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[Windows: All] Do you use an antivirus program/firewall?

  

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Heather    2

I use Windows 7 built in firewall, plus my routers firewall and MSE for my anti-virus

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Stingray    10

I don´t use anything. I have not used anything for years...

edit: Just the router´s firewall.

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Jen Smith    117

Most of the systems here have a basic two-way firewall, plus the network is behind a hardware NAT router/firewall setup.

My security is common sense, a locked down browser and a sandbox when dealing with unknowns. You can keep those fat bloated resource hogging popup-inducing inaccurate-as-hell "security" suites, thank you. (I do have an on-demand scanner, doesn't hurt to have one.) If you're running everything and anything and hoping that your software safety-net is going to catch you.. well that's just silly. If you have to ask "Well how do you know you don't have a virus", then you're best off running that security suite.

Well I do have one machine running one, my daughter's, she just doesn't know any better yet. She's only five and basically plays on a few education sites that I have big icons on her desktop for, but better safe than sorry. She's already figured out how to get to YouTube and a few other sites and sooner or later is going to get into trouble.

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c3ntury    133

Microsoft Security Essentials. Best free program out there for Windows when it comes to security imo.

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Lost_Shadows    0

I run an antivirus every once and a while to make sure my computer is healthy, but I don't consider firewalls very useful.

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BoneyardBrew    120

I leave the standard Windows firewall running if that counts, but I don't run antivirus. Its primary function is to protect people who click on random things from themselves, and I don't need that.

That is 100% true. I'm starting to think that I probably don't need an antivirus myself, as I am very careful when it comes to downloading things and what sites I visit. Besides, on a normal day, the only sites I visit are Neowin, DeviantART, Lifehacker, and Gizmodo. :p

Anyway, I am currently using Microsoft Security Essentials and the Windows Firewall (which is getting on my nerves being all it does it block my games from accessing the internet).

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Darth Laidher    37

Mine runs the scan when i'm not using my PC,I haven't had a major infection in years, mostly i get tracking cookies though. You just gotta be safe these days.Its a good thing google chrome and yahoo add safeguards to their searching and browsing.

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riceBox    100

Setups:

Desktop and Dell Laptop: Avira Antivir

HP Laptop: Avast Antivirus

Lenovo Laptop: Kaspersky Anti-Virus

and all use Windows Firewall

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Riggers    186

On-demand scanners plus Sandboxie for the most part. I do some `testing` :whistle: on the other box so it could have anything on...

Nat Routers block the inbound stuff, if your worried about outbound that`s up to you. AV is an old technology that only works some of the time!

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+jamwheat    200

General question: how do you know if your PC is infected, if you've got nothing testing it?

Maybe Trend Micro's free "HouseCall"? I haven't used it in a while though.

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sacasmo    0

Firewall:comodo firewall 4.1

Antivirus:Asquare antimalware

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Nathan Brassington    0

Windows 7 Built in Firewall

Kaspersky Internet Security 2011

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