What antivirus, do the, "Pros" use.

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by trjam, Oct 4, 2006.

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  1. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

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    I know we all go back and forth about what we use and why. But the one thing I do know about this site is, that there are some very astute people when it comes to knowledge and help. So taking me and lodore out of the equation,(smile), I would like to know what the mods here use, people who have been coming here as members for a long time use, just the product name. I tihnk it will be interesting to see what is used.. Thanks guys, this means a lot to me, and the lodores.:)
     
  2. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Symantec corporate antivirus.
     

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  3. Arin

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    As a longtime member of Wilders ...

    1. AntiVir Premium -> license till mid 2008 but not installed now.
    2. CA Anti-Virus 2007 -> currrently running on my computer.
    3. TMIS 2007 -> license till mid 2007 but not installed now.
     
  4. Tommy

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    I don't know if i am a pro, doubt it, but i used in former times:

    1. Kaspersky (was to heavy for me)
    2. AVG

    and finaly switched to NOD32. If i had to switch for some reason i would consider AVIRA.
     
  5. sukarof

    sukarof Registered Member

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    I use DrWeb Antivirus
     
  6. Arin

    Arin Registered Member

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    @bigc73542

    sorry for the offtopic post but you might want to apply the latest MR4 MP1
    patch.
     
  7. Ngwana

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    Ahem.... A lil' bird told me they are too busy supporting big corporations, this people are 'security consultants' and there is a lot of money to be made. You did not hear it from me. :D :D
     
  8. Firecat

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    Well, I'm not really a "longtime" member of Wilders, since I only joined January 2005 :)

    But I use the following AVs at the moment:

    1)NOD32 - Status on hold, waiting till version 3.0 to decide whether I should renew, even though my license lasts till mid-2007 :)

    2)Dr.Web - Purchased mainly as placeholder and for comparison with Virus Chaser

    3)Virus Chaser (Dr.Web engine) - Really like this one but it lacks in features somewhat and is still a bit rough around the edges :(

    4)BitDefender AntiVirus Plus - Decent product, I like it, but may rather go for BullGuard when the time for renewal arrives. :)
     
  9. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I had overlooked that update. Thanks
     
  10. farmerlee

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    These days i rely on NOD32 and AVG to protect my computers
     
  11. ellison64

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    The real av expert pros probably use the AV that they help develop or none at all.The wannabbe pros (i guess quite a lot of us fall into that group) use every av under the sun if its ahead in the latest comparative tests ,and the "not bothered" usually use AVG,avast or antivir.
    ellison
     
  12. marcromero

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    Have been using computers and various antivirus programs since 1999, I currently hold three valid av licenses, F-Prot, Nod32 and Dr.Web.

    Dr.Web is my current av program, I really like this one.
     
  13. JimIT

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    NOD32/SAV/F-PROT
     
  14. QBgreen

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    License holder for AntiVir Premium, Dr. Web, KAV 6, and NOD32. Currently running NOD32, my favorite.
     
  15. dog

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    In Windows I had used NOD; but having dropped windows completely and running only *nix I don't use anything. I've run all of the main windows Avs, and they're all quite capable - to me it just boils down to the users preference - you won't go wrong with any of main AVs. Don't worry about what someone else uses, test the products yourself and choose the one you're the most comfortable with. Generally you're just making a one year commitent, before you know its time to renew or choose a different product. So don't stress out about which is the best, they're all fairly equal - it isn't about test results or what so and so says, simply go with your preference based on your experience - don't get swallowed by the hype generated by users or the industry.

    Steve
     
  16. Alphalutra1

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    Definately NOT a pro, but I use Antivir PE (as I have for over a year), and am really enjoying its lightness.

    Alphalutra1
     
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  17. dawgg

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    New to Wilders, but I still know my stuff about AVs and malware... I use KasperskyInternetSecurity
     
  18. CJsDad

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    As far as being a "Pro" goes, how do you determine who is and who isn't when it comes to using an AV or any application for that matter?
     
  19. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    LOL Great Post. :D :D or if you want good free av you might try the ones in my sig. Honestly, I switch around. A PRO I AM NOT.
     
  20. Big Apple

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    You've dropped Windows and running only *nix..........Could you tell me what os that is?
     
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    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    3 machines, 3 AV's

    AVG, NOD32, KAV
     
  23. trickyricky

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    Currently using NOD32, but have also used (and frequently recommend) F-Prot, Avast and AVG, depending on the needs of the particular setup. Definitely never recommend Norton and McAfee. [shudder]
     
  24. BlueZannetti

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    Within the family, multiple machines currently using:
    • NOD32 - 2 machines
    • Kaspersky AV for Windows Workstations/Business Optimal (mix of v5 & v6 beta) - 5 machines
    • F-Prot v4 beta - 1 machine
    Blue
     
  25. trjam

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    Wow!:)
     
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