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    Re: What Anti Virus do you use on your home pc's?

    None on my machine - AVG on the rest of the family.

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    Re: What Anti Virus do you use on your home pc's?

    AVG here as my experiences with Symantec Corporate Security are not good. Same goes for Norton Internet Security too. I re-install every year or so too.

    Mind you, I don't think i've had a virus on my computer for years (or even detected one)

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    Re: What Anti Virus do you use on your home pc's?

    Quote Originally Posted by PiqueABoo
    Nothing on Windows. A/V is a pain and techs really ought to know how to avoid running malware without it spoiling too much of their fun.

    So what's wrong with ClamWin then?
    Sorry but due to the way worms spread (most of the big ones from the last couple of years for example), you should really have some form of A/V checker. It doesn't have to be an active scan one though.

    No matter how secure you think your computer is, virus/worm/malware writers will still manage to get through somehow, exploiting some deeply hidden bug in the Windows code or the code in your web browser.

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    Re: What Anti Virus do you use on your home pc's?

    none, they're linux. Occasional scan with RKHunter and set and MS file to default open with clam.

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    Re: What Anti Virus do you use on your home pc's?

    well i used to use avg then i had a problem and switched to mcafee (worst thing i ever did) and am just about to change over to kaspersky seems really good and does not slow pc down to a snale pace.

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    Re: What Anti Virus do you use on your home pc's?

    nod 32 on my home server and computers

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    Re: What Anti Virus do you use on your home pc's?

    Did have remote Sophos via LEA - that's been stopped now and we will be going over to Nod32

    So now I use AVG on all my home machines (8)

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    Re: What Anti Virus do you use on your home pc's?

    NOD32 across the board at home. Can't fault it. Small footprint and not too resource hungry. Plus I get it free

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    Re: What Anti Virus do you use on your home pc's?

    mixture of AVG, Sophos, and Avast. All free versions. Don't want to leave myself wide open but not wanting to pay for someones elses stupidity

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    Re: What Anti Virus do you use on your home pc's?

    AVG.

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    Re: What Anti Virus do you use on your home pc's?

    Used to use AVG but now I use Avast

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    Re: What Anti Virus do you use on your home pc's?

    Avast. Used to run XP 64-bit and for the longest time Avast was the only decent option.

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    Re: What Anti Virus do you use on your home pc's?

    AVG all the way

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    Re: What Anti Virus do you use on your home pc's?

    Norton AV 2007. I've used it since the Peter Norton days and you get to like what you get used to. Fortunately, my PC's have been powerful enough to cope with its demands and it looks after itself and does it job in the background. I always update each year, in case the core program has been improved, and it usually works out cheaper than just extending the update subscription.

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    Re: What Anti Virus do you use on your home pc's?

    Quote Originally Posted by PiqueABoo
    Nothing on Windows. A/V is a pain and techs really ought to know how to avoid running malware without it spoiling too much of their fun.

    So what's wrong with ClamWin then?
    Techs might, but rest of the family won't

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