Your first Anti-Virus

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

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  1. pintas

    pintas Registered Member

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    My first AV was Norton long time ago when i had my first 86 8Mhz MS-DOS 3.2 machine, an old Olivetti PC1 with no hard drive, only one floppy drive. :)

    Jeez i'm getting old!

    Never used Norton ever since...
     
  2. tomazyk

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    The first one for me was F-prot in days of Dos and Windows 3.1. Those were the days...
     
  3. asr

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    I purchased my first PC in 1999. It came with McAfee bundled (free) for 1 year
     
  4. Ibrad

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    On the first computer I used it was Norton 2002 and some version of McAfee install at the same time.

    First one installed personally was AVG 8.0
     
  5. tipo

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    PC-cilin...
     
  6. jadinolf

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    My first antivirus program was McAfee Antivirus. Bought it in 1996 and it cost $39.00.

    As I recall I had to go to a special site to update, not on the Internet but on the phone line. Some of you old timers would know more about it. My memory ain't that good any more.

    I would appreciate knowing what it was called - maybe just a bulletin board?
     
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  7. LoneWolf

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    McAfee, it was installed with my first PC, Never again.
     
  8. malexous

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    If the family computer, which I would have had no say in, counts, then probably a version of Norton.

    Even if that does not count, it was still probably a version of Norton based on the Post your x64 Security Setup thread. Norton 360 Version 5.0 Beta, with no intention of sticking with it.
     
  9. Nevis

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    I remember my first was Norton.
    2nd was CA Antivirus ( i still dont know why I installed it )
    3rd was AVG

    After that, so many permutations :p
     
  10. markcc

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    I believe it was in about 1995 or 1996 on a win95 box. I had McAfee on it at the time. I had just got dial-up in my house.
     
  11. niki

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    I purchased my first PC in 2003 and Norton was installed on it.
     
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  12. arsenaloyal

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    my first antivirus was avast home edition on Win 98 PC

    Don't remember the version number though.
     
  13. kjdemuth

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    I think mine was Norton AV on win 95. Not too soon after that it was PC-cillian. Both horrific.
     
  14. Sher

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    Norton used to be bad in the past, but not any more. Trend Micro is pretty disappointing.
     
  15. Dark Shadow

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    Norton on I believe with 512 ram back in 2000. My system was a little faster then a turtle.what a wonderful experience it was.:blink:
     
  16. Brocke

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    mine was Antivir Person version 6.
     
  17. Triple Helix

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    Mine was Norton then I found NOD32 version 1 & Prevx!

    TH
     
  18. Noob

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    Mine was PC-Cillin 2001, came with my motherboard utilities CD. :D
     
  19. thehudd

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    Innoculate-IT as I recall. Maybe not spelled correctly but you get the idea.
     
  20. Brandonn2010

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    Well I first started using a PC in the 90's. It was my stepdad's. Norton was installed, but that didn't stop little me from ruining it several times by trying to download Unreal Tournament and Half-Life maps. :D Now I know my infections cost him hundreds of dollars from having to take it to repair shops :'(

    My first PC I got in 2007 or 8? It was a Dell Dimension E520. I installed AVG Free. Unfortunately I got some horrible infection that would freeze my IE after a few minutes. I ran a scan with AVG and it found an infection, but it froze before the scan completed. I hard-booted and went into the scan logs to remove it, but they were corrupted. Stupid me I didn't write down the name of the infection before rebooting, so now I'm haunted by this mystery infection. The virus then began freezing my PC after a short time being logged in, so I could never complete a scan to remove it. I tried safe mode, someone on the Dell forums recommended MBAM, but the freezing made it too bad. Sadly no one recommended a bootable rescue disk (this was before I knew about PC security).

    Eventually I took my PC to a repair shop. They removed the HDD and scanned it, but apparently the virus had physically ruined the drive, or it had decided to fail at the same time. So I got a new HDD and Windows installation. They installed Avast! Free on it, 4.8, and I've pretty much used Avast! since then, although my companion programs have changed a lot, from WinPatrol to Online Armor, Prevx, Comodo Firewall, Outpost Firewall, but Avast! has remained. Except I will probably remove Avast! once BitDefender TrafficLight has HTTPS

    Very long story short, it's actually a good thing my PC was ruined by malware, otherwise I wouldn't have become interested in computer security and fixing computers.
     
  21. wasgij6

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    Mcafee and got infected pretty quick. It was free through my ISP.
     
  22. sukarof

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    I believe it was Microsfts first "own" antivirus they had for a while in Windows 3.1. I cant remember the name right now. I dont remeber what I had in windows 95 and ME but I think it was Mcafee. After that I used Nod32 for years until I dropped antivirus completely when I learned the Software Restriction Policy stuff and limited account.
     
  23. The Hammer

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    Norton back in 98/99.
     
  24. Page42

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    Norton, bundled on a Dell.
     
  25. Jim1cor13

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    If I recall correctly, my first AV was Mcafee, before any real time protection, it was on demand scanning, and I think I ran it on Win95 although I think it was originally for Win 3.1. Also F-prot for DOS. A short time later, Norton version 5 I think when Peter Norton was behind its development.

    Currently Norton 360 on Win7 Pro.
     
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