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kim
That Chick
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join:2001-03-25
ON
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19 recommendations

2014 AV Poll

Multiple Choice Poll
Which Anti Virus products do you use or prefer?

Ad-Aware

AhnLab

AntiVir/Avira

Avast!

AVG

BitDefender

Bullguard

Clam AV

Comodo

Dr.Web

Emsisoft!

eScan

ESET

F-Prot

F-Secure

Fortinet

G-Data

Kaspersky

Kingsoft

McAfee

MSE/Windows Defender

NOD32

Norman Virus Control

Norton/Symantec

Panda

Qihoo

Sophos

Spybot

Tencent

Total Defense

TrendMicro

VIPRE

Webroot

Other - "Please Specify"

Online Scan Only

Anti Virus - Really? No Thanks


Participants:366




Once again it's time for everyone to voice their opinions and vote for the AV product they use and/or recommend to others.
This is a valued community and as such the annual polls help thousands of users make informed decisions so thanks for your participation.

Also, please feel free to share your comments with everyone below.

TIA
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Triple Helix
Go Blue Jays Go
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Oshawa, ON
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Reviews:
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1 recommendation

Thanks Kim! Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete all the way!

Daniel
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DownTheShore
Honoring The Captain
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join:2003-12-02
Beautiful NJ
kudos:13
Reviews:
·Verizon Online DSL

1 edit

1 recommendation

reply to kim

Norton and Trend Micro here.

ETA: Thanks for posting the poll. I always enjoy seeing which AV is now trending. It's been interesting to watch the fluctuations over the years, and I have always found it to be a useful tool in determining which AV is currently the most effective.



georgermct
PERFORMANCE

join:2000-05-12
Fairfield CT
reply to kim

Kaspersky is my driver and my second choice would be, BitDefender.



MarkAW
Barry White
Premium
join:2001-08-27
Canada
kudos:16

1 recommendation

reply to kim

Nice job with the poll Kim.
Avast Pro on all my systems.



lordpuffer
RIP lil
Premium
join:2004-09-19
Rio Rancho, NM
kudos:2

1 recommendation

reply to kim

Thanks for the Poll I use Avast Pro Antivirus.



therube

join:2004-11-11
Randallstown, MD
reply to kim

None.
Not that I am familiar with any, these days, if I were to recommend, it would be Avira free.


NefCanuck

join:2007-06-26
Mississauga, ON
reply to kim

ESET here on both the desktop and the laptop

NefCanuck



jadinolf
I Love You Fred
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Ojai, CA
kudos:8

1 recommendation

reply to kim

Y'know, if you put ESET and NOD32 together you'd get a better picture of the usage.
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kim
That Chick
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ON
kudos:7

Darn. I missed that.



Drunkula
Premium
join:2000-06-12
Denton, TX
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to kim

Been fairly happy with Norton for a handful of years now. Quite honestly, though, I may switch to a free AV when my current subscription runs out. I practice safe hex and haven't been bit in years...
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Sportsfan

join:2012-03-26
reply to kim

I finally gave up on avast! after all the problems with v9 and have gone back to MSE.


tolstoshev

join:2012-02-07
Austin, TX

1 recommendation

reply to kim

I work for Webroot, so obviously I eat our own dogfood, as it were



Ian
Premium
join:2002-06-18
ON
kudos:3

2 edits
reply to kim

What's the best AV for a somewhat old OS? I really need something for my main system running Windows ME.

Just kidding. I am a very recent convert to Kaspersky Internet Security 2014(on 8.1). Before that was MSE and Malwarebytes.



jaykaykay
4 Ever Young
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join:2000-04-13
USA
kudos:24
reply to kim

I also use Hitman Pro along with several I checked in the poll.



Triple Helix
Go Blue Jays Go
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join:2007-07-26
Oshawa, ON
kudos:7

But HMP doesn't have a realtime scanner.

TH


centacre

join:2003-03-17
Cypress, TX

1 edit
reply to kim

No AV here. Just Windows 7 with SUA, SRP, EMET and Sandboxie.

Edit: EMET added



Kilroy
Premium,MVM
join:2002-11-21
Saint Paul, MN
reply to kim

I'm using Avast!, but they are headed the way of the other AVs that dropped due to feature creep and bloat, McAfee and Norton. I'm not liking that they want to install Google Chrome with every update and popup ads for other of their products. I went with the paid version so I wouldn't get nags and ads, but when my current license expires I'll be looking for something else.
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Pentangle
With our thoughts we make the world.
Premium
join:2006-06-01
Vancouver BC
kudos:2

1 recommendation

reply to kim

Re: 2014 AV Poll

Thanks for the excellent poll kim See Profile. I'm using Avast once again having switched back from MSE. No problems with the newest Avast.


Baldrick0

join:2002-08-31
20761

1 recommendation

reply to kim

WSA Complete...hands down...the very best there is IMHO!


data

join:2006-07-08

1 recommendation

reply to kim

I just don't understand why ESET and NOD32 are listed as 2 different av products. This will definitely give skewed results as some people may select ESET, some NOD32 and some both although it's just one product (the poll doesn't distinguish between antivirus programs and suits).



VikingBob

join:2004-06-05
Ste Anne, MB
reply to DownTheShore

said by DownTheShore:

I have always found it to be a useful tool in determining which AV is currently the most effective.

Is it a true reflection of what is effective, or what is available free?


DownTheShore
Honoring The Captain
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Beautiful NJ
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Reviews:
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1 recommendation

Effective, because I also read the security threads to see what the complaints and positives are regarding the ones that are highly rated. The most-used AVs give me the starting point for that comparison.

Not to mention that folks that visit and participate here usually have an idea of what they need, what is working for them and where to look for help if it isn't. This isn't like a general Facebook poll; anyone who winds up here looks at their computer as more than something comparable to a toaster.



intok

join:2012-03-15

1 recommendation

reply to kim

Avast free and Clam from a Portable Apps install was my usual when doing comp repair for people.

Also used them as both are available on Linux and can be run against Windows systems from a Linux Live CD.

Haven't used either in a while though, only use Linux myself so no real need and no longer do much Windows repair for people.
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BKayrac
Premium
join:2001-09-29
Madison, WI
reply to kim

Re: 2014 AV Poll

Outpost security suite, lifetime license.



PeeWee
Premium
join:2001-10-21
Madera, CA
reply to kim

MSE, MBAM, MBAE and WinPatrol.



Buddel
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Premium
join:2004-03-06
EU
kudos:3

1 recommendation

reply to kim

Thanks for the poll, kim See Profile. Kaspersky this year.


det427
Premium
join:2004-01-31
Santa Rosa, CA
reply to kim

Windows Defender, MBAM Pro, and MBAE on Windows 8.1 Pro