|View Poll Results: Which antivirus do you think is the best?|
|Panda Antivirus Pro 2009||0||0%|
|Microsoft Security Essentials||11||45.83%|
|ESET Nod32 Antivirus||2||8.33%|
|McAfee VirusScan Plus||2||8.33%|
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|27 Jan 2010||#51|
I don't use an antivirus. There isn't one out there that can catch everything, and it's only the malware your AV can't detect that gets through. I'd rather have the resources that would otherwise be used by maintaining an antivirus and firewall available for games and other applications.
I've certainly encountered situations where Trend has gone off at work while surfing the web performing work research. Being a systems admin, there is a lot of Googling for strange error messages and such from software that I don't use personally, so I can never be certain of the forums and such that I will find along the research trail.
I don't even install virtual machines at work without at least putting something on it like Microsoft Security Essentials. I simply cannot take a chance of getting something and allowing it to wreak havoc on the rest of the network.
My home computers are always attached to the Internet...as I don't do much anymore these days that isn't Internet centric. From emails, to forums, to web surfing and playing games online. Without an Internet connection, I almost don't have a need for a computer.
The only machines I don't run an AV on are Linux based...as I just haven't really ever seen the need there.
AV packages that I use
--Trend Micro on my work machines: It's corporate standard and centrally managed, so that's what I have to use
--Microsoft Security Essentials: On my Windows 7 machine, it's good enough for me
--Avast on my wife's Vista laptop: She had AVG, but didn't like the daily pop up showing the update.
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