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Anti-Virus software

Postby Conforumist » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:43 pm

I know I'm opening a big can of worms here, but...

I'm currently using Norton 360 Premier. I think it's pretty good overall, but what do y'all use, or like?
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Re: Anti-Virus software

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:56 am

I use the free version of AVG and have never had a problem with it. It's unobtrusive and seems to give me the protection I need. :)
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Re: Anti-Virus software

Postby Watchman44 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:04 am

AVG free here as well. :)
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Re: Anti-Virus software

Postby ChristianBecker » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:39 am

None.
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Re: Anti-Virus software

Postby The Mad Collector » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:18 am

AVG Business for the shop and AVG free at home.
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Re: Anti-Virus software

Postby Conforumist » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:27 pm

Is anyone using Bitdefender?

http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

I don't mind buying if it's good and does not bog down my system.
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Re: Anti-Virus software

Postby Jason » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:46 pm

Avast Free AV. In a recent round up by PC Pro it was the best performing free AV product.
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Re: Anti-Virus software

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:11 pm

:D Avast free on the PC and AVG free on the laptop - Norton sucks and especially interferes with the Adobe apps I use :evil:
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Re: Anti-Virus software

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:00 pm

Avg free for me, Noton is a pile of resource eating restrictive crap as is McAfee. :evil:
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Re: Anti-Virus software

Postby Ghost » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:05 pm

none I paid enough for to have ubuntu installed to not deal with that sort of thing
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Re: Anti-Virus software

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:08 pm

I've also got something called Rapport Real Time Protection, which was free from my bank. It's very unobtrusive and is protection against someone trying to hack into your online banking.
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Re: Anti-Virus software

Postby Penfold » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:09 pm

I use Norton and have not had any problems with it (touch wood).
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Re: Anti-Virus software

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:29 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I've also got something called Rapport Real Time Protection, which was free from my bank. It's very unobtrusive and is protection against someone trying to hack into your online banking.

I've got that as well - is really good with password protection too
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Re: Anti-Virus software

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:00 pm

Ghost Linux is not 100% safe from attacks, although they are few and far between but being non commercial the users are pretty safe, any luck with your player. :?:

edited to add I don't use any on my acer running a version of Linux.
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Re: Anti-Virus software

Postby Ghost » Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:02 pm

I know theres a virus detector in my software centre that I've had a look at
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