Do you use trial antivirus programs?

zoldos
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I use ESET AV and when my g/f and I were broke, we'd keep using different e-mails to get free trials of it. Once 30 days was up, it became unusable so we'd use another e-mail. lol  We pay now for it and continue to do so. Smile

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Keranov
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I'm not using any because I have a good knowledge on how to not get a virus.
These programs are just slowing down my computer.

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テクニカル諏訪子
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I mostly use common sense, which is the best antivirus ever.
But for the occasions I'm in doubt, I have ClamAV, which works really well, doesn't slow down your computer (because you run it only when you want it to), and it's free and open source software.
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Risk
Pirate

(03-11-2018, 07:29 AM)Keranov Wrote: I'm not using any because I have a good knowledge on how to not get a virus.
These programs are just slowing down my computer.

Same I've used some in the past and they always got in the way and blocked stuff that i knew wasn't a virus or deleted files because the program thought it was harmful. I know enough now to not get a virus and if i do i can just remove it my self most of the time.

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Demon_skeith
Rouge pirate

Honestly all people really need to use is Malwarebytes anti-malware program, if you use that, even the free version, you would have a well protected system.

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テクニカル諏訪子
Retired Staff

(03-12-2018, 03:05 PM)Demon_skeith Wrote: Honestly all people really need to use is Malwarebytes anti-malware program, if you use that, even the free version, you would have a well protected system.

The only problem here is that Malwarebytes is only available for Windows, macOS, and Android, which means that not all people can use it.
At least, I could use it under Wine, but that would be pointless because it won't detect any Linux viruses, and I only really use Wine for Touhou Project games which have no viruses any way (because I bought the CDs).
And I've once seen in an anti-scammer video that if you run Malwarebytes via Wine, it'll destroy Wine as it sees it as a virus, which means it'll technically self-destruct. w

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Star_Of_Hope
Akatsuki

(03-12-2018, 03:38 PM)TechnicalSuwako Wrote: The only problem here is that Malwarebytes is only available for Windows, macOS, and Android, which means that not all people can use it.
At least, I could use it under Wine, but that would be pointless because it won't detect any Linux viruses, and I only really use Wine for Touhou Project games which have no viruses any way (because I bought the CDs).
And I've once seen in an anti-scammer video that if you run Malwarebytes via Wine, it'll destroy Wine as it sees it as a virus, which means it'll technically self-destruct. w

I am not familiar with Linux but it's popular enough to have anti virus programs. Just googled. Comodo antivirus seems to be popular for Linux

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テクニカル諏訪子
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(03-12-2018, 06:06 PM)Star_Of_Hope Wrote: I am not familiar with Linux but it's popular enough to have anti virus programs. Just googled. Comodo antivirus seems to be popular for Linux

I tried that before, but it was hard to even get to work at all.
When I finally got it running, it didn't seem to like the license I was feeding it.

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Demon_skeith
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(03-12-2018, 03:38 PM)TechnicalSuwako Wrote: The only problem here is that Malwarebytes is only available for Windows, macOS, and Android, which means that not all people can use it.
At least, I could use it under Wine, but that would be pointless because it won't detect any Linux viruses, and I only really use Wine for Touhou Project games which have no viruses any way (because I bought the CDs).
And I've once seen in an anti-scammer video that if you run Malwarebytes via Wine, it'll destroy Wine as it sees it as a virus, which means it'll technically self-destruct. w


true, but the trade off is that Macs and linux don't have as many virus issues as a Windows PC would. So the need for a lot of protection programs is low.

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Star_Of_Hope
Akatsuki

(03-13-2018, 05:21 AM)TechnicalSuwako Wrote: I tried that before, but it was hard to even get to work at all.
When I finally got it running, it didn't seem to like the license I was feeding it.

Did you get it from some third party? Then the license would likely be a fake one. Try purchasing the license directly from the website.

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