Poll: Anti-virus software?
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Yes
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Voters: 91.
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#1
Does you computer have anti-virus software? Mine doesn't, and I'm thinking that might be one of the reasons my DSL is so slow. Just wondering if most people have it. I'm thinking of using Norton.
#3
I'm not sure how you haven't been attacked by anything yet.

OT: I use Norton and I like it, but probably because I don't have to pay for it.
#4


absolutely horrendously stupid to not have an AV on windows, especially especially if you are on xp.

get mse, its free, and its better than any other free AV's as determined by multiple software websites.

http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/mse.aspx


and since you already have internet slowdowns, download this and do a scan

http://www.malwarebytes.org/
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#5
I don't have any anti-virus software because I have a mac.


However, I am a CompSci major and I'm pretty knowledgable about these things, and if you have a windows-based computer, it is definitely a good idea to have virus software. My top recommendation is "AVAST!" Not only is it free, but it's also very effective, more-so than Norton or any of the other shit you have to pay for.
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#7
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for people who want to see the poll results but don't have an opinion on the poll itself.
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#8
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Does you computer have anti-virus software? Mine doesn't, and I'm thinking that might be one of the reasons my DSL is so slow. Just wondering if most people have it. I'm thinking of using Norton.
BAD IDEA. Norton slows down your cycles per second significantly. I'd recommend Avast. It definitely protects you while not slowing your PC down as much as many of the others. And it's free.

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#9
AVG is pretty nifty. So's Avast!. Both are free and has pretty much all you need.
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#10
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What's the '...' option for?...


TS thought more people would answer "no" so he put another option under it so he could have a penis poll
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#11
I just switched form Norton to Avast because Norton was annoying the shit out of me, popping every 2 seconds. Currently figuring out how to uninstall Norton.
#12
Quote by WastedxYears
I don't have any anti-virus software because I have a mac.


However, I am a CompSci major and I'm pretty knowledgable about these things, and if you have a windows-based computer, it is definitely a good idea to have virus software. My top recommendation is "AVAST!" Not only is it free, but it's also very effective, more-so than Norton or any of the other shit you have to pay for.


My girlfriend has a mac and has had multiple viruses.
...just saying.
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#13
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I have avast! because it's piratey.

+1 Avast's talk like a pirate option is awesome!
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#14
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I'm a fellow Comp Sci major.


Nice dude! What year/school?


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My girlfriend has a mac and has had multiple viruses.
...just saying.


I've had my macbook pro for 2 years, and it has not once gotten a virus. Of course, at the same time, I am a knowledgable and responsible computer user, I don't click random links and install everything i see. For example, the latest known mac virus is something called MacDefender and the only way it can cause harm to your computer is if you explicitly grant it access to do so, and yet many people were victims of this virus. That is because knowledge-less people (i don't want to say "stupid") unknowingly do stupid things like that.

Viruses for mac are very few and far between. In the same period of 2 years, I'm sure I would have had many many more virus related problems on a windows PC (trust me, I've owned windows machines too!).


With that being said, I'm not a fanboy. I don't want to start a mac vs PC debate. I think both systems have their merits, and lets leave it at that.
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#15
i have no av and a shitty pc dell netbook running on either vista or xp and i still havent gotten a virus. its a wonder
#16
I have MSE. Used to have Norton and something else because they came with the computer but they were really slow.
I've only had a virus once.
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#17
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Nice dude! What year/school?


I've had my macbook pro for 2 years, and it has not once gotten a virus. Of course, at the same time, I am a knowledgable and responsible computer user, I don't click random links and install everything i see. For example, the latest known mac virus is something called MacDefender and the only way it can cause harm to your computer is if you explicitly grant it access to do so, and yet many people were victims of this virus. That is because knowledge-less people (i don't want to say "stupid") unknowingly do stupid things like that.

Viruses for mac are very few and far between. In the same period of 2 years, I'm sure I would have had many many more virus related problems on a windows PC (trust me, I've owned windows machines too!).


With that being said, I'm not a fanboy. I don't want to start a mac vs PC debate. I think both systems have their merits, and lets leave it at that.


I didn't doubt that, and I too do not want to start that debate.
Really though, I was just stating that it does still happen.
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#18
Quote by jmonko
My girlfriend has a mac and has had multiple viruses.
...just saying.

That's why I have Sophos on my mac. It works great, and is probably on par with the mac version of ESET Nod32(which I was in the beta for). And I have MSE on my windows server, since I'm not a total dumbass.
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#20
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I just switched form Norton to Avast because Norton was annoying the shit out of me, popping every 2 seconds. Currently figuring out how to uninstall Norton.


Norton has a "removal tool" on their site. Its so you can get rid of the horrible - resource killing - slow everything to a crawl Norton.

I run Avira myself. It works fairly well. After removing Norton and installing Avira, it found 3 virus on my system that Norton didn't.

I also run Malwarebytes, the paid version, and it has been a godsend... although the false positivies are a bit of a pain.
#21
I have Microsoft Security Essentials and the full version of Malwarebytes.

Norton kills computer speed and Avast doesn't find anything. Ever.
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#22
Used to use trendmicro, that stuff is pretty god. Just use AVG now
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#23
Quote by WastedxYears
I don't have any anti-virus software because I have a mac.


However, I am a CompSci major and I'm pretty knowledgable about these things, and if you have a windows-based computer, it is definitely a good idea to have virus software. My top recommendation is "AVAST!" Not only is it free, but it's also very effective, more-so than Norton or any of the other shit you have to pay for.


I was under the impression that Macs had AV software built in now
#24
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I was under the impression that Macs had AV software built in now

They only really have something that will detect that Mac Defender virus and its variants. It was in one of the updates a month or so ago, but I don't know how it works, since it doesn't seem to be a usable program, and I never got the virus.
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#25
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They only really have something that will detect that Mac Defender virus and its variants. It was in one of the updates a month or so ago, but I don't know how it works, since it doesn't seem to be a usable program, and I never got the virus.


Weird, you'd think if they were gonna do something like that they'd go the whole hog and futureproof the system.
#26
Quote by jmonko
My girlfriend has a mac and has had multiple viruses.
...just saying.

Am I the only person who thought this guy was making a joke?

Anywhom, I use AVG, and between that and general Internet savvy I consider myself pretty well protected.
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#27
Stop watching/downloading porn, TS.

OT: I have Norton. It's alright. Gets the job done. Might make my computer slow but eh. I barely notice it.
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#28
The best antivirus is the user.

You can have the best antivirus in the world, but if you always click on "penis enlargement" or "you are the 999.999th visitor" or "click here to scan your PC" you WILL get viruses.

Or you can have no antivirus and be smart and you won't get any virus.

But if you really need an antivirus, Avira and Avast are the best free options. AVG is slightly below them.
#29
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The best antivirus is the user.

You can have the best antivirus in the world, but if you always click on "penis enlargement" or "you are the 999.999th visitor" or "click here to scan your PC" you WILL get viruses.

Or you can have no antivirus and be smart and you won't get any virus.

But if you really need an antivirus, Avira and Avast are the best free options. AVG is slightly below them.



But even sites that are trusted could get injected with a redirect script to a virus. Nothing is ever safe and browsing without an anti-virus is a stupid idea.
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#30
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for people who want to see the poll results but don't have an opinion on the poll itself.


There's a "view poll results" link right below the poll.

OT: Use avast! and be sensible about what you do with your computer.
#31
I use Nod32 and Malwarebytes.
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#32
My computer came with a 5 year premium mcafee sub, so I just use that. Works fine and doesn't eat a lot of memory.
#34
Yeah. Windowsusers should ALWAYS have an AV. I've got BullGuard Internet security. Works fine for me.
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#35
Nah, I have Malwarebytes tho and that usually gets rid of any virus I get..
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#37
I use Norton because that's what I've used forever. Never had a problem, I love the UI in the latest versions and since having it never get viruses. By current computer is way too ridiculously good for what I use it for, so I haven't noticed any slowdown problems.

I did once have AVG instead, and that was a pile of crap. Seriously, in that one year I had to reboot by PC from scratch because the system files got infected by shit it let through.
#38
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I use Norton because that's what I've used forever. Never had a problem, I love the UI in the latest versions and since having it never get viruses. By current computer is way too ridiculously good for what I use it for, so I haven't noticed any slowdown problems.

I did once have AVG instead, and that was a pile of crap. Seriously, in that one year I had to reboot by PC from scratch because the system files got infected by shit it let through.


Yeah, AVG is a pretty funny joke.
#39
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This is relevant to me.

I do run Avast on my XP virtual machine just to get rid of the annoying popup that tells me I don't have an antivirus installed.
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