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Do you OWN antivirus+antispyware?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Dippyskoodlez, Aug 5, 2007.

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Do you own PURCHASED antivirus/antispyware?

  1. Yes

    26.2%
  2. No

    73.8%
  1. Dippyskoodlez

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    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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    kwchang007 New Member

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

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I got norton corp from my dads work...
     
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    No.

    Kaspersky with stolen keys :)

    Although when I first got a PC I did buy Norton 2006 with a 1 year subscription.
     
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    I buy everything. I think free stuff is crap. You get what you pay for w/ freeware. :shadedshu
     
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    As per the subject title, yes, I DO OWN antivirus and firewall software. I OWN AVG and ZA, both of which were free.
     
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    infrared Moderator Staff Member

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    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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    I like Norton AntiVirus :D
     
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    nod32 with fix, and adaware 2007
    why spend money?
     
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    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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    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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    You own a copy that you paid for at some point :laugh:
     
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    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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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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