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# 37323 10-Jul-2009 19:49
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I am currently using nothing ATM on Vista PC.   But I am running as normal user with UAC on.  Do I really need one?  I find that firefox takes twice as long to load up with antivirus installed and as do some other applications. :/

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  # 233857 10-Jul-2009 20:01
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Running a Windows Home Server with Avast Home Edition - $180NZD for a years subscription for a server and 10 computers! Low memory footprint and doesn't hog resources as bad as others.

For anyone running a *unix server with Samba shares... don't forget your antivirus software! I just deleted 20GB of self-replicated virus files from an unprotected *unix server!


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  # 233861 10-Jul-2009 20:05
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I am running Microsoft Security Essentials Beta in my Windows 7 PCs :)




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  # 233863 10-Jul-2009 20:09
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I'm using Mac OS X 10.5.7 and it works brilliantly. I highly recommend it. Tongue out

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  # 233868 10-Jul-2009 20:15
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Kaspersky Internet Security 8.0




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  # 233873 10-Jul-2009 20:30
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If FF takes literally twice as long to start up, then I would investigate a different AV package, or check other possible issues with your PC.

You should *definitley* run AV on your PC. Otherwise you risk your habits, history, logins, passwords, bank details, card numbers, bandwidth, identity, and loads of other issues. (Imagine a spammer, paedo, or other lowlife scumsucking human failure gain full control to use your PC as a proxy and use the internet as if they were sitting at your machine, and the consequences that could lead to).

I recommend Avast! or AVG. I have used the free versions of both, with no perceptible performance hit.







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  # 233932 10-Jul-2009 23:42
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Avira Antivir

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  # 233942 11-Jul-2009 01:11
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I use Avast, Avira (antivir) and AVG for a while now, I prefer them in that order.

avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
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free.avg.com

I must try out a new version of NOD32, it's apparently one of the least resource intensive ones though things may have changed in the two years since I used it last.

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  # 233950 11-Jul-2009 06:35
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Kaspersky, very good protection, but I note that its resource footprint has grown in recent years.

NOD32 was quite average when I last used it...




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  # 233957 11-Jul-2009 08:01
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None. I am very prudent in what I download and in keeping my software and OS up to date - have not has a virus in the 11 years since I stopped using an antivirus product.

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  # 233964 11-Jul-2009 08:30
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Been running AVG for 6+ years, never any hassles :)
98, XP, 2000, Win7.... all worked fdine :)




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  # 233979 11-Jul-2009 09:43
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Nod32.




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  # 234022 11-Jul-2009 12:12
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Fraktul: None. I am very prudent in what I download and in keeping my software and OS up to date - have not has a virus in the 11 years since I stopped using an antivirus product.

If you haven't used an AV for 11 years, how would you hnow if you had one?

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  # 234024 11-Jul-2009 12:26
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Fraktul: None. I am very prudent in what I download and in keeping my software and OS up to date - have not has a virus in the 11 years since I stopped using an antivirus product.


LOL that there gave a good laugh.

"I am very prudent" and "11 years since I stopped using an antivirus product" - oxymoron anyone?

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  # 234026 11-Jul-2009 12:31
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i sometimes use avg

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  # 234027 11-Jul-2009 12:32
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plod:
Fraktul: None. I am very prudent in what I download and in keeping my software and OS up to date - have not has a virus in the 11 years since I stopped using an antivirus product.


If you haven't used an AV for 11 years, how would you hnow if you had one?


Well for a start viruses rarely do nothing. Oftern the easiest way to see if you have a virus is to look at your network traffic these days.

Not to sound cocky but im not your average computer user, I can spot if processes or services which shouldnt be there are running or suspicious looking network traffic.

Ensuring you keep your software up to date, not doing anything stupid and having some common sense and knowledge goes a long way.

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