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    Which anti virus do you use or like among the following?


    1) Kaspersky Labs
    2) Bitdefender
    3) Virusbuster
    4) F-Secure
    5) F-Prot RAV
    6) AntiVir
    7) Quickheal
    8) InoculateIT-CA
    9) Ikarus
    10) AVG
    11) Avast
    12) Sophos
    13) Dr. Web
    14) Trend Micro
    15) Norman
    16) Command
    17) Panda
    18) Esafe
    19) A2
    20) McAfee
    21) Symantec
    22) InoculateIT-VET

    Please share your experience.
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    I don't use any of the ones on your list.
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    Trend Micro in Office and AVG @home
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    Originally Posted by webhostingdir
    Please share your experience.
    None. In my experience I prefer alternatives to Windows rather than bandaids like these.
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    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.

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    Originally Posted by mengu88
    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.
    Viruses can infect your computer from various means:
    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...
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    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.

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    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.
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    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.
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