Do you use an anti-virus software?

Do you use an anti-virus software?


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None besides windows defender, i hardly do any browsing at the home pc, most of the use it gets is gaming and the occasional email and excel spreadsheet when i have to work from home
 
Full version? Even lite, that's a nice perk.

Comcast gets a lot of s**t whenever they do something wrong, and rightfully so, but this is something they get right...and they've been doing it for years. IMO, all ISPs should do this; the fewer number of users' computers that are compromised, the better the health of the entire network (and, by extension, the Internet).

As for me, I prefer Bitdefender Antivirus Plus.
 
Been using Bitdefender for years. Probably one of the best antivirus programs out there IMO.

I just activated a 9 month code for Bitdefender Total Security like Lupine already posted. When that runs out I have a code for 2yr 3pcs I bought from a local store for only $10 if you can believe it
 
Windows Defender and MSE are a JOKE. MSE used to be one of the best when it first came out...But today it had very bad detection rates.

MSE's problem is that it's only a virus scanner. Doesn't do jack against modern malware/scareware/ransomware. Actual viruses are pretty rare these days.
 
There are so many way you can get a virus even if you're being careful....I'm talking about computers...uh, ya! :D

I'd never go without a very good antivirus program anymore.
 
Just installed Webroot for me and misses. $40 bucs for three machines, not bad. According to PC MAG, it was the best tested. The only draw back you have to have an active internet connection. Which I don't think is much of a draw back because odds are you going to pick up malware or viruses while on the internet.
 
not for everyone, at least. Its highly dependent on experience and browsing habits.

I remember being that way, then one day I found out my pc was part of a botnet! :mad:

since then I've always kept an up-to-date AV, even if it just is windows defender
 
I remember being that way, then one day I found out my pc was part of a botnet! :mad:

since then I've always kept an up-to-date AV, even if it just is windows defender

i'm nearing 10 years infection free, with no protection.

And many times over the years I was scared into installing protection thinking that maybe I just got too cocky and overconfident, only to find nothing and waste hours testing different products thinking maybe it would find something others didn't.

That is why I said that browsing habits are a big part. I guess I simply do not partake in activities that could potentially infect my PC.
 
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