Which payware anti-virus app do you use and why?

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Just would like to know what people use and why.  thx ::g::

Re: Which payware anti-virus app do you use and why?



On Wed, 20 Aug 2008 08:13:13 -0400, MitchellWmA wrote:

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There are many good Anti-Virus applications available, and almost everyone
has his favorite. Most of the users are emotionally attached to their AV
application and will have excellent reasons for not recommending any other
brand.
The most important thing here is that all of the available choices listed
are better in some respects than in others, and which choice is better for
*you* depends on what you do, how you work, and which features you use. The
way you use your PC is different from others.
Have a look at this:
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm
and be guided accordingly.
Good info can be obtained here:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/page.php?id=20
and here:
http://www.av-comparatives.org /

BTW, the average homeuser operating a stand-alone computer can get by with
freely available good quality AV software.

Re: Which payware anti-virus app do you use and why?



MitchellWmA wrote:
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AVG 7.5, and Counterspy. Have used AVG for a long time, its does a good
job. Counterspy finds stuff AVG misses. Also run other programs from
time to time, each program finds stuff others miss.

HTH

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wolf k.

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I'm currently paying for a McAfee subscription because

a. am using my computer to work from home and it satisfied the
requirements my employer's IT dept.

b. at the time, I didn't know that there was good a-v freeware
available.

There will be significant temptation to switch to Avira when the time
comes, if I can get IT to go along. If not I will probably keep
McAfee. I have no complaints about it, but I'd rather save the $ if I
can.

GrtArtiste

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On Wed, 20 Aug 2008 10:35:03 -0700 (PDT), GrtArtiste wrote:

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I'd be interested to know the reason as to why your IT people would not
allow you to use the free version of Avira AntiVir.  

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At this time, I do not *know* that they would refuse my use of Avira.
The use of a free a-v, Avira or other, was never brought up. As I said
previously...I didn't know any better. Now that I do, I will ask 11
months from now when my McAfee subscription expires. Then we'll see.

GrtArtiste

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Kayman wrote:
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Because he is would maybe break the terms and conditons of the free version.

Gaz



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ESET NOD32.  Doesn't cost a lot, has a very small footprint,  and seems to
update itself even more than once a day.  Have used it for about six years
with no problem.



Re: Which payware anti-virus app do you use and why?



On Wed, 20 Aug 2008 19:24:38 -0500, "Little Charlie"

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Which alternatives?
http://www.av-comparatives.org/seiten/ergebnisse/summary2007.pdf


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Fred W. (NL)

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On Thu, 21 Aug 2008 10:34:24 -0500, "Little Charlie"

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Hmmm , I left that site long ago, I prefer AV-Comparatives.
http://www.av-comparatives.org /
(and you could make your own half 2008 comparison.)
http://www.av-comparatives.org/seiten/overview.html
http://www.av-comparatives.org/seiten/comparatives.html


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detection rates than Eset NOD32, Trend Micro, Norton 2008, F-Prot, McAfee and
many other pay-for AV products. So my answer is to review this site and consider
the fact that both well-known free AV's out scored many pay-for 'big names'
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Yes, and even there the FREE Avira AntiVir is better than AVG and Avast.
 ;-)


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outscored in detection by AVG free. So in summary to answer you I submit newer
data than you did in your question and let the test results speak for themselves.


Many tests, many results.


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practical. Moreover it saves me annual 'subscription' renewals that the products
that failed this test so greedily enforce. Thank you.


I prefer NOD32 and Avira AntiVir.
But so many people, so many opinions.
 ;-)

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Fred W. (NL)

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Norton Internet Security 2008 despite 'bloatware' status as it covers most
bases as well as any and better than some. Been using Symantec products for
at least 8 years and they cover my modest needs adequately. Of course YMMV. <G>

Bud

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Thanks for everyone's responses.  It really helps to get other
people's views.

Cheers.  ::g::

Re: Which payware anti-virus app do you use and why?



MitchellWmA, 8/20/2008,8:13:13 AM, wrote:

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ESET NOD32 is one of the only software applications I've been willing
to pay for.

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