What virus protection program do you have?

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  • McAfee

    Votes: 3 20.0%
  • MalwareBytes

    Votes: 1 6.7%
  • Norton 360

    Votes: 4 26.7%
  • Avast

    Votes: 2 13.3%
  • Other

    Votes: 5 33.3%

  • Total voters
    15

Flubber

King Bowser
F-Secure. It's not
SUPER EFFECTIVE
but I don't download to much stuff from Internet, so it's good enough.
 

UltimatePetey

Go! Magnezone!
Flubber said:
F-Secure. It's not
SUPER EFFECTIVE
but I don't download to much stuff from Internet, so it's good enough.
I dont either, but sometimes webpages have viruses.
 

YamiHoshi

Nintendo 3DS Developer
Lol at "I don't download".
Watching YouTube video's, looking at webpages, Forums, Wikies, etc. is all downloading to your temporary folders.

But anyway, I use none, as I don't do anything illegal at all.
My oldest customers use Avast 4.8.
My other customers use MalwareBytes.
 

Puddin

eat the rich
Here's a list of AV I've used and my personal experiences. I can't list pros/cons, these are just my reasons.
  • Avast: See the bottom of my post. It's decent if you use a custom install.
  • AVG: There was an incident a few years ago where it crashed computers by deleting system files so I don't trust it anymore.
  • Avira: Annoying splash screen whenever you update.
  • COMODO: Sometimes when it thinks an EXE is infected, it asks you to send it to their labs but the check box is greyed out and checked. In other words, it forces you to send them personal information.
  • ClamWin: Low detection rate. I wish I could use it though.
  • McAfee: Memory hog. Gives too many false positives. (Calling things infected when they are not.)
  • Norton: A pain to remove from your computer. Gives too many false positives. (Calling things infected when they are not.)


That's how I use Avast but only because I usually know what I'm doing.
 

Mariomario64

Shine Sprite
I remember when my friend's old computer got a virus.
I think he installed some fake antivirus software that turned out to be some sort of malware.
 

schmutz

welcome to the hotel waluigi
I have absolutely no idea. My dad took care of everything since it's the "family computer," and without looking around a bit I really couldn't tell you. But we must have one; we haven't had a single problem with the computer, let alone viruses.
 

DaisyGaga

Da f***, Rosalina?
I use MalwareBytes. It takes almost an hour for the full scan to get done on my computer, but it always gets the job done.
 

ShyGuy27

The Cardinal is dead -- long live The Cardinal!
My parents had an extra subscription to Norton sitting around so I'm on that.
 

YamiHoshi

Nintendo 3DS Developer
Free trial, or free full?
 

YamiHoshi

Nintendo 3DS Developer
In that case, it wasn't for free.
Actually, every Windows PC you're buying, you pay for a (bulk) Windows license without you knowing that, and I'm sure you've done that for Norton too.
I mean, go to a typical PC shop, ask them for a custom build PC, and they'll give you a specific price.
Now ask to remove Windows 7 from the list, and you'll get the PC 100 Euro's cheaper.

This happened to me at 3 out of 3 shops I've visited.
Don't expect that to happen in a normal shop like Media Markt, they said "we can't, sorry", and that mainly happens with all HP, Siemens, Acer, Asus, Samsung, Dell, Toshiba, whatever PC's.
 

NintendoQueen814

Gengar ♥
I have seen the title of this thread for awhile now, but all of a sudden, it looked like it said "What type of protection do you use?" . . . . .
 
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