What was your first AV?

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  1. cp4eva

    cp4eva Registered Member

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    Looking back, I've tried a lot of security apps and have found a great deal of knowledge from other users. For example, I first used CA antivirus :mad: and over the course of learning more and more about online security have been able to make use of far better (IMO) tools.
    I was just wondering if you all were willing to go back (or could go back :p ) down memory lane and share what your first antivirus was.

    CP
     
  2. cupez80

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    My first AV was NAV but dumped it later because to many problems appear when using it :D
     
  3. Kerodo

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    My first AV was back in 2001 and it was Norton Antivirus. Used it for several years until I got tired of paying the ever increasing annual fees and found Avast instead. Since then I have tried almost all of them, free and paid. But old NAV was the first...
     
  4. Riverrun

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    My first was Norton Internet Security and what a beast that was.
     
  5. MalwareDie

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    I too like others started with Symantec in 1997, by 1999 was on Anti Vir, then Avast, now a combo of both in different machines.
     
  7. zapjb

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    Norton. Jeez so long ago. :D
     
  8. WSFuser

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    NAV 2001 as part of SystemWorks 2001

    No actually I think I first used McAfee v3. I just didnt use it much so its hard to remember.

    Edit: Yes, it was mcafee. I remember the simplistic screen:

    http://www.vub.ac.be/BFUCC/virus/virusscan3.gif
     
  9. n8chavez

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    Obviously Symantec propoganda is working. Everyone seems to have used Norton. I can actually say that the first AV I used on my PC, that was not a family PC, was Dr Web. I liked it because it was not popular. But who knows how good it was then.
     
  10. Chris12923

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    Norton

    Thanks,

    Chris
     
  11. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    F-Prot for DOS :cool:
    I still use it :)
     
  12. bellgamin

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    Dr Solomon
     
  13. fce

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    first AV --> Norton

    after Norton --> McAfee

    then --> Pccillin

    Now
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  14. ashishtx

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    i think this has been discussed before, anyway

    my first av >>>>> Mcafee internet security (Pre installed by dell)
     
  15. dan_maran

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    Am I the only one who used ThunderByte? :)
     
  16. Blackcat

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    Dr Solomon's HomeGuard.
     
  17. n8chavez

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    Yes. But at least you have learned from your past mistakes.
     
  18. Bio-Hazard

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    Hello!

    My first AV was Avast.:D
     
  19. farmerlee

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    F-Prot for DOS was my first ever antivirus. Later on i moved to mcafee although i can't remember why...
     
  20. Sjoeii

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    My first was the preinstalled McAfee. Than Norton and now----->(surprisingly) KIS7

    In between I tested all of them on one of my PC's
     
  21. Macstorm

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    It was CA's eTrust Antivirus, back in 2001.
     
  22. plantextract

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    Well, i used Thunderbyte AV & f-prot for dos (which messed up the windows 95 kernel when attempting to remove a virus from dos mode). it was a much simpler time back then :D
     
  23. lodore

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    dr solomans on like 20 3 1/2 inch floopy discs:D
    last time i turned on my first pc it said something on the startup screen saying you havent updated the dr solomans for 300days.
    if i turned it on now its like you havent updated for 3000 days doi you wish to update?=D
    then later on it got brought out by mcaffe.
    and then on my next pc i got norton 2003:D
    then of course my current pc used to run f-secure and now kis7.0
    lodore
     
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  24. btman

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    Norton

    AVG

    Avast

    BitDefender

    NOD32

    Kaspersky
     
  25. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    It was something that ran in DOS ... don't remember ...
    Mrk
     
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