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Do you OWN antivirus+antispyware?

Do you own PURCHASED antivirus/antispyware?


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#1
As in actually have PURCHASED a copy of antivirus, not use free alternatives.

I'm curious as to how much people actually spend on this stuff.
 

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#2
Do you count paying for the av, then getting a mail in rebate which makes it free?
 
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#3
Do you count paying for the av, then getting a mail in rebate which makes it free?
ehhh.. sorta.

I would probably consider that purchased, as it qualifys you for the subscription purchased products provide. (assuming you can get it non MIR version)
 

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#4
AVG free is all I need... Currently I'm not using any anti-virus protection, but I don't really care right now as this install is temporary, I think I'm going to try Vista again soon.
 

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#5
No.

I use Avast which is free.
I do have Spyware Doctor, erm but I don't really own it.... :D
 

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#6
Yes, I purchased Norton Internet security 2007(3 licenses) for my wifes laptop, and my parents PC ($20 after MIR). I personally use norton AV Corporate edition from my Company (not purchased ;)) for my main rig.

I use Adaware personal for my spyware needs.
 
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#7
I'm not aware of any commercial Linux antivirus programs. I'm not aware of a need for one, either. I just run rootkit hunter from another machine whilst chrooted in every once in a while.
 

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#8
McAfee........£19.99....does the job for me, always use Grisoft free AVG but heard good things about McAfee so decided to give them a try. Zone alarm(free) for firewall and Lavasoft's Adaware plus Spybot for spyware.
 

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#9
I bought a license for NOD 32 back when I was running XP, but only had it installed until the first time I reinstalled. After that: No antivirus what so ever for the last 4 years or so. Never had an issue with virii.
 

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#12
I buy everything. I think free stuff is crap. You get what you pay for w/ freeware. :shadedshu
 

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#14
I don't bother with any Anti-Virus/firewall crap. My router has a built in NAT firewall which seems to do a pretty good job, and I'm the antivirus software!!. i use firefox, with the NoScript extension, and i keep a close eye on all the windows startup and services etc. I actually downloaded a few programs just to see how i was doing, and they confirmed that my pc is completely clean ;)
 

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#15
I like Norton AntiVirus :D
 

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#16
nod32 with fix, and adaware 2007
why spend money?
 

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#17
I bought NOD32 which I have licensed for one year - tbh, if you're clever enough to avoid all the crap on the net, why d'you need one? Better to be safe than sorry I guess.

I can't help but think they're using up resources which I could be using for another background program or for those vital extra few frames. ;) Saying that, NOD32 hardly uses any resources. One of the main reasons I bought it.

I'm contemplating not renewing my subscription when it runs out not bother using one. Only a decent firewall. Which reminds me, my firewall is Sunbelts (used to be Kerio) Personal Firewall. It's aight, can't say I've had any issues with it.

:D
 
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#18
I don't bother with any Anti-Virus/firewall crap. My router has a built in NAT firewall which seems to do a pretty good job, and I'm the antivirus software!!.

Me too. :)

With windows anyways..


What I wanna do as a career: Norton anti-virus: MAC edition.

Easiest job ever.
 
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What about paid for software, but which is now out of the "1 year update subscription" period. In which box should you stick that common one?
 
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#20
What about paid for software, but which is now out of the "1 year update subscription" period. In which box should you stick that common one?
You own a copy that you paid for at some point :laugh:
 

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#21
I used to actually use Norton Anti-Virus on my HTPC, and my gaming one as well. But, it expired. Right now, on both of my comps (HTPC and gaming) I use Avast Anti-Virus (great IMO) and also Ad-Aware/Ad-Watch. Pretty good stuff...
 

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#22
Nope, I use Avast. I bought Norton and McAfee once each, but then I found Avast.
 

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#23
Nope, virus scans are a conspiracy. I think they plant the viruses themselves!
 

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You're just angry cause I discovered your browsing history :p
 

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#25
What I wanna do as a career: Norton anti-virus: MAC edition.

Easiest job ever.
Already exists, but it's not so easy, it scans for PC viruses as well, so you don't infect those hapless Windows users. lol

I have Kaspersky Internet Security. I like it a lot, and plan to stick with it, if it maintains it's performance level and effectiveness.