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Poll: What Antivirus do you use? (365 member(s) have cast votes)

What Antivirus do you use?

  1. Norton (97 votes [23.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.89%

  2. McAfee (40 votes [9.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.85%

  3. PC-Cilin (14 votes [3.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.45%

  4. AVG (72 votes [17.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.73%

  5. Panda (14 votes [3.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.45%

  6. Kaspersky (56 votes [13.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.79%

  7. NOD32 (58 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  8. Other (55 votes [13.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.55%


#1 Cyclops



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Posted 07 February 2004 - 11:06 PM

We all want to know, which one is the best?
What do you use? :mellow:

#2 Liquid Snake

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 01:04 AM

Norton is the best (Y)

#3 tetris



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Posted 08 February 2004 - 09:58 PM

I use Norton products.

#4 oomingmak


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Posted 14 March 2004 - 03:09 PM

They all have shortcomings.

But, if you ignore the slightly dodgy GUI, then NOD32 is by far the best (way better than any bloated Symantec rubbish).

#5 davjon70



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Posted 15 March 2004 - 02:31 AM

I use Norton Systemworks!

#6 FX Soldier

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Posted 02 April 2004 - 07:47 PM

For your convenience here are the links of above listed Antivirus softwares :)


#7 AranMorietwa


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Posted 10 May 2004 - 02:40 PM

I'm using McAfee VirusScan 8, just a great piece of software. The only bad thing is the integration of other McAfee products in it, even though I haven't bought the others. If you don't know what I mean:


(The text I added says (in Dutch): "So this is what I mean, integration is all right; but recommending your products like this is over the top")

Before, I used Norton SystemWorks 2002, but that is way too crappy: the interface is HTML-based and when loading another page of the interface it still uses the hyperlinks of the previous page. Another thing: for a month or two I've worked on my pc without the use of a virus-scanner (Don't try this at home :devil: ) and when I installed Norton SystemWorks, my boot time was 20 seconds longer than before! And Norton's interface still had to load after that. (BTW, after those weeks of anti-virus-free use of my computer, I only found 5 viri or so: way too little :rolleyes: (or is the internet really that safe?) ).

Edited by AranMorietwa, 10 May 2004 - 02:44 PM.

#8 HingVista


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Posted 14 May 2004 - 06:56 PM

NAV. It takes care of trojans ;)

#9 XplosiV


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Posted 11 June 2004 - 10:48 PM

Im going with 'Other' as i use none of the above, and i wouldnt use any of them if i was paid to to be honest.

I use Norman with the benifit of 'Sandboxing' whereby the AV 'Emulates' an entire pc within its own program ( other sandbox AV's only emulate some components if any ) thus with the AV having an entire PC Emulated inside its self, it can run every piece of code & instruction in teh sandbox without causing any 'ill efects' to your pc, and if anything malisious is found, the suspect code can be sent off for further analysis. This also meaning that if your lacking on getting virii definition's, your still 100% protected against virii code 'Infecting' your pc and files, is it was all scanned and found in the emulation, not your real hardware / software.

#10 Power User Z

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Posted 12 June 2004 - 09:20 AM

I voted for "Other"
I'm using Quick Heal

#11 AppleXY


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Posted 12 June 2004 - 12:59 PM

I use Norton, I dun care which anti-virus i get... but if it doez the job; I like it.... :woot: norton appearance look sik:woot:

#12 Kyuubi


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Posted 20 November 2004 - 09:55 PM

They all have shortcomings.

But, if you ignore the slightly dodgy GUI, then NOD32 is by far the best (way better than any bloated Symantec rubbish).

haha...yes!...I couldn't agree more...I use to be with McAfee until I saw NOD32...100% detection, use very little resource and RAM...simply the best little piece of software you could ever use...try it!..

#13 TheKingOdysseus



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Posted 15 February 2005 - 02:41 AM

<_< Again this is my opinion, I voted for other....I use Avast 4.5 it works great, updates every time I get on the net and easy to use interface. ;)

Edited by TheKingOdysseus, 15 February 2005 - 02:42 AM.

#14 cmkumar2k


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Posted 15 February 2005 - 03:07 AM

i'm with mcafee...... ;)

and i have also come across another software named Bit Defender... this finds even trojans which are missed by Norton antivirus....

Edited by cmkumar2k, 15 February 2005 - 03:14 AM.

#15 Flash848



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Posted 15 February 2005 - 01:53 PM

I voted for Norton, the most used antivirus.

#16 imran__sagar


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Posted 23 February 2005 - 09:10 PM

i think u should people can trust On BitDefender Professional Plus its 2 gud just heal programs :) gud i am impresed i use all of above but its best run 2 time 2 get recover ur file

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 12:18 AM

Used NAV in the past and it's a memory hog. Using Zonealarm Security Suite now.

#18 Bourne


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Posted 25 February 2005 - 07:20 AM

I do like NAV, but it does take up too much memory. My PC can't handle it and lags way to much.

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 10:32 AM

AVG for me. I've never had a problem with it. It makes my comp a bit laggy when scanning, but at 1.2Ghz, what can you do?

#20 r22pl


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Posted 27 February 2005 - 07:17 PM

a mcaffee subscription came with my computer but i uninstalled and put in norton -- much better

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