I was listening to the non-abc radio's today and I heard one or two ads for antivirus programs included in you purchase, one was for PC, which has been a standard thing for awhile, and the other for an apple tablet, which got me to thinking, wtf?
now i'm sure there are a heap of people downloading the pron on tablets, and I can see how it would be a device at risk, but last time I used something like nortons it was a hog, and slowed the everything down
currently i use a mix of MSE, and sophos on my PC (sophos comes and goes to be frank) (win 7)
MSE on my tablet and laptop, (win 8 and win 7)
and nothing on my phone, cause I haven't seen a need (andriod)
my other laptop is only used for classic minesweeper, and the processor name ends in 86, and starts with 4, so hardly a target (it's like full retro hipster to use, I'm sure)
so what are other people's thoughts, is there merit in more than MSE, should phones have antivirus if being used for normal stuff (not opening email attachments, etc)
I was about to say I have MS security essentials but I just went to check and I don't think I installed it after the last format. lol Anyway, using AVG, Super Antispyware and have no-script installed for Firefox.
I don't have anything on my fone because I very, very rarely use it for anything other then texts and making calls.
MSE on the PCs
"Avast!" on the old XPs
and "Lookout" on the androids, to find or clear the device if lost. It scans the apps as well.
I use Avg - it's sheisse I know but I compliment it with a large serving of discretion and common sense. :)
I use Avira on PCs (free version) and AVG on phone ... barely have an issue, it's more just because of those backdoor worms I heard about, figured it's best to have some kind of security on there.
Or maybe I'm being paranoid and they do nothing anyway.
Just Windows defender, but i have all sorts security and anti virus etc on a usb just in case, and i think it's pretty unlikely some will Watch dog your phone.
Was using AVG until someone recommended Comodo been using it ever since. No complaints, seems to be doing it's job.
MSE on all the machines i build and my own.
havnt you heard? all av is now pointless since USB can now be hacked #badusb
I use MSE. I like how its unobtrusive and simple.
I always figured MSE was just a barebones kind of deal that was better than nothing if you had nothing else to use, rather than a preferable choice. Never really looked into it much tbh, but found this which seems to be along the lines of what I was thinking.
I use AVG at home, cos its whats on the PCs at work and seems to do the job with minimal impact. I can't even remember the last time I had a problem with any sort of virus or malware on my PC, but with the malware getting nastier and nastier these days, I figured better safe than sorry just in case. On my phone though, never bothered with it, I don't install dodgy apps or go to dodgy websites on it, or plug it into random PCs that aren't mine, so I don't see a need really.
I use MSE
Webroot at work and nothing on my devices.... (Should I?)
ESET NOD 32 on my computers and nothing on my iPhone
Used to use AVG then it got massivly Bloated and really unfriendly to use.
Then used avast! but got the s**** with it spamming me about X virus is really bad maybe you should upgrade!111one
So now just MSE, which may or may not be updated.
I have malewarebtyes and something else of which never shows a problem when I run them.
I use ESET NOD 32 on my PC and bareback my phone (no cover, no AV)
I have a Mac so don't need any AV.
A Mac! What happened reso, you used to be cool :(
I have a Mac so don't need any AV.
All the best rootkits run on linux OS's.