Your first Anti-Virus

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Sher, Aug 26, 2012.

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  1. Sher

    Sher Registered Member

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    What was your first Anti-Virus (paid/complimentary) that you installed on your first ever PC?

    I bought my first PC in 2002 and got PC-Cillin Internet Security free for 3 months.

    My first paid subscription was PC-Cillin Internet Security for 1-year.

    The main reason behind choosing Trend Micro was that I hardly knew anything security-related to begin with and thought it was the best program at that time.
     
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  2. thanhtai2009

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    --http://www.d32av.vn/
    D32 Anti-Virus, seen as end of life now :(
    it introduced new malware removal technology called "The Diagnose and Destroy Computer Viruses based on Learning Machine Approach for Windows 32" :D
     
  3. Amin

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    i bought my first pc in 2004 and , my first AV was Norton.. well, i didn't regret it ! i almost tested all the AVs afterwards. now i came to the conclusion that all the AVs are useless :D
     
  4. RejZoR

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    For me it was Trend Micro Pccillin 98 that arrived with the motherboard. I didn't have internet connection back then so i used that one in its CD form (it has never updated).
     
  5. pegr

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    Dr. Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit on an i486DX2-50 Windows 3.1 PC purchased in 1992.
     
  6. King Grub

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    VCheck for the Amiga. 1987 or something.
     
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    Norton on Windows 95 :blink:
     
  8. zapjb

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    I'd say mine was Norton.
     
  9. PaulBB

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    Paid subscription for Norton Antivirus back in 2002.
     
  10. carat

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    F-Prot for DOS! ;)
     
  11. antivirus22

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    Chipaway dos boot floppy, actually made by trend and designed to detect boot/mbr virus like michelangelo.

    Booted into dos gui.

    1996 on a 286 dos 3.3
     
  12. ams963

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    My first ever AV was Avira Antivir free. My first paid AV was also Avira. :D
     
  13. Cloud

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    My first antivirus installation was MSE.
     
  14. wtsinnc

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    RAV antivirus from GeCAD, a Romanian company I believe.
    I do remember it was 2001, version 2, and originally came on a CD.

    I was amazed to find version 8 still available for download (but not updatable) at Softpedia.com because RAV was sold to Microsoft some years ago.

    I really liked RAV. It was fast and had, for that time, a very comprehensive GUI.
     
  15. Taliscicero

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    Mcafee 8.0, I went to the store and got whatever had the most cool looking box. I remember a lot of Trojan Blocked, while still being infected. :p
     
  16. Amin

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    :D :D :argh:
     
  17. lodore

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    I had dr solomans on my first computer that i got in 1995 or 6. it came on around 30 floopy discs I think lol.
     
  18. c2d

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    Norton AntiVirus 5.0 back in 1999
     
  19. SnowFlakes

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    My first anti-virus was Panda, and i loved it :)
     
  20. IceCube1010

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    AVG 1998. Used them for a long time and Avast. All free AV's, never paid for a suite.

    Ice
     
  21. DX2

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    Bought a Compaq Presario from Radio Shack in 2000, came with Norton. :D
     
  22. blasev

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    I'm old, the first one would be mcafee on ms dos, on my 486dx (intel?) with 4mb ram. the hdd is 40mb. and it cost my dad a big sum of money back then LOL.
     
  23. ZenPirate

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    RAV became MSE v1, AFAIK.
    My first paid AV was Eset Nod32. Simply used to be the best.
     
  24. Judge Dee

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    Dr. Web. I used to think it was a cool name until I read this:
    Now that's cool.
     
  25. Niels

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    My first antivirus was Norton Antivirus 2001. I had to buy it because my computer was heavily infected, after that I brought my pc to a repair shop. There wasn't any security software installed on it before.
     
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