Which AV are you using right now?

Discussion in 'polls' started by richrf, Jun 5, 2005.

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Which AV are you using right now?

  1. Avast

    9.3%
  2. AVG

    6.8%
  3. BitDefender

    4.5%
  4. Dr. Web

    3.8%
  5. NOD32

    40.8%
  6. F-Prot

    2.3%
  7. Kaspersky

    20.5%
  8. McAfee

    4.3%
  9. Symantec

    5.7%
  10. Trend Micro

    2.3%
  11. Other

    14.5%
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  1. richrf

    richrf Registered Member

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    KAV 4.5
     
  2. puff-m-d

    puff-m-d Registered Member

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    NOD32 and have been for over three years now :D ...
     
  3. richrf

    richrf Registered Member

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    If someone switched, it might be interesting to know from which package and why.

    I switched from Norton about two years again because of too many virus penetrations. That was my motivation for first coming to Wilders. It was here that I first learned that my AV scan engine was out of date - unbeknowst to me. I was pretty much in the dark about security issues until I first came here. First package that I purchased after visiting Wilders - TDS-3.

    Rich
     
  4. puff-m-d

    puff-m-d Registered Member

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    It has been a while (over 3 years) since I switched to my current AV (NOD32). I had used both Norton and McAfee and really do not remember the reasons except I just personally were not satisfied with either. I have not tried either one since then (mainly because I am happy with NOD32) because I remember with both what a time I had getting them totally off my system. Things may be different now but even tho I try a lot of different AV's (including beta testing), I always stick with NOD32.

    P.S. Rich - I moved this thread here to the polls forum because after all, it is a poll and we try to keep all polls in this forum ;) .
     
  5. dog

    dog Guest

    NOD resident & KAV on demand
     
  6. Grumble

    Grumble Registered Member

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    GData AVK 2005 + Outpost Pro and luvin' 'em. (Switched from McAfee 9 + Sygate free to get away from Mc's security center, activeX, weekly updates and because Sygate was getting old.)

    Computer 2: NOD32 + NetVeda and luvin' em. (Switched from NIS because older comp was bogged down by Norton.)

    Computer 3: NIS (Daughter's new laptop, she likes Norton, it works good for her.)

    Note. I mentioned firewalls too because NIS is a suite and it seems more fair to compare.
     
  7. Eldar

    Eldar Registered Member

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    Started with NIS2003, changed it to Avast Pro, changed it again
    to BitDefender Standard and now a satisfied user of KAV 5.0 Personal. :D
    Next on the list to try out is NOD32. ;)
    Tried once to use BitDefender 8.0 together with KAV,
    but they don't play nicely together or maybe I did make a mistake. :D

    Edit: mistake, didn't start with NIS2004 :oops:
     
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  8. NAMOR

    NAMOR Registered Member

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    Family computer : NOD32

    My laptop: Dr.Web

    My Gaming Rig: KAV 5 personal
     
  9. gerardwil

    gerardwil Registered Member

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    NOD32
    CA eTrust (VET + InoculateIT)
    GData (Bitdefender + Kaspersky)

    Free:
    eScan
     
  10. solarpowered candle

    solarpowered candle Registered Member

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    Kav 2006 proto
     
  11. Ailric

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    I jump around from demo to demo. I used to use McAfee 9.0 but updates were infrequent and sluggish. Still, I like McAfee.
    I just finished trying KAV 2006 Proto 2 and see great potential with this product.
    I am currently trialling the newest version of NOD32 and am always pleasntly surprised at how light and effective it is.
     
  12. Firecat

    Firecat Registered Member

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    Currently using NOD32. I switched from ArcaVir because of the missing support at the time. Right Now support is OK, I guess.

    I see good potential with ArcaVir and KAV 2006 and may trial those in the future.
     
  13. Robyn

    Robyn Registered Member

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    Main PC - AVG Pro (dilemma as to which AV I run here when my AVG sub ends o_O ) I have never fully tested any AV and I never hope I have to! TDS has had a few false postives which were verified as such (thankfully) I have been using AVG Pro for alomst 2yrs without problems but since joining Wilders I realise it is not one of the popular AV's hence my dilmmea for a new one or not o_O

    Notebook NOD32 (2yr License) like NOD for my notebook only drawback is some pages are slower with NOD than they are with AVG. I like the extra configuartions with NOD - just wish I could remove things from IMON's list which I no longer have installed etc

    I installed NOD as a result of being a member of Wilders and discovering more about it. The light footprint was attractive for my notebook as AVG does use a lot of resources but AVG is faster when browsing o_O

    I have both computers running now so don't know how to vote lol
     
  14. Antarctica

    Antarctica Registered Member

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    NOD32 here and very happy with it. :)
     
  15. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Specialist

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    Norton AV came installed on my Box 3 years ago.
    Trend PC-cillin for 2 months Dumped it Fast!!

    And a very proud user of NOD32 for 1.5 years!!

    Cheers,
     
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  16. snowbound

    snowbound Retired Moderator

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    NOD32 going on 2 years now and lovin it. ;) :D

    Ex Norton user. :p


    snowbound
     
  17. stalker

    stalker Registered Member

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    Well I am using the FREE verison of AntiVir...


    Can you tell me why isn't it listed as well, because IMHO it is the less resource-consuming one, with two crucial features (Filters feature and system-tray Activate/Deactivate option), that I am missing in other AV programs. For more details, see here for the review that I wrote for CastleCops: AntiVir PE Review


    cheers all, stalker
     
  18. richrf

    richrf Registered Member

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    Hi Stalker,

    I took my list off of the AV-comparitives test. I apologize if I did not include an AV. But I left plenty of room for comments! Thanks.

    Rich
     
  19. The Hammer

    The Hammer Registered Member

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    I switched to NOD from Norton to free up system resources and for faster on demand scans. Norton was a product I felt well protected with though.
     
  20. hayc59

    hayc59 Guest

    NOD32 for the very best protection around!! :)
     
  21. Arup

    Arup Guest

    Avast all the way, both 32 and 64bit version, need nothing else.
     
  22. Firecat

    Firecat Registered Member

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    I used PCC 2002 for 3 months and 2003 for another three months; dumped both fast!
     
  23. QBgreen

    QBgreen Registered Member

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    KAV Personal 5.0.325 maxed out!
     
  24. Acadia

    Acadia Registered Member

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    After two years of using NOD I switched to Norton ... I'll let y'all go crazy trying to figure out why! :D

    Acadia
     
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  25. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    NOD32. I've been down the "run every antivirus you can" road and this is where it stopped.
    I'm home. :D
     
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