Which Anti-Virus software do you use (2016)?

Which Anti-Virus software do you use (2016)?

  • Avast

    Votes: 1 5.9%
  • AVG

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Avira

    Votes: 1 5.9%
  • BitDefender

    Votes: 3 17.6%
  • Comodo

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • ESET

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • F Secure

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Kaspersky

    Votes: 4 23.5%
  • McAfee

    Votes: 1 5.9%
  • Sophos

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Symantec (Norton)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Windows Defender

    Votes: 4 23.5%
  • Other

    Votes: 3 17.6%

  • Total voters
    17

Ian

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It's been a long, long while since we had a poll on the site (remember the sidebar ones?!)...

I thought it would be interesting to see which AV software we're all using at the moment. I'm still using Kaspersky, after a brief try of ESET (which I liked, but Kaspersky was cheaper for a 5PC license).

I've listed common ones in the poll, but if I've missed any then just vote "other" and let me know by tagging me (by using @Ian) and I'll add it to the list :).
 
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V_R

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At the movement I'm using Avira free, Bitdefender before that. I'm happy for now.
 
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I haven't got anti virus as running Linux Mint Cinnamon 18 64 bit. But if any one can give me any advice on a AV for Mint it would be appreciated as I on this matter as I think the Linux community is rather over confident on this matter especially as so many people have converted to Linux distro's over the last year.
 

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BitDefender gets my vote.

I have used others in the past, such as Panda, Kaspersky, McAfee, MSE, etc., but some of them seemed a little clunky, or would slow the system.

BitDefender, has been my av of choice for around 4 years or so. It is very unobtrusive in use, in that it doesn't slow the system, and its interface is very straightforward to use.
 

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Kaspersky.

It's still free with Barclay's. :thumb:
 

EvanDavis

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Bitdefender on Macbook Pro, Windows 10 desktop, Windows 10 laptop. Avira on Windows 7 desktop and laptop.
 

muckshifter

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Kaspersky.

Had to look in the corner. :)
 
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Thanks guys for the replies I will have a look at Kaspersky as I have looked at others but most do not work on Linux distro's
 

floppybootstomp

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Nice link Mr Boots, very informative.

Within Win 10 I'm just using Windows Defender and as coincidence would have it, this software actually nobbled a nasty yesterday, a virus had wormed it's way into a document, one of those that held your system hostage for a payment, apparently.

Have been considering the revamped Avira free but this whole anti-virus thingie is not a priority with me tbh.
 

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I haven't got anti virus as running Linux Mint Cinnamon 18 64 bit. But if any one can give me any advice on a AV for Mint it would be appreciated as I on this matter as I think the Linux community is rather over confident on this matter especially as so many people have converted to Linux distro's over the last year.
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-linux-antivirus-programs/

The advice here is pretty good.

I do not run a anti-virus on my linux. ClamAV is pretty much the linux standby and included with nearly all os's or in their main repositories.

ClamAV
Completely open source, ClamAV is probably the most famous Linux anti-virus. Using it requires some command line knowledge, but there is a basic GUI for running scans:
Do not be put of by the command line use, it is pretty easy , just follow the step by step guides.

:cool:
 
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Great thanks for that Abarbarian, I will have look into ClamAV once again thanks for the tip:thumb:
 

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I use Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes on my Windows 7 gaming pc. I do not use any thing on my penguin box.

:cool:
 

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Linux machines aren't immune you know, I have been known to collapse in hysterical fits of laughter when I read of smug Linux users getting a lurgey :p

I will concede, however, the chances of a Linux OS copping a nasty are considerably less than those using Microsoft's finest.

Abarb just remInded me and I've now installed Malwarebytes on my Win 10 machine, working alongside MS Windows Defender AV.
 

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I just use the built-in one that Windows 10 comes with. I don't use anything on my MacBook. Haven't had any issues.
 
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Probably but MS is an profitable target as more people use MS by millions than Apple or Linux
 

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