
  18. Niels

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    I have tried 3 anti-viruses: Norton,Panda and BitDefender. I still have BitDefender installed on 2 computers and that already 2 years.
     
  19. Firecat

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    I tried the following products:

    Norton (~2 years)
    McAfee (~1 year)
    PC-cillin (~1 year)
    eScan (~1.5 years)
    Kaspersky (~3 days :p)
    BitDefender (~1.5 years)
    VirusChaser (~2 months)
    Dr.Web (~2 months)
    AVG Anti-Malware/Internet Security (~1 year)
    F-Secure (current, and loving it :D)
     
  20. Big Apple

    Big Apple Frequent Poster

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    Tried everything.......

    No. 1 choice: was .......Nod32 (waiting for the proper release v. 3.0)
    No. 2 Dr. Web running now .........just great!
    No. 3 Avg Pro, very light and well established product.
    N0. 4 Norton AV 2008, feels very good, but expensive.
     
  21. Xenophobe

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    I've tried pretty much everything, and still can't find something I'm completely satisfied with. Right now I'm running Avira Premium Security.
     
  22. Brent Hutto

    Brent Hutto Registered Member

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    In recent weeks I have used trial versions of several security suites rather than AV programs. IIRC, it was the following list:

    Kaspersky 7
    Norton IS 2008
    BitDefender 2008
    OneCare 2.0
    [EDIT] Oh yeah, Panda too.

    and in the past I had also used Zone Alarm firewall with some sort of standalone virus checker but I'm drawing a blank on which one. [EDIT] It was F-Prot. I've also mess about with some behavior checkers (TF, Prevx, etc.) and I use Sandboxie.

    I ended up with Norton Internet Suite 2008 which at the beginning was the presumptive choice because I knew it was reliable and ran quietly on my machines. Mostly I had hoped to find something cheaper that worked as quietly and as well. In the end I just coughed up the $60/year because each of the others had some minor nitpicky issue that made it less desirable.
     
  23. BG

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    Tried:
    AVG
    Norton
    Bit Defender
    Avast Home
    Avira Premium
    Nod 32
    F-Secure
    F-Prot
    Kaspersky

    over a 20+yr period settled on Symantec Endpoint (for now).

    forgot Dr. Solomon, and Reliable Anti Virus!
     
  24. JasSolo

    JasSolo Registered Member

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    Have tried TONS. Have licenses for LOTS.
    Settled, for the moment, with SEP 11 on my laptop, and ESS on my desktop :D
     
  25. computer geek

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    If this is in rankings, it is just so not true!:mad:
     
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