hi ilu :>
I've got AVG. It seems to be popular.
No, I don't have antivirus protection on any of my Windows based PCs.
I use a handfull of applications I need, don't really install anything new, and if I do, then only after I have tested it on a junk VMWare install of Windows. The only thing that I do have is a firewall which also is used to strip out ads from webpages.
If I do manage to catch a virus/trojan/malware once a blue moon, I know enough of/about windows system processes to identify the wrong one and remove it by hand. Failing that, I can simply restore the OS from a weekly system drive snapshot.
I cringe every time when I think about the overhead these 'system protector' apps have, and how large of a performance toll they take off my system.
Nevermind that the second antivirus in such cases is usually one that's manually-run only, like how I have it. No sense wasting precious cycles on two resident AVs.Windows, yes.
Ubuntu Linux, no.
And what kind of moron would slap two AVs on their system? That's asking for false positives, conflicting reports and possible instability..just like using two firewalls.
I lol at Mabyn and pitonpeludo for choosing that option.
I'm seasoned enough that I don't need an antivirus program (unless I'm, say, browsing for
warezperfectly legitimate programs `_`),
i have a mac, so it goes without saying i have never had anything of this sort, but i still have a good virus scanner and protector just because they came with the computer when i bought it. but really even if they don't work and anything were to somehow happen the program "time machine" saves all of my stuff as an actual copy of the computer at any given moment on back up, so it is virtually impossible for any virus to do anything to me.
I've always hated antivirus software. It seems to really slow the system down, and sometimes causes weird conflicts.
LOL, if I had this message on my PC I think I'd deliver it the final blow with a 12-gauge and buy a new PC. xDNote, when AVG and Spybot SnD both report 3400 infections, thats a bad sign.
I'd have to disagree. only once have i found a noticable slowdown and that was with Spy Sweeper. right now i'm servicing a 700mhz winxp home machine -- the only slow down was after i installed sp2. Note, when AVG and Spybot SnD both report 3400 infections, thats a bad sign. the machine is clean and active now. All forms of disk access are identical with and without on access scanner.