Antivirus software

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Herman, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    Hi everyone. Which antivirus software runs on your computer?
    As to me, right now I'm running AntiVir Free Edition, but I will give Avast 6.0 a try.
    Is / has anyone using/has used Antivir Cloud from Panda ? (I did).
     
  2. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
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    Hi Herman. I've been using the free version of Avira for around four years now with no problems.
     
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  3. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

    Sep 8, 2010
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    I have had my computer for over 3 years and never had anti virus software and never had a problem, but then again i run a Mac!:biggrin:

    My computer engineer friend recommends AVG Free
     
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  4. Grant

    Grant SC Veteran

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    Nov 12, 2010
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    I run Snow Leopard while not perfect it is the best virus protection I know of.
     
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  5. texascbx

    texascbx SC Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    I'm running MS Security Essentials on all three of my computers, but Avira free would be my next choice.
     
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  6. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

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    I have the Snow Leopard disc but have been too scared to load it!!! I don't want it all going pear shaped. If it ain't broke etc LOL
     
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  7. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

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    Hi Andy, must I go Mac?
     
  8. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

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    I have installed MS Sec Essentials on my computers, after that I did not get access to my start-up programs. Do you?
    That's the reason to move to AntiVir again.
     
  9. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

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    Hi grant, never heart of Snow Leopard before. Is it free?
     
  10. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

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    Oh boy Andy, do you never check for spam, virusses, etc online or offline?
    Do you use any cleaner software? I do! Ccleaner !
     
  11. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

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    It's a VERY expensive way of not getting viruses!!! :biggrin: From day 1 my Mac has been pretty Much working flawlessly and i never get the problems associated with PC's. Saying that my last PC was very good and i never had problems with that much either!
     
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  12. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

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    Olli hi, thanks for your reply, I have been using Avira (like you) for many years.
    I like the new features of Avast (sandboxie).
    By the way I have installed Sandboxie on my computer!
     
  13. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Snow Leopard is the operating system on the MacIntosh/Apple Computers.
     
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  14. Wally Billingham

    Wally Billingham SC Regular

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    Nov 27, 2010
    Laurel, MD
    Mac killed my inner child (warning the video below is PG13)

    [video=youtube;cvXZVJXIyqM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvXZVJXIyqM[/video]
     
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  15. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
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    First time I've seen anyone disrespect a Mac. :tongue: BTW I use Prevx on my PC.
     
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  16. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

    Sep 8, 2010
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    With Mac's you don't have to use all that gumph. They work in a different way than PC's
     
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  17. deirdre

    deirdre SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 26, 2010
    Nope, never use any, no problems either. Also a Mac user.
     
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  18. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

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    There is a lot of freeware available for MS operating systems.
    How about freeware for Mac? Is it limited?
    Is Mac word, Mac excel, Mac PP, etc compatible with MS, will it run on computers equiped with MS operating system?
     
  19. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

    Sep 8, 2010
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    as far as I'm aware there is only 1 Anti Virus product available for the Mac. As Viruses are just not an issue for us Mac users we never go looking for anti virus software. The Mac's operating system is based on Linux which is the most secure OS available.

    I bet i get a virus now!! :laugh1:

    Most types of software are available for Mac. MS do Office for Mac and there are a fair few free programs that emulate windows versions of software. The thing with Mac software is this....

    A windows program may have 20 different companies versions but there will only be 1 or 2 for the Mac. You can still do most things with Macs. Lightroom and now other programs come with 2 discs, a windows version and a Mac version.

    I have had my iMac for over 3 years and i have never had such a stable, easy to use, reliable, good looking, intuitive PC in my life. It's such a hassle free (almost) PC. No PC is perfect but this is as close as I have got. Yes they are expensive but i usually get through a PC every year to two years and this is still as good as when it was new which is why they hold their price used. I really do expect to be using it for the next 2-3 years if it doesn't go POP! So yes they are expensive to buy but cheaper in the long run.
     
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  20. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    OK, I knew "it" was inevitable - even here on the peaceful shores of Serious Compacts. :wink:

    Re antivirus software: I think that I already posted that I use Virus Barrier X6 by Intego. I just renewed. I have never had a virus problem ever but ya never know. My Mac computer pal recommended Virus barrier to me...so that's my story and I'm stickin' to it.:biggrin:
     
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