Who Uses Anti Virus?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by omg its nlm, Feb 16, 2006.

?
  1. Yes

    84.4%
  2. No

    7.8%
  3. Run Scans from time to time.

    7.8%
  1. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    Just wondering if there people out there on their home PCs that don't use it. I don't and I dont have any issues. I just have a fireawall and anti-spyware and have no issues for a long time.
     
  2. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    i have avg runing 24/7/365, but then i never have caught a virus as i'm not that stupid to open or download **** :p Router has firewall in it so that is only firewall i use. never use spyware programs.
     
  3. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    There are no known viruses for OS X. I hope there never will be.
     
  4. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    There is one as of two hours ago lol. Your timing is impeccable.

    My iBook is virus free! As to my PCs, I could just copy and paste Henyman's post :p
     
  5. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I know about that and it's not a virus, so my statement stands. ;)

    Technically it's a trojan. Recall that there have been attempts in the past to claim the "1st Mac Virus" ... those turned out not to be.
     
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  6. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    Some day I will have a mac, I was thinking about getting a laptop but I dont know.....
     
  7. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    I've cleaned many systems that have been infected, but no, I've never had a virus in Windows XP.

    Norton Corporate runs quietly in the background, I check the logs every once and awhile, nothing to report.

    Apple plugs lots of 'critical' holes, much like MS

    It is not profitable to write malicious code for Apple's OS. It accounts for less than 5% of installed operating systems.
    That being said, the only reason I don't use it (it's a beautiful piece of work) is that I prefer to build my own computer, and like to occasionally dabble in games.
     
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  8. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

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    I have one installed but I don't keep it running when I use it. I'll do a update/scan everynow and then. I'll start the program and leave it running when someone else is going to be using the PC. :)
     
  9. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    Most times I don't use one. But if I do use one, it is usually avg ..
     
  10. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    AVG on all systems here. No antispyware real time scanner, just Adaware and Spybot.
     
  11. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    Good to know, thanks for the replies I was just intersted to see if there are people like me out there ;)
     
  12. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Yes, but I've not triggered off a virus alert for at least five years now. I sometimes forget I even have it installed. :D
     
  13. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

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    I have McAfee running here, its quite nice because it doesnt use up hardly any resources on my machine and does it's job. it has noticed five attacks of the wmf vuln.
     
  14. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    As most of you have read I am using the Windows OneCare beta on my production system. Let's hope it actually works.
     
  15. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I use AVG Antivirus along with Windows Defender.....never have problems
     
  16. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    I dont have one installed most times.

    If I ever think I let my curiosity get the better of my common sense I'll run by Kaspersky AV 30day trial for a full scan and then remove it again.
     
  17. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I use McAfee 8.0i Enterprise Edition = it rules :D
     
  18. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Personally I don't. I usually install one on computers I set-up for others though.
     
  19. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    Been using NOD32 for many months now. It's probably the best antivirus I've ever used. On my 5 year old Sony Vaio there is very little resource use, and on my newer laptop I don't even notice it :D
     
  20. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    Try disableing "real-time scanning" and tell me that again :p