What Anti-virus are you using... free or paid?

Discussion in 'polls' started by sweater, Dec 29, 2005.

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What Anti-virus are you using, FREE version or PAID version?

  1. Using the FREE version Anti-virus

    39 vote(s)
    21.0%
  2. Using the PAID version Anti-virus

    139 vote(s)
    74.7%
  3. Not using any Anti-virus

    8 vote(s)
    4.3%
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  1. sweater

    sweater Registered Member

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    I am just wondering that maybe the results of this poll is probably different from the poll I made on about those using firewalls. :rolleyes:

    Tell me honestly, what is the main anti-virus program are you using... FREE version or PAID version? o_O

    If you ask me, I am using the free version of Avast! Home Edition Anti-virus.
     
  2. Huwge

    Huwge Registered Member

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    Paid for NOD
     
  3. Slovak

    Slovak Registered Member

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    KAV here.
     
  4. Arup

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    Avast free here.
     
  5. Randy_Bell

    Randy_Bell Registered Member

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    Paid for NIS 2006 of which NAV is a component. Permit me to add my little rant that I think the subscription renewals are getting ridiculous for AV products, I know it is cheaper to wait and get the whole Suite of the new product {of NIS or NSW, or both}, including rebates, than it is to get a subscription renewal of an old product. That is not a commentary on Symantec, I think they all are getting too high; I know Panda's is quite high, and I suspect the others too. :oops:
     
  6. gerardwil

    gerardwil Registered Member

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    NOD
    GData
    Bitdef. Pro
    CA (Ino+Vet)
    KAV

    But using none of them at the moment :D

    Gerard
     
  7. Ga1tar

    Ga1tar Registered Member

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    Was a NOD32 user, but have now switched to KAV
     
  8. Atomic_Ed

    Atomic_Ed Registered Member

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    NAV 2006 on one of my laptops
    Avast! Pro on my main XP Pro x64 laptop
    Mcafee 9 on my wifes PC
    Mcafee 9 on my daughters PC

    Overall Avast has worked really well on my main machine for me and no problems at all. I bought the Pro over the free home because I wanted the script blocker and also to support the company.

    Mcafee is ok but a few things I feel are pretty poor are the activeX popup windows and having to log in to their web site with user name and password for updates. I also am a bit puzzled as to why their antivirus does not have a log.

    Nav 2006 is actually pretty impressive over previous versions. Much improved, excellent test results and overall much less of a hog than earlier versions.
     
  9. Atomic_Ed

    Atomic_Ed Registered Member

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    I also bought NIS 2006 recently via the Symantec store and got what I thought was a decent deal. For $69.99 no tax or shipping (digital download) I got NIS 2006 with 2 years of updates. So that works out to only $34.99 per year. For that I felt it was pretty good. I am thinking about replacing my wife's Mcafee 9 with this same deal and than for 2 years no worries about renewals. Also I am not sure about this as I read some various threads on it and the Symantec web site really does not give much details on anything, but with the 2 year subscription deal starting with this 2006 release, I have read that you not only get defs but also program updates. Again I do not know if this is accurate but if it is than it is an even better deal than I thought.
     
  10. muf

    muf Registered Member

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    Paid for both KAV(resident) and NOD32(on-demand).

    KAV was £19($32) and NOD was £16($27) for renewal. I don't think that is extortionate. It's not even £2 a month. Now if this was the price for HIPS application renewal then yeah, not happy. But AV's are being updated daily, sometime multiple times a day. But HIPS application's usually only get updated a few times a year. You are paying for the service, in which you are getting 24/7 support. I mean £19 for a year for KAV and how many times do they update in a year? Probably in excess of 1000 updates. Not 1000 signatures, 1000 times that you can download an update, with each update containing anything from 1 to xxx signatures. That's a lot of service for just £19.

    muf
     
  11. InfinityAz

    InfinityAz Registered Member

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    Desktop - Bitdefender 9 (paid) - will switch to AntiVir PE 7.x (free) when subscription is up.
    Laptop - AntiVir PE (free)
     
  12. Brian N

    Brian N Registered Member

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    Licensed NOD
     
  13. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

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    NOD on all of them, home rigs/server, and office rigs/servers.
     
  14. dqa

    dqa Registered Member

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    AntiVir Premium (paid) here...

    :cool:
     
  15. manOFpeace

    manOFpeace Registered Member

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    Nod32 V2.
     
  16. SSK

    SSK Registered Member

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    NOD32 2.5
    KAV 5

    (And some old NAV/NIS versions)
     
  17. wildman

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    :) "Free" AVG, in combination with Ewido, Spyware Blaster, Spybot, AdAware and Zone Alarm (firewall). Note all of these are "freeware". I say in combination because obviously I do not just rely on one product for total protection.

    Thanks
    Wildman
    :cool: :)
     
  18. colorado13

    colorado13 Registered Member

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    Nod32 V2
     
  19. WSFuser

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    im using nod32 paid, well technically i won it so it was free for me, but yea its licensed.
     
  20. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I am now useing Symantec corporate 10.1.4.4000

    have license's for
    NIS 2005
    Mcafee av 2006
    F-Secure IS 2006
    TrendMicro IS 2006
    Nav AV 2006
    Kaspersky 5 personal
    eTrust internet security
    F-Prot
    Panda titanium with antispyware 2006
    Panda Platinum internet security 2006
     
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  21. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    ShadowUser will replace my scanners, not only AV but also AS, AT and AK.
    Total scan time of SU = reboot time. :)
     
  22. stalker

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    Well, it's actually one of my "principles" that I prefer the free alternatives to bloated programs like for instance Symantec; and in fact I've never understood what Pro versions of AV programs offer (compare to free ones) that's really worth paying for them.


    /EDIT: For the main reasons why I use the AntiVir program and prefer it over others, please see the My thoughts about AntiVir vs. other anti-virus programs thread that I opened back then here at Wilders Security forums ...


    cheers all, stalker
     
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  23. tansu

    tansu Registered Member

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    Just switched to DrWeb from mcafee enterprise 8.0i. Running 4 months of trial version for now.
     
  24. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

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    Nice idea! :D
    Perfecto!!! :cool:

    I'm currently using Avast Home edition free.
     
  25. minacross

    minacross Registered Member

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    Antivir PEC 6 then now testing PEC beta 7 :cool:
     
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