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I know that there will be allot of different Opinions here, But i want to know which AV is used the most... So please tell me what you are using ...

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Avast 4.8 + Spybot 1.5.2 + Common sense ...

The last one being the most effective one you can get ...
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I tend to use common sense alone on my computers, but if I have to install an Anti-virus on a paranoid person's PC, I'll always use Avast. Great for a free program.

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i personly use avivra (spelling?) its a good little program that doesnt slowdown your PC

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Avast! since I can remember. Started out with the free version, but upgraded to Pro. Tried all the others, but Avast works the best for me.

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I either use Avast! or Synamtec Endpoint Protection
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Post by Chicago »

AVG 8.0 (free)
just great AV. Won't slow PC down ever!

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McAfee ViorusScan Enterprise 8.5i
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AVG Free 8 all the way. It even has a link scanner built into it, so when you do Google searches, it'll let you know if it's a safe link.

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Post by Jeff »

I really use mainly common sense, but just as a fail safe, I use Kaspersky and Spy Sweeper. A little overkill, I know, but I want to be ASAP (as safe as possible).
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i use mcafee. it slows down my computer a little, but not that much. for some reason mcafee.com says i have been paying for every version ive used for the past few years, but i never have - im not complaining.

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goalie1998 wrote:i use mcafee. it slows down my computer a little, but not that much. for some reason mcafee.com says i have been paying for every version ive used for the past few years, but i never have - im not complaining.
A friend of mine had the same case, yet, he was very happy to switch to AVG.
Give it a chance! AVG v8 is really great!

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Post by Krigo »

My favorite Anti Virus Software is probably AVG Free 8, sure people say that AVG has had problems in the past, it's not the best, but it's better than the other Anti Virus software out there. Seriously though, if you're going to criticize AVG, at least try it first.

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if you go to http://www.av-comparatives.org/, they give reveiws of the "top" av programs. avg ranked very well along with the more mainstream programs.

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Ok, Thank you for all opinions...

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Post by viper »

on 3 PCs (10 OSs/partitions) i use Avast! & on 1 (Vista ) i use NOS32 + common sence on the all.

The servers (WHS & Server 2008) I use common sence only, as i dont want to break the bank buying a server AV.

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I used to swear by nod32 but i recently tried avast free and liked it so much i bought pro, and with this i use spybot + comodo pro.
The safest i`ve ever been i think and none of them impact system speed in the slightest.

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Post by QuiescentWonder »

I use common sense on my own PC, for anyone else I suggest AVG. It's small, easy, and doesn't slow down your PC.

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Post by seika »

I use Norton 360 or NIS.

you should try nod32 for speed but it has horrible detection and is unable to remove threats most of time.

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Post by RGaspar »

NOD32

it's awesome. Just got a few virus on my computer and they didn't touch any serious

But the antivirus usually detect them before I download files or I click some sites

It's great, try it out
I'm so newbie here.

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Only on supporter of Avira? Its a great (free) program and has topped the lst a few times.
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Post by Saarineames »

Avira is great, too. Forgot about that one. Didn't care for the ads, but who's complaining?

Nod32 -- ehh, to me it's overrated. But many people are very fond it.

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I use OfficeScan Client/Server Edition 8.0 which is best Antivirus/Antispyware in my opinion. It works in back ground and continuously scans files and folders and unlike other antivirus where we have to start scan which takes lots of memory.

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Saarineames wrote:Avira is great, too. Forgot about that one. Didn't care for the ads, but who's complaining?

Nod32 -- ehh, to me it's overrated. But many people are very fond it.
And remember that Avira is, at the moment, the only (free) ant virus which incorporates rootkit detection and cleansing. The UAC merely warns of its presence

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Post by Popbob »

I mostly use common sense and occasionally scan with AVG.

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