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  1. manus31's Avatar
    in the last year I've gone through a ton of antivirus programs.I have generally used avast free for years with little issue until it started to cause problems with a vmware application I needed to use.Since then I've tried avira.but I scrapped that last week when I got a bad Trojan,first I had in years.Im currently using bitdefender 2015 because I got a free 8 month licence,but I'm interested to know what antivirus people are using at the moment ? I usually go by av-comparatives recommendations and I prefer a free option
    01-16-2015 01:40 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Avast!'s free antivirus has served me well for years.

    I've had stints where I got along fine with Windows Defender (Windows 8 - AKA Security Essentials) for basic protection, but I like the bigger toolbox and guns of Avast - but thats just me.

    AVG is also a fine solution, but not one I've used personally yet.
    01-16-2015 01:43 PM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I've mostly used Avira (after lots of research on who provides the best free-ware AV and periodic reinvestigations to confirm what has changed). But recent versions seem to have issue if you aren't online for awhile. It gets fussy to update, etc.

    I'm now using Windows Defender. I think they are much improved over where they were at and just after release.
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    01-16-2015 01:59 PM
  4. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    I use Windows defender (security essential for Windows 7), I used Avast in the past, but I felt that it makes my VAIO slow :|
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    01-16-2015 02:07 PM
  5. dKp1977's Avatar
    Been using McAfee with DOS and Windows 95 and onwards until I made the switch to Avira on XP. Since Win 7 the only thing installed is security essentials. Tbh, there's no way to get any viruses or other malware, if you use a little common sense and just keep your eyes open.
    01-16-2015 02:36 PM
  6. etphoto's Avatar
    Webroot.
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    01-16-2015 02:39 PM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    NOD32 from ESET.
    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 920 via Tapatalk
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    01-16-2015 02:59 PM
  8. Guytronic's Avatar
    Avast Free.
    I recently started using Malwarebytes premium too.
    01-16-2015 03:00 PM
  9. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    I've used McAfee, Norton & Kaspersky over the years, but they were always dog slow. Now I use Windows Defender, touch-wood never had an issue and it doesn't slow my machine down...

    G.
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    01-16-2015 04:34 PM
  10. wphashan's Avatar
    I'm using AVG free since I bought my first laptop. So far it's doing the job.
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    01-16-2015 04:38 PM
  11. bradleymcc6's Avatar
    Norton 360
    01-16-2015 04:42 PM
  12. darkest.white's Avatar
    Common sense
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    01-16-2015 04:45 PM
  13. sinime's Avatar
    I've just been using the stock windows defender... I also practice safe surfing... If something looks fishy, I either don't click on it or open it on my phone.
    Last edited by sinime; 01-18-2015 at 12:13 PM.
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    01-16-2015 04:47 PM
  14. jmshub's Avatar
    The last AV I purchased was NOD32 a few years ago, but I have been perfectly happy since then with Microsoft's Security Essentials / Defender.
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    01-16-2015 04:54 PM
  15. JohnStrk's Avatar
    I've been using ESET NOD32 for years and it's great. Not a system resource hog like other products and never had an issue or virus with it. I usually save $$ in renewing it every year by buying a new version of it OEM from a really good Newegg.com sale. This year I got it for $10.
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    01-16-2015 04:59 PM
  16. Stefan Holder's Avatar
    I use built in Windows defender. Not much else needed really. I don't click every and any link on the net....
    Sent from my Lumia 1320 all the way from Jupiter.
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    01-16-2015 05:25 PM
  17. sumton's Avatar
    Using the default WD on w8.1
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    01-18-2015 01:08 AM
  18. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I've been using ESET NOD32 for years and it's great. Not a system resource hog like other products and never had an issue or virus with it. I usually save $$ in renewing it every year by buying a new version of it OEM from a really good Newegg.com sale. This year I got it for $10.
    I started using ESET NOD32 several years ago upon recommendation from a friend who is Network Admin. I've never had issues with viruses, and it is lightweight, not a resource hog like Norton/McAfee.
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    01-18-2015 01:36 AM
  19. bmetelsky's Avatar
    Avast along with MBAM premium.
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    01-18-2015 01:55 AM
  20. anon9059916's Avatar
    Panda cloud antivirus
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    01-18-2015 02:16 AM
  21. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Common sense
    I've just been using too stock windows defender... I also practice safe surfing... If something looks fishy, I either don't click on it or open it on my phone.
    I also stay far away from dodgy sites.
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    01-18-2015 02:25 AM
  22. Conan143's Avatar
    Norton 360..It serves me well..
    01-18-2015 02:35 AM
  23. mprice86's Avatar
    Windows Defender, AdBlock for Chrome/Firefox and common sense are all that are needed to stay virus free these days.

    If you're going to be downloading a load of dodgy software or other things from fileshares or torrents I would recommend using something more robust like Avast! or doing it in a VM and then transferring it out once you know it's clean.
    02-23-2015 06:30 AM
  24. WhiteNiteLite's Avatar
    I've been using Defender and Malwarebytes Premium when I need ultra protection. I'm really good with my habits, but my the rest of my family members fall for every fake download link and trick there is. The combo between these two has held up to everything that gets thrown at them and without bogging the system down at all. On my computers that I use lightly (and only by me), I use only Defender with a manual scan from Malwarebytes Free periodically.
    02-23-2015 07:10 AM
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    02-23-2015 07:32 AM
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