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Which antivirus are you using?
October 09, 2008 01:37PM
I'm currently using AVG Free but thinking about switching to BitDefender (purchased copy which is quite reasonable) which seems to be getting some good reviews.

What are you using and how do you rate it?
Anonymous User
Re: Which antivirus are you using?
October 09, 2008 01:39PM
being forced to use mcafee. I AM SOOO FRUSTRATED!!!! the stupid thing keeps switching itself on even though I switch it off - well, actually , work policies switches it on for me.......
Anonymous User
Re: Which antivirus are you using?
October 09, 2008 01:39PM
I'm using SELinux. It updates regularly and stays pretty much in the background
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October 09, 2008 01:46PM
AVG Free at home, BitDefender at work.
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October 09, 2008 01:50PM
I have a mac.,....macs are like chuck norris, they dont need anti virus software!
Re: Which antivirus are you using?
October 09, 2008 02:15PM
LOL, okay the question was clearly directed at Windows users! smile
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scy
Re: Which antivirus are you using?
October 09, 2008 02:20PM
Using Kaspersky. Very reliable, high detection rate & good security measures that actualy work.

Someone I stay with bought Bit Defender from Incredible a while ago, the updates are flippin big and his connection usually cuts when tries to download them. It slowed down his PC and 1 day it got disabled by virus - It could'nt scan/update so I repaired it.

Surprisingly if you google "Top 10 antivirus", you'll find that most sites rate Bit Defender as no.1 and Kaspersky as no.2. From my little experience, I recommend Kaspersky.
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October 09, 2008 02:38PM
We use NOD32, very good. But Kaspersky is also good. Stay away from Trend AV.
Anonymous User
Re: Which antivirus are you using?
October 09, 2008 02:58PM
durex winking smiley
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scy
Re: Which antivirus are you using?
October 09, 2008 03:06PM
@ Celene:

Do you mean the one that wishes men who use its competitors' products happy fathers day?
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October 09, 2008 03:13PM
even with durex, the firewall can still break smiling smiley
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October 09, 2008 03:14PM
Abstinence is the way to go, if you dont use your PS's "Hard Drive" you are assured to not get a virus smiling smiley But as we all know, our human nature would never permit that!

Then again, why did "stiffies" never get viruses? smiling smiley
Anonymous User
Re: Which antivirus are you using?
October 09, 2008 03:16PM
*cackle*

sorry, I just got side tracked and trench minded
Re: Which antivirus are you using?
October 09, 2008 03:17PM
OMG, a discussion NEVER stays on track in this place!!!

smile
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October 09, 2008 03:20PM
hehehe, imagine your PC picks up a virus, and gets warts? smiling smiley
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October 09, 2008 03:20PM
and they only appear on the hard drive smiling smiley
Anonymous User
Re: Which antivirus are you using?
October 09, 2008 03:25PM
or the usb port thingies
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October 09, 2008 03:27PM
hehehhe, mind you, there are plenty of insert points in a computer!
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October 09, 2008 03:33PM
You can tell your PC that its not allowed to go on the net until its old enough...
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Mac
Re: Which antivirus are you using?
October 09, 2008 03:48PM
From AVG to Kaspersky to Spydoctor (but no AV) to whatsitsname to Microsoft Forefront Security (Unisa uses it - yes I know but it is actually not too bad) to Mcafee to the absolute best - BitDefender. I will not use anything else - unlike other AV's it does not grind the boot up process down, and it is comprehensive. For the price its a steal.

Mcafee continues to harass you for updates, and while you can supposedly choose manual, it doesn't listen. Wrote to them, and they told me to get bugger off if I think their product stinks because they assume the whole world is always connected. So I did just that.
Anonymous User
Re: Which antivirus are you using?
October 09, 2008 03:51PM
what is the other antivirus that they flog to you for an arm and a leg at incredible connection.
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October 09, 2008 03:53PM
isnt it dr norton?
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Mac
Re: Which antivirus are you using?
October 09, 2008 04:00PM
Yes Norton - something like R600. Does anyone actually buy stuff from Incredible Connection eye popping smiley
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October 09, 2008 04:20PM
Incredible Corruption.. NO.
Anonymous User
Re: Which antivirus are you using?
October 09, 2008 04:24PM
stay away from the Incredible Deception!
Anonymous User
Re: Which antivirus are you using?
October 09, 2008 04:36PM
yeah.. dr norton - my mom had that - what a crock of shit!!! worse than mcafee

all I know is that mcafee and java do not live in harmony on one pc!
Re: Which antivirus are you using?
October 09, 2008 06:13PM
I'v use a lot of diffrent anti virus software and found that Bit Defender is the best. Norton slows your pc down to much. AVG is not bad either.
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October 09, 2008 06:31PM
AVG used to not be bad. The new one is horrid though :/

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Re: Which antivirus are you using?
October 10, 2008 11:33AM
Bit Defender is not too bad, but can be a little too intrusive and tries to take over a little.
Norton is the worst at taking over.
We use McAfee at work, and despite constant updates, I have come across a few viruses that it could not handle.
Riaan, I'm not too surprised that you went south on this, however I am a little surprised that it was started by Celene. smile
Anonymous User
Re: Which antivirus are you using?
October 10, 2008 12:17PM
*snicker*
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