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2 years ago#1
What Antivirus Software Do You Have? - Results (171 votes)
Avast
26.32% (45 votes)
45
AVG
7.02% (12 votes)
12
Bitdefender
1.17% (2 votes)
2
F-Secure
0% (0 votes)
0
Kaspersky
2.92% (5 votes)
5
McAfee
1.17% (2 votes)
2
Norton
10.53% (18 votes)
18
Trend Micro Titanium
0% (0 votes)
0
Other (Not On This List)
38.01% (65 votes)
65
I have no antivirus software
12.87% (22 votes)
22
This poll is now closed.
I currently have McAfee.

What experience do you have with antivirus? Which is the best in your opinion?
Which is the worst?
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2 years ago#2
Brain. It's pretty effective.
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2 years ago#3
TimePharaoh posted...
Brain. It's pretty effective.


Although I agree with you on how knowing what not to click on, download, etc. is good..
Isn't it possible to still get hacked/get a virus by even being on safe sites? Or even without getting on a browser and simply having an internet connection?

I'm just asking because I know it's possible, but what are the chances of any of that?
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2 years ago#4
Very Rare. Most problems are from user stupidity. It's possible, but really why would a truly skilled person go through all that trouble just to get into your personal desktop? You can't get a virus just by being connected all by itself, they have to be initiated manually one way or another.

Occasionally legit sites do get attacked and used to transfer malware to their users, but even that is rare unless it's a shady site and even then your browser & even google have protection to block it. In the event you do contract a malware or ransomware, having an antivirus is usually useless because they are specifically designed to override & take control of them.
2 years ago#5
Having McAfee and Norton in your poll and no MSE is a fail poll.
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2 years ago#6
Kaspersky....
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2 years ago#7
Panda Cloud.
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2 years ago#8
A lot of you have "Other".

What do you have?
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2 years ago#9
I hate when people say brain. I remember there a virus going around that would infect a fresh XP install. Ever since, I install some kind of antivirus before I connect a new comp to the internet.
2 years ago#10
Madmicky933 posted...
TimePharaoh posted...
Brain. It's pretty effective.


Although I agree with you on how knowing what not to click on, download, etc. is good..
Isn't it possible to still get hacked/get a virus by even being on safe sites? Or even without getting on a browser and simply having an internet connection?

I'm just asking because I know it's possible, but what are the chances of any of that?


Yeah but if you don't have an anti-virus you don't know when you get a virus so therefor you never get any viruses.
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