Your first Anti-Virus

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

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  1. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

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    ok, my first was CA. Computer Associates
     
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    McAfee Security Center, came pre-loaded on a Dell Dimension 4550 running XP in late 2002. Got rid of it quickly in favor of Norton, based on a friends recommendation. This was gone pretty fast too, awful slow downs. Went to NOD32 which I stayed with for a long time.
     
  4. Lordman

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    McAfee Viruscan runing on a IBM PS/2 Intel 286 10Mhz 1MB RAM 45MB HD. :) I dont know what year exactly. :(
     
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    Really a great thread, This brings back the memories. :D
    Ice
     
  6. Cutting_Edgetech

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    I think I may have tried McAfee briefly, and then switched to Norton. I started using NOD 32 in 2003, and have been using them ever since. I have also used Avira, and Bitdefender during that time on a few machines. I also use to use Avast a lot for on-demand scanning because there was an option to only install the on-demand feature without the resident shield. I have not used it in a few years so i'm not sure if the installation still facilitates that option. I also used the first release of Prevx (beta pre V1), and Spysweeper back in the day. I have been using a layered security approach since 2002. I still have a license for ProcessGuard which still stops most threats out there today after all these years. Too bad it was abandoned.
     
  7. rainbow1112

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    My 1st Antivirus came up my 1st computer..was preinstalled

    norton 2005 antivirus
     
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    I'd like to say it was Norton (family computer back then, so it wasn't my choice), but it'd be so long ago now that I can't remember. When I got my own computer, I did some research and decided on Avast (around 2003/2004).
     
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    Mine was McAfee :)
     
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    Had my own pc way back 2004 and with came Norton AV. When it expired (2005) I tried out AvastFree + Comodo firewall for 6 months that was also my first major disaster of which I started system image back up with Seagate DiscWizard.
     
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