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. Siro

    Siro Registered Member

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    Currently trialing Bitdefender Internet Security v 9 and looks cool the firewall has improved a lot since the v 8 days but still a lot needs to be done about its certain risky thingies...Top notch AV though.
     
  2. Rita

    Rita Infrequent Poster

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    McAfee
     
  3. Firecat

    Firecat Registered Member

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    I went from Norton to AVG, then switched to McAfee, then PC-cillin, then eScan and finally NOD32, which I use now ;)
     
  4. webyourbusiness

    webyourbusiness Registered Member

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    that was my first impression of NOD32 too.. amazed at how slow Norton has MADE our machines... I completely fail to see how their market share is so massive, with software that is so bloated...
     
  5. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    AV Junky ;) :D :cool: :ninja:
     
  6. beetlejuice69

    beetlejuice69 Registered Member

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    When my subscription ran out on avast I thought I would try KAV or NOD and see which one I liked best. NOD won and if Eset keeps working on the program the way they are, then I`ll be a very happy camper. :)
     
  7. Osaban

    Osaban Registered Member

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    I started with Norton which was great at detecting viruses, but gave me problems with Outlook. I liked Kaspersky a lot but it was conflicting with another program. I have been running NOD32 for 3 months and I'm only sorry I haven't bought it earlier!
     
  8. Togg

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    Given that only smart, knowledgable people find their way to this forum, the fact that NOD 32 and Kapersky top the poll comes as no surprise (I'm a NOD user).

    Clearly, that 'Other' program is pretty good too! :D
     
  9. Mr2cents

    Mr2cents Registered Member

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    Using Nod32 right now. I'll probably uninstall it tonight and put kav back in. I think I will run kav as resident..and may possibly run Nod32 as on demand. I'm licenced for both products..as well as mcafee virusscan 9.0

    Mcafee is buggy on my system. Kav runs lightest of the 3.
     
  10. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    F-secure runs lighter of the three on my computers
     
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  11. MegaHertz

    MegaHertz Registered Member

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    NOD32 since 2001 when my last copy of Norton expired! :)
     
  12. lookcity

    lookcity Registered Member

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    KAV personal Pro 5.0.390 perfect;)
     
  13. flipper

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    I really like Kav 5.0.390 also
     
  14. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    Kav Pro 5.0.390 Active running at about 27,000 K at startup then dropping to about 6,000 - 12,000 K at idle. Nod32 running on demand.

    dja2k
     
  15. The Hammer

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    Isn't there more than one process?
     
  16. Firefighter

    Firefighter Registered Member

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    I got my first own desktop about six years ago, where was a Norton preinstalled. After the Norton licence expired, I switched to PC-cillin 2000, which I got free because of my employer. I used that only about a half a year because of some infections and I bought McAfee VirusScan 6.02. After that I switched to DrWeb 4.27 and I became familiar to Wilders Forum. This was actually the moment when my journey to learn English started again. :D

    In Wilders I heard plenty of good reviews about RAV, especially from Technodrome and I bought a license to that too. RAV was actually my all time favourite, the best compromise ever of detection of all kind of nasties, unpacking, speed, lightness, large database etc and my hunger grew even more. It was time to get used with other kind of av:s. I heard a very strange multiengine av, AntiVirenToolKit Pro 11 (AVK Pro) and I found that eXtendia AVK Pro used the same engines (KAV + RAV) and it was available in English plus it costs next to nothing. It was very efective untill M$ spoiled everything. I wanted to throw the whole PC to the closest river just nearby my window. :(

    I found then the free offer of Panda Platinum 7 and used that too with no difficults ever but then I realized what a resource hog it actually was. Then I found a former life again. It was Blackcat who told very good reviews about McAfee VSE 8.0i. I was lucky to get that proggie too after my new employer. After all it was VERY GOOD compromise too, but to check every engines available plus patches, it was too hard to me. o_O

    If we want to find a joy of life, then we can see that there are always small things which can make us happy. Then I covered the wheel again. I renewed my DrWeb license after a short pause because of that cute spider next to the right below of the screen. ;)

    I was very near to change the proggie again, but I was lucky when the new 4.33 engine made it's newcoming, absolute the first class lightness, heuristics and unpacking with the second best update frequencies, what more I can want anymore? :D

    This has been my "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" (by Robert M. Pirsig); AN INQUIRY INTO VALUES and I'll hope it continues. :cool:

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!
     
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  17. The Hammer

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    Sounds more like "The Hitch Hiker's Guide to The Galaxy" to me.:D
     
  18. Firefighter

    Firefighter Registered Member

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    Don't worry. This is still a game to me because I'm so poor in IceHockey. Let the best team win! :D
     

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  19. Technodrome

    Technodrome Security Expert

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    Yeah, it was mine favorite av too. Too bad MS had to kill it. :'(

    RIP RAV
     

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  20. Firefighter

    Firefighter Registered Member

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    Have you seen so nice photos nearby the place you are living it? It's Hämeenlinna (Tavastehus in Swedish), where my forefather was a commandant before the 1600's and the castle is about 650 years old.

    Btw, the helmet is the symbol of the local IceHockey team which is in the lead just now in the Finnish IceHockey League. Remember, we Finns were the smallest country that was in the final in the Ice Hockey Word Cup in Canada but unfortunately we lose that game (If the game could be in Hämeenlinna, nobody knows how the result had been, especially when we have in the local ice stadium the famous "wild boar" auditorium ready to blow out every visitor. :D

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!
     
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  21. Owlbet

    Owlbet Registered Member

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    NAV Pro 2004 resident
    KAV 5.0 Personal on demand
     
  22. Mr2cents

    Mr2cents Registered Member

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    I dumped Nod and I'm back to kav ;)
     
  23. Technodrome

    Technodrome Security Expert

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    Yeah, it’s gorgeous.;)


    tD
     
  24. snowbound

    snowbound Retired Moderator

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    The result still would have been the same. ;) :D



    snowbound in Canada *puppy*
     
  25. The Hammer

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    In his heart of hearts Firefighter knows that too.:D;)
     
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