What virus protection do you use?

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What virus protection do you use?

HannahPanda HannahPanda
What programs do you use to keep your computer clean? There are a lot of free ones that can do that job well, but some people choose to purchase virus programs from stores, instead. What do you use?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Norton Antivirus
xyrella , Ash1141 , Errant Venture , dv8
4
McAfee
Ms. N , alliegator , BlooJay
3
Spybot Search & Destroy
Drakoni , padmeamidala , Crystal1 , darthkitt3n , dv8
5
Malware Bytes
Mike Honcho , Ms. N , alliegator , dv8 , K101
5
Avast Antivirus
Chirple , Jessie<3 , darthkitt3n , eeep , namelesschaos
5
Other
MrWishyWashy , T&A1987 , Rod Martini , RonLee , Sinfully , Ghost , Love Perpetua , Lummox , DeliciousSurprise , Vanille , Mike Honcho , Ms. Spice , ijako9 , Lucky21 , blacklodge , EastCoast36 , unfulfilled , darthkitt3n , Missmarc , Stinkytofu10 , Airen Wolf , SMichelle
22
Total votes: 44 (37 voters)
Poll is closed
12/18/2011
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TheCleansing TheCleansing
None. :/ and that's okay.
12/18/2011
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
I'm a programmer and have spoken with several co-workers on this topic, including the security folks at my company. I was a die hard Norton subscriber for years. I was talked into using AVG (free-ware) a few years ago and have not had a problem since. Virus free for about 2 or 3 years now. I also run on occasion, Spybot and Ad-Aware every 2 or so months to be on the safe side.
12/18/2011
T&A1987 T&A1987
basically all of the above.
12/18/2011
Rod Martini Rod Martini
I bought a Mac, so I just raw dog it with Safari.
12/18/2011
Sinfully Sinfully
None, but I use a macbook. Very rare to get a virus.
12/18/2011
Chirple Chirple
Back on PC, use Avast. But also Malwarebytes for an occasional scan.

It's okay to have multiple ones as long as they're not ACTIVE at the same time. Pick one for active scanning and you can have as many as you want for the occasional all-over scan.

When I had a Mac, I had Sophos (free). It did catch something once so although there wasn't much risk, I mean... why not ?
12/18/2011
Ghost Ghost
Kaspersky.
12/19/2011
Love Perpetua Love Perpetua
I don't usually use an anti-virus program since I have a mac, but I have used Sophos.
12/19/2011
Lummox Lummox
Quote:
Originally posted by Ghost
Kaspersky.
Same here!
12/19/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
I use ClamXav for my mac, though I know it's entirely excessive to do so.
12/19/2011
Vanille Vanille
Ubuntu Linux.

(...I have none.)
12/19/2011
Mike Honcho Mike Honcho
AVG and Malware Bytes
12/19/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
None. And I've had almost no issues with my computer, knock on wood.
12/19/2011
ijako9 ijako9
None! I have a Mac
12/19/2011
Lucky21 Lucky21
Mac user here!!!
12/19/2011
blacklodge blacklodge
On my Mac, I have no virus protection. \m/

But on my pc laptop: Avira.
12/19/2011
EastCoast36 EastCoast36
Kaspersky
12/19/2011
Ash1141 Ash1141
Norton.
12/19/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
My husband is a computer technician and is in school for computer software/programming at the moment and will be getting his master's in computer security so we go through all sorts of anti-virus software. We've used Mcafee, kaspersky, norton, spybot search and destroy, advast, malwarebytes, superantispyware, at one point or another. He's always on the lookout for a good one. We usually install maleware bytes and superantispyware free versions when we're fixing computers for customers that bring us computers that have virus' on it.
12/19/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
Macs can get viruses.

I use Norton Internet Security.
12/20/2011
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by HannahPanda
What programs do you use to keep your computer clean? There are a lot of free ones that can do that job well, but some people choose to purchase virus programs from stores, instead. What do you use?
I don't use any
12/20/2011
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
AVG anti-virus.
12/20/2011
HannahPanda HannahPanda
Quote:
Originally posted by TheCleansing
None. :/ and that's okay.
Yeah, it can be if you just watch what you download and are well knowledged on what to avoid online.
12/20/2011
HannahPanda HannahPanda
Quote:
Originally posted by Missmarc
I don't use any
None? Wow!
12/20/2011
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by HannahPanda
What programs do you use to keep your computer clean? There are a lot of free ones that can do that job well, but some people choose to purchase virus programs from stores, instead. What do you use?
We use kaspersky
12/20/2011
eeep eeep
I have used norton, mcafee, and malware bytes in the past, but always ended up searching for something better in the end, Currently I am using avast and have been liking it a lot.
12/20/2011
SMichelle SMichelle
I used to use Norton but it expired recently. I need to find something else..
12/20/2011
K101 K101
Malware and it works just fine on it's own. I don't trust Norton at all! Too many bad experiences.
12/30/2011
Total posts: 29
Unique posters: 27