Which kind of antivirus softwares do you use?

tullio
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RE: Of course as tullio

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Of course as tullio humorously pointed out, viruses is not much of a problem with Linux and the various Unix derivatives, and Macs of course. That may change in the future if the other non-Windows OS's gain a larger "market" share.


Thanks for giving me the UNIX graph. It's been part of my life since 1981 and I am glad to run a SuSE kernel, now that Novell, which owns SuSE, has been recognized as the holder of the UNIX copyright.
Tullio
As a second thought, the graph lacks the RISCOS which I used on a BULL/MIPS R6000 minicomputer from 1991 to 1994. It was a System V build with many BSD 4.3 tools.

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RE: RE: Of course as

Message 71103 in response to message 71102

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Of course as tullio humorously pointed out, viruses is not much of a problem with Linux and the various Unix derivatives, and Macs of course. That may change in the future if the other non-Windows OS's gain a larger "market" share.

Thanks for giving me the UNIX graph. It's been part of my life since 1981 and I am glad to run a SuSE kernel, now that Novell, which owns SuSE, has been recognized as the holder of the UNIX copyright.
Tullio
As a second thought, the graph lacks the RISCOS which I used on a BULL/MIPS R6000 minicomputer from 1991 to 1994. It was a System V build with many BSD 4.2 tools.


Ah, np. :) I looked it up because I was curious as to when Solaris appeared and figured I would go ahead and link to it.

-edit- I'm curious if the graph can be edited to include the RISCOS...

Alphali
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I use NOD32 too. VERY Fast,

I use NOD32 too. VERY Fast, daily update and a very efficient heuristic analysis witch help detect new/unknown threats.
This site has informations about the AVs.

http://www.av-comparatives.org/

on the link comparatives there are 2 types of tests: on demand test (updated virus database Vs today`s viruses) and the proactive test (3 month old database Vs today`s viruses).

Conan
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> Linux Fedora Core 3 and 6

> Linux Fedora Core 3 and 6 with no trouble.
Also on my Windows machines I have used
> Nortons (didn't like as too resouce hungry).
> McAfee Security Suite (no real trouble but the updates get painful as well as the security check on you the user).
> Currently using ZoneAlarm Security Suite and like it a lot with very few problems.

Klimax
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I have AVG pro(paid but

I have AVG pro(paid but cheap) and Windows Defender for start...
as additional I recommend Spybot,Spyware guard and Spyware blaster
This combination won't take to much resources and most of time nobody noticed they presence...

adrianxw
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AVG free on my NT4 system.

AVG free on my NT4 system. Norton Av 2007 with paid subscription on XP. At work I have F-Prot, paid, on my XP laptop, and nothing on the Linux system.

Wave upon wave of demented avengers march cheerfully out of obscurity into the dream.

ohiomike
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RE: AVG free on my NT4

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AVG free on my NT4 system. Norton Av 2007 with paid subscription on XP. At work I have F-Prot, paid, on my XP laptop, and nothing on the Linux system.


I pulled Norton off all my machines over the last couple of years. The performance hit from running it was worse than most viruses.


Richard Schumacher
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Several coworkers at a Very

Several coworkers at a Very Large PC maker also recommend dumping Norton and using AVG

http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1/us/frt/0

AVG Free Advisor - Free antivirus and anti-spyware downloads

Nothing But Idle Time
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Using Google you can find

Using Google you can find many antivirus/security software reviews. Unfortunately there seems to be just as many opinions about which software is better, depending on your criteria and thoroughness for making that judgment.

KSMarksPsych
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One computer (running XP) has

One computer (running XP) has Kaspersky Internet Security Suite. As and AV/Firewall goes, I like it.

On my Vista computer I run Avast in combo with the Vista Firewall and Windows Defender. I haven't had a problem. This same computer dual boots with Ubuntu. No AV there.

Kathryn :o)

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