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Poll: Favorite Paid AV 2012 (506 member(s) have cast votes)

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#16 +patseguin

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:25

Bit Defender Hands-Down. In fact, I bought it for my company and got 5 free license keys. I have 2 left, PM me if you want one.


#17 ilovetech

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:38

Norton 2012 definitive.

#18 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:50

ESET Smart Security

#19 Midnight Mick

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:54

Antivir Premium

#20 camuflage

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 00:39

Avira Premium!

#21 JJ_

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 02:06

Kaspersky Anti-Virus. Been using is since 2004 & never looked back.

#22 articuno1au

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 02:12

Is it just me or is Norton straight up not in that list?

#23 44MLX

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 02:20

Eset Nod Smart Security!

#24 way2quik

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:42

ESET my vote. Kaspersky is good as well.

#25 jnelsoninjax

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:49

I just bought Kaspersky Pure, as my KIS license had one day left, but I would not use anything else! I also have the full version of malware bytes running. Also to be fair, Malwarebytes is not technically a anti-virus program...

Is it just me or is Norton straight up not in that list?

It is there under Symantec/PC Tools/Norton

#26 mtrftw

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:32

ESS

#27 crawling_nanny

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:02

Avira - Light, fast, efficient

#28 Nick H.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:38

I'll probably get told to leave or something, but my question is genuine: why do people choose to pay for an antivirus system when there are plenty of free alternatives? In a business environment I can understand the reasoning, but for home use? The free alternatives seem to do just as good a job as the commercial options.

#29 InsaneNutter

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:39

Sophos - lightweight, not bloated with crap and works great without taking over your system.

@Intrinsica i agree, only used Sophos at home due to getting a copy of it for free.

#30 HighwayGlider

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:50

Norton 2012 for paid,
MSE for free.