Do you use an Antivirus for your PC and/or Phone?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Coolsonickirby, Nov 27, 2019.

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  1. Yes, but only for my PC.

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    41.3%
  2. Yes but only for my Phone.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Yes for both.

    7 vote(s)
    15.2%
  4. No for both

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    43.5%
  1. Coolsonickirby
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    Basically the title. I need to gather info for one of my classes (college sucks :( ). I'm also interested in what antivirus you use for your PC/Phone as the only ones I know about is Avast for PC and that one antivirus that came along with T-Mobile phones.
     
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  2. PityOnU

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    You should add an option for "No".
     
  3. dragonblood9999

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    I dont use one on my phone but I do use bitdefender on my desktop, laptop and on my sisters desktop. I also run every once and awhile malwarebytes

    Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
     
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  4. Lacius

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    On my PC:
    • Windows Defender for real-time protection
    • Malwarebytes for on-demand file-scans
    On my Android phone:
    • Malwarebytes for on-demand file-scans
     
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  5. AmandaRose

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    On my android phone nope.

    On my work android phone nope.

    On my work laptop nope its only used for work related activities.

    On my Linux laptop nope

    On my Windows PC yep I use Comodo Antivirus
     
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  6. Aeredren

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    Antivirus on Android are basically useless as all they can do is scan apk at install as they do not run with elevated privileges. And as you probably only install apk from playstore / anyPhoneBrandStore / amazonStore where apk are check and signed by dev.... And if you build yourself sopme apk's / installs from web downloaded apk, you probably know enough to check apk signature validity before.

    Antivirus on Linux is useless as you install software from your distro repositories and as rigth management are well done. On mac osx you genuinely do not need it neither.
     
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  7. IncredulousP

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    Nothing on anything. I mean, unless you count Windows defender but windows built-in av has always been shit.
     
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  8. leon315

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    I have Windows defender, came as default with win10pro, i didn't even ask for this.
    Meanwhile you don't need antivirus on android phone.
     
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  9. GhostLatte

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    Webroot and Malwarebytes (free) on PC. Might upgrade to Kaspersky or Bitdefender though when I have the money.

    I also use this great thing called common sense.
     
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  10. PityOnU

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    Just a heads up, unless you have specifically gone out of your way to disable Windows Defender, you are using antivirus on your Windows PC.
     
  11. Necron

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    Same here, except for the phone part. Also CCleaner as an extra cleanup.
     
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  12. Lacius

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    The latest real-world protection tests by AV-Comparatives show Windows Defender to be 99.3-100% effective, depending on the settings. I wouldn't call that "shit."
     
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  13. Zetman

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    I used to have kaspersky but I noticed that I don't get virus just with windows defender and my laptop is much faster
     
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    Just Windows Defender on my PCs, and the occasional Malwarebytes scan. Shouldn't need anything more than that if you aren't a bumbling buffoon TBH.
     
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  15. smileyhead

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    I don't have antivirus on either, because both on Windows 10 and Android, the built-in defences and common sense are usually enough to stay clean.
     
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  16. RHOPKINS13

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    I don't use any antivirus anymore. I used to use antivirus on Windows, but with Linux I really haven't felt a need for it. I consider myself to be a "Power User" and I don't run executables from untrusted sources.
    Similarly, I don't install APKs from untrusted sources either, so I don't feel the need for an antivirus on Android.
     
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  17. IncredulousP

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    I call bullshit on their metrics. From experience fixing people's pc's for years, windows defender might as well not exist. Had to remove a couple viruses off my bro's pc just a month or 2 back.

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    Ah found where you got that statistic.
    "The results are based on a test set consisting of 371 test cases (such as malicious URLs), tested from the beginning of August till the end of September."
    https://www.av-comparatives.org/tes...-enterprise-august-september-2019-testresult/
    That is by no means comprehensive. There are millions of viruses, let alone attack methods. Even the absolute worst AV on that list have a "98.1% success rate".
    Oof, and those false positives too. Microsoft had the same number as the next 3 highest false positive counts combined.

    But that's where the fun is :tpi:
     
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  18. Lacius

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    The AV Comparatives Real-World Protection Test arguably has one of the best methodologies out there. It doesn't claim to be comprehensive, nor could it reasonably be comprehensive.

    There are many reasons why your brother's PC might have had viruses that needed to be removed. He might not have been using Windows 10, he might have disabled or otherwise messed with Windows Defender, the viruses might have been part of the approximately 0.7% that got through under certain conditions, you might not actually be talking about viruses, etc. I don't know the details. All I am saying is I trust tests and statistics more than I trust anecdotes, and the AV Comparatives real-world tests do a pretty good job.

    Speaking of anecdotes though, Windows Defender catches pretty much anything I throw at it. If there's anything bad to say about Windows Defender, it's pretty sensitive and has a lot of false positives (both anecdotally and according to the real-world tests).
     
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  19. AtsuNii

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    Well win10 comes with Windows Defender and Windows Defender has come a long way. I have no complaints about it and was even suprised when i read it was the best AV for a few months aswell, as said above with false positives. However I rather have false positives then things slipping through.
     
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  20. RaptorDMG

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    I currently use Norton antivirus on my PC and Phone
     
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