Which antivirus are you using on your pc?

@layney (1053)
Italy
February 14, 2007 3:15pm CST
At the moment I'm using Active Virus Shield, a free version by AOL of the infamous Kaspersky, one of the best in the world. I changed to it after using Avast, which had a bad graphical interface. The new one is really better for me. This is on my home pc, while in my office a Symantec antivirus (no Norton) is installed. What about your antivirus?
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17 responses
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
Good for you! Well, I am currently using avira antivir personal classic edition. I have been using this software for almost two years. Since using it, I have never encountered any problems at all with regards to the overall function and system performance of my machine. Otherwise, I am so impressed and grateful with its performance. It updates on a regular basis and this can be scheduled at your most convenient or spare time. It is very light on resources and does not use a lot of memory. Hence, does not slow down your computer. Hope this would help. Have a nice day and God speed!
• India
15 Feb 07
Nod32..its a great antivirus. Less CPU and RAM consumption , powerfull antivirus engine, and easy to use graphical interface..
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• Philippines
17 Feb 07
Yes it is really good. Only Bitdefender outranks it. But the nice interface?
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@layney (1053)
• Italy
15 Mar 07
I never used Nod32 or BitDefender...I don't know them.
• United States
17 Mar 07
i have AVG free. i had problems with norton-even with adjusting the settings,it would constantly interrupt programs. but the free prog works well :) i used mcafee in the past,but it seemed like it wasn't catching things.
@layney (1053)
• Italy
18 Mar 07
Norton is too resource-consuming and not so secure...
• United States
16 Mar 07
I use PCSafteyPlus - it's live protection and has worked great for me. There is a monthly fee (or you can do the yearly fee). I've tried Norton, AVG and spy sweeper. All let in virus and other bad things!
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@layney (1053)
• Italy
18 Mar 07
I don't know it, but it has to be better if it has monthly fees too.
@Zalvor (727)
• Turkey
16 Mar 07
I use AVG Free Edition. It works and the best, it's free!
@layney (1053)
• Italy
18 Mar 07
I'll read more about it, I don't know it.
• Philippines
15 Mar 07
Before when we only had one computer, we used Norton Anti-Virus, but after a year when it expired, we started using AVG which you can download for free from the internet. And that same time, we opened up an internet cafe, so we are using AVG with all our computers. Before we were just using the Free Edition, but now, we are using the "Paid Edition".. =)
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@layney (1053)
• Italy
15 Mar 07
Yeah, you now must use Avg "paid edition". I bet it is more useful yet!
• Brazil
15 Mar 07
-hi friend,would you like know which antivirus that I'm using on my computer. -Really I use Avast antivirus version 4.7 home edition it's very good report all virus...the better this version that I use freeware...you can makes download in website..www.avast.com..it's fantastic!!
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@layney (1053)
• Italy
15 Mar 07
I used Avast until some months ago. I didn't like it its interface and its functionality so I switched to Active Virus Shield.
@miryam (6507)
• Italy
15 Mar 07
Avast too, but I'll change tell me there are one better, but I not remember a name sorry
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@layney (1053)
• Italy
15 Mar 07
I used Avast but then switched to Active Virus Shield...I like it more than the previous.
@borg_queen (2535)
• Philippines
17 Feb 07
My number one favorite is Antivir. But right now I am using Nod32. It doesn't have a good GUI but it detects more than Antivir based on my experience as I surf virtually the same sites everyday. Which is too bad since I really love using antivir. Nod32 actually ranked 1st and Antivir 2nd on the latest test at http://www.av-comparatives.org/ I do hope the Antivir guys would overtake the Nod32 guys someday as I really love using Antivir.
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@layney (1053)
• Italy
15 Mar 07
I didn't know that antivirus chart. I'll take it in account. Bye
• India
17 Feb 07
in my desktop i am using norton antivirus 2006 and in my laptop i am using AVG 7.5 free edition and both r good and my computers are safe
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@layney (1053)
• Italy
15 Mar 07
Well, good to you...hope Norton improved its products. Bye
@trinihd (996)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I had Norton for a little while on my PC then I installed AVG free which I have had forever now and it has been virus-free as far as I know, although I use a separate program for spyware. On my sister's PC which I also "administer" there was Norton and an older version of AVG (which I didn't realise til recently needed upgrading) and that PC had several invasions. I finally updated AVGfree on it so it can download the new definitions and this morning in the wee hours I discovered that while it was doing the regularly scheduled scan, AVG found 84 "bad boys" aka trojans etc. These are now in the virus vault so I'm feeling very confident about the anti-virus status of that PC! I was worried about it when (the expired Demo of) Norton kept warning of all these backdoor viruses but couldn't quarantine or delete them. I believe in using freeware whenever I can so I am glad that AVG is doing the job for me.
@layney (1053)
• Italy
15 Mar 07
Bad! Norton is famous for its problems...it is resources-greedy and not that defensive...
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I have Avast Antivirus 4.7 Home Edition. It was free and I am totally happy with it. Ran it this morning and found a Win32 that needed removed. It did so and I have computing freely off and on all day. Free is my favorite and it was and has performed admirably. Not sure what your problem was, since looks makes no difference as long as it protects the computer.
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@layney (1053)
• Italy
14 Feb 07
Well, I never had problems with Avast but really I didn't like it...it was a personal issue. However I usually change antiviruses and firewalls too. Bye and thank you for the answer.
@pitstop (9717)
• India
5 Mar 07
I'm using AVG free and it seems OK so far. My laptop is really slow though (its old!) and I really cant figure out why. I used Avast and found it slowed my computer quite a bit.
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@desiret (2122)
• Italy
18 Mar 07
i'm using avast antivirus!
@layney (1053)
• Italy
18 Mar 07
I used it before switching to Active Virus Shield
18 Jun 07
I am currently running AVG 7.5 as my antivirus. I used to have Mcafee, which worked quite well, as I only really want something simple, but it never seemed to detect anything. I've recently done a complete overhaul on my computer, to get rid of all the trojans and things I'd picked up, and decided to carry on using AVG after I downloaded it for this.
@DawGwath (1043)
• Romania
16 May 07
I use avast!, even though I'm a little dissapointed. But until now I had Kaspersky, and even though it's a good anti-virus, it uses alot of memory. So I prefer simple and efficient avast!.
• Philippines
20 Mar 07
i'm using avg free edition.. it was good.. every virus i encounter in the net.. my avg heal them.. so i trusted avg.. i also tried nod32 it is also good.. just keep updated your anti virus..