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

    My Norton is coming up for expiry and i don't inted to renew it. I was wondering what Virus software you all used away from school on your home pc's?

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

    CA Anti Virus in my choice - small footprint, does the job well.

    Sophos at the school - looking forward to dumping it and going with Trend in the future.

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

    Nothing on Linux, and Symantec Corporate Edition on Windows.

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

    Sophos as its licensed for home use from the LEA
    Dont see any point in paying for anything else
    Got it on about 10 different computers at home all comes from one IP so they cant complain

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

    None here too...all computers/servers and laptops at home run Linux..oh and my secret mac...shhhhh


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

    Quote Originally Posted by linuxgirlie
    oh and my secret mac...
    Traitor!! :twisted:

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

    At this precise moment I have McAfee SecurityCenter on my desktop and Norton Internet Security 2006 on the laptop. Both came free with new machines and haven't expired yet. Both run windows XP.

    Norton is behaving itself and not ploughing the laptop into the ground to my amazement. McAfee is usally well-mannered, but from time-to-time drives me nuts!

    I anticipate being on ZoneAlarm and AVG Free on both as soon as they expire. (McAfee may not get that long!) I had both AVG and Zone-Alarm on my previous machines.

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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?

    AVG also

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

    Avast! here - seems to do the job OK.
    It has a screensaver which does the scanning, which makes life easier as I usually leave it for a few hours in the evening, but wouldn't want to schedule a scan then.

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

    I normally use AVG for home machines - nice small footprint when compared to norton and sophos, plus it is free!!!

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

    I have just put AVG Pro which i picked up as a freebie from Bett, meant to use ot before but i thought i'd let Norton expire first, which it did today.

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

    AVG here to on my Vista machine, Symantec Corporate Editition on my laptop.

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

    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?

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

    None, I just reimage every six months.

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