[Poll] What is your home AV? (part II)

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What is your home AV?

Avast
5
6%
BitDefender
3
4%
ESET-NOD32
7
9%
Kaspersky
8
10%
McAfee
1
1%
Microsoft
4
5%
Sophos
1
1%
Symantec
1
1%
Other
10
13%
None
37
48%
 
Total votes: 77

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Re: [Poll] What is your home AV? (part II)

Post by dejl13 » Mon May 04, 2015 12:41 am

Besides Windows Defender I do not use any "active monitoring" AV software.
I have nearly all the free AV software setup in several virtual machines on my Linux host however, for analyzing malware.

If Windows Defender didn't come pre-installed. I'd use none.

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Re: [Poll] What is your home AV? (part II)

Post by flir » Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:14 am

Lightweight/Reliable.
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Re: [Poll] What is your home AV? (part II)

Post by Aura » Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:37 pm

Used to have Kaspersky Internet Security for years (like 6-7), but recently made the switch to Emsisoft Anti-Malware and now Emsisoft Internet Security since I'm a Malware Hunter there and I also test the product. Both (Kaspersky and Emsisoft) products are excellent and I'm satisfied with them. Maybe one day I'll get to test ESET which also looks interesting.

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Re: [Poll] What is your home AV? (part II)

Post by Brock » Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:05 am

Not surprised that nearly half the voters opted for None
Accept nothing less than STATUS_SUCCESS

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Re: [Poll] What is your home AV? (part II)

Post by EP_X0FF » Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:06 am

I don't know who ever use them now and for what purpose.
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Re: [Poll] What is your home AV? (part II)

Post by Brock » Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:01 am

Completely agree
Accept nothing less than STATUS_SUCCESS

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Re: [Poll] What is your home AV? (part II)

Post by GSnake » Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:27 am

Why AVs are useless in your opinion?

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Re: [Poll] What is your home AV? (part II)

Post by EP_X0FF » Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:47 pm

GSnake wrote:Why AVs are useless in your opinion?
Because they are kind of legalized malware. Why should I use malware on my PC? Why do I need? To protect from another malware? I can do it myself, thanks but no.
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Re: [Poll] What is your home AV? (part II)

Post by GSnake » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:01 pm

I don't follow you on "legalized malware". I get "legalized" but not "malware".

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Re: [Poll] What is your home AV? (part II)

Post by EP_X0FF » Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:02 am

Like the malicious software antivirus software by it nature, implementation and purpose is a legalized version of trojans, rootkits and other fun "software" usually called malware or in best scenario - "unwanted applications". They share the same goals, sometimes same devs and serve same purpose - use your PC and suck money from you.
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