September 20th, 2009, 11:16 AM
Which anti virus do you use or like among the following?
1) Kaspersky Labs
5) F-Prot RAV
13) Dr. Web
14) Trend Micro
Please share your experience.
September 20th, 2009, 06:32 PM
I don't use any of the ones on your list.
I've never been able to appreciate the sublime arrogance of folks who feel they were put on earth just to save other folks from themselves .." - Donald Hamilton
September 24th, 2009, 12:00 PM
Trend Micro in Office and AVG @home
September 24th, 2009, 12:10 PM
None. In my experience I prefer alternatives to Windows rather than bandaids like these.
Originally Posted by webhostingdir
September 24th, 2009, 12:27 PM
I don't use antivirus programs, because they don't offer more security than using none of them.
The best is not installing untrusted software on your computer, and not using keygens/cracks.
If you really need to install untrusted, probably malicious software on your computer
have a second windows installation as dual-boot,
disable networking on that windows and install untrusted software.
For web browser security use a Non-IE browser, or for more web security use a Linux distribution.
Comments on this post
September 24th, 2009, 12:35 PM
Viruses can infect your computer from various means:
Originally Posted by mengu88
1) Websites.. just visiting a website can infect your machine, if the site contains malicious software or ads; even without clicking anything on the site.
2) Email - Even if it's from a trusted source, they may be infected and thus infect you by you opening any attachments they sent
3) Software - as you did mention. But there can be software that is trusted that may be infected.
Etc.... You don't need to use it, and you may not get infected, but you are more vulnerable to infections without AV protection than you are with.
The best way to prevent Infections is to just not use your computer... even using it without the network, you can still get an infection by copying an infected file from a friend, colleague, etc...
September 24th, 2009, 01:42 PM
I personally like Norton, been there user for quite some time now. Mainly use only the norton Anti-virus product. Have not faced any issues with my PC and the current version is zippy. If you want some deals checkout the latest at (symantecworld.com)or couponmountain.
September 24th, 2009, 02:08 PM
Go with AntiVir. It's free, reliable, and effective. It consistently ranks high amongst av-comparitive's independent testing. I personally don't feel anyone should have to pay for anti-virus software (this doesn't mean you should get things like Norton IS and similar for free. They offer more than just anti-virus with their paid subscirptions). In my opinions anti-virus/spyware utilities should be free with any OS open to attack; yes this includes the Linux fanboys.
September 30th, 2009, 10:22 AM
I don't use any of those. I used to use AVG but I ended up switching to Cyberdefender and I love it! Initially I got the free scanner off of their website, but I ended up upgrading to the full version for (among other things) the 24/7 technical support. I would highly recommend trying them out.
November 25th, 2014, 01:11 AM
Kaspersky Labs because it delivers some of the world's most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, and hackers. Kaspersky Lab is a developer of secure content and threat management systems and the world's largest privately held vendor of software security products.