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#16 Detection


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 00:30

Definitively the worst poll of 2013 so far. One that does not permit voting!

See the above - you can vote "Not on this list" for the 2nd part

#17 +Brando212


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 00:31

nod32 is still the best IMO as far as paid anti-virus goes :)

#18 brn



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 00:32

Personally, I only use free AV programs. But if I had to recommend one, I'd go with whatever the latest AV test recommends. Seems like best practice.

#19 Detection


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 00:33

nod32 is still the best IMO as far as paid anti-virus goes :)

Well and truly agreed ;)

#20 medhunter


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:02

It seems I might be the only vote for symantic
Bought at a reasonable sale a month ago.
Enjoying the deprivation of source hog features

#21 Motoko.


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:04

Common Sense 2013

#22 wahoospa



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:14

You mean you can buy anti-virus protection?
I've never bought any and never done without anti-virus protection.
But I would prefer kaspersky if I bought any.

#23 Xerxes


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:29

Trend Micro user here, been using them for years now and very happy with their software. "The best AV" is subjective, for me personally, Trend Micro meets my needs and works flawlessly (Y)

#24 Somnus



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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:35

I just switched from Kaspersky to G-Data. It's always rated highly on the comparatives list, and it just plain works. It is also so much faster than Kaspersky when scanning. I've used ESET in the past as well, and frankly it was one of the worst experiences I have ever had with software.

So I voted G-Data. If you haven't tried it, you honestly should.

#25 cork1958



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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:46

I voted Kaspersky although I can't see the point of paying for an AV when there are quite a few free AV's that are just as good, and probably lighter on resources due to NOT having all the unnecessary bells and whistles, than their pay for counter parts.

#26 Royalty™


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:28

The best, like always, is ESET. Love ESET with Malwarebytes. :)

#27 Aheer.R.S.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:36

I Like Zonealarm ISS, (kaspersky AV engine)
and no issues with spybot resident or kaspersky root kit remover

#28 remixedcat



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:59

We need webroot in this thread yo! I hope they ain't afraid to come on here to talk to us anymore. I like having them here.

#29 IronSkull


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:55

Another vote for ESET for me. Does absolutely everything that I need it to do, good protection in the network etc, easy to disable temporarily to allow certain stuff that could be potentially dangerous but I know isn't really. :shifty:

#30 calimike



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 23:24

Your antivirus software probably won't prevent a cyberattack :angry: