Your first Anti-Virus

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

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  1. muf

    muf Registered Member

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    F-Prot on DOS or McAfee VirusScan. I used them both in the early days but can't remember which I installed first. It was on a 486DX33 running Windows 3.1 Suppose it was around 1993 as I remember getting it to play Doom on it. A couple of months later I upgraded the processor with a blisteringly fast DX2-66!!!

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  2. roger_m

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    I used that too. A shame it was so shortlived.
     
  3. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    My first AV was Norton Antivirus on Windows 98 SE
     
  4. cp4eva

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    F-Prot DOS :)
     
  5. kerykeion

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    I think I used to own a 486DX2-66mhz, but I was too young to remember the AV installed there. Then after that, a Pentium MMX 200 mhz (OCed to 262 mhz!) -- I think I installed McAfee VirusScan there and had Conseal Firewall.
     
  6. ComputerSaysNo

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    Avira was my first!
     
  7. stephentony

    stephentony Registered Member

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    In 1998 I bought my first PC a Micron Millennium Max with a Pentium II 450 processor, 256 MB of PC 133 SDRAM and a 13 GB hard drive which was so big I couldn't possibly ever use all that space. The AV I bought for it was DialogueScience Dr Web for Win98 v4.02b. I still have the original sales order. :)
     
  8. ichito

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    First AV on my privat machine - InoculateIT PE on Win98...12-13 years ago?
     
  9. ams963

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    I'd like PrevxHelp, pbust and Barb_C to post here.:D
     
  10. stapp

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    The first machine I bought for my own use (Win 9:cool: had some av on, and it had a big button saying 'activate now'. I thought that meant I had to buy it so I didn't press the 'activate now' button :oops:

    Because of that I quickly learnt how to restore to factory settings using the disks that came with the pc :D :D
     
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  11. DVD+R

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    Kaspersky 5.0, back then it was worth it, today I wouldnt go near Kaspersky if my life depended on it, I'd use someone elses :p
     
  12. THESAWISFAMILY2005

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    avg free was my first av it found tons of viruses too
     
  13. viking313

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    Thunderbyte AV.....Gateway2000 P100 Win 95:blink:
     
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    It was way back in 1994...my first AV was Thunderbyte AV (TBAV) on a IBM PC AT :isay:

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  16. Blackcat

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    Dr Solomon's HomeGuard in the mid 90's. Updates were sent quarterly on floppies.
     
  17. roger_m

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    I used to love ThunderBYTE. Really fast scanning compared to other antiviruses I had used at the time e.g. Mcafee, and the heuristic cleaning of viruses was a really nice feature, although at least one was was able to exploit it, so that a system became infected when heuristic cleaning was done. Theres an article about that here: http://unkm.chez.com/DATAS/TUTORS/NUKE/Rstut010.txt

    Also, NOD ICE - the DOS predecessor of NOD32 had heuristic cleaning, but this was never included in NOD32.
     
  18. Joliet Jake

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    F-Prot for DOS
     
  20. luciddream

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    Mcafee suite, on Win98 SE. The box had a 500 mhz CPU and like 32 MB of RAM. And I think running a real-time AV is resource consuming now... sheesh, those were the days.
     
  21. Brandonn2010

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    A little off-topic but what was the first AV with realtime protection?
     
  22. ^Ale

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    Me too, 1995, Thunderbyte antivirus (from Nederland I think) for Win 3.11. It caught many virus that my wife brought on a floppy (5 1/4) from Philippines. I remember one: Stoned
     
  23. Firecat

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    Oddly enough, it's my current Antivirus: AVG.

    However, the first Anti-virus I paid for was PC-cillin 2003. Wasn't bad for the time compared to the "greats" Norton and McAfee.
     
  24. CloneRanger

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    AVG on 98SE ! I thought it was amazing at the time, for FREE :D
     
  25. Amin

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    Amen to that...:thumb:

    and Nosirrah ( if hasen't already!) :D
     
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