Technology Poll:

Do you use an anti-virus program on your personal machine?

When browsing hundreds and thousands of websites on the Internet, one cannot be sure not to catch a cyber cold somewhere out there. A computer virus is very similar to the one people have: if you let it be, it will grow and become stronger, while you will get weaker and weaker. The same goes for computer viruses: if you don't protect your computer, you can get a virus, if you don't treat the virus, your might lose your computer, along with your sensitive data.

Some people say they use such an operating system that cannot catch any cold, some say that they use good firewall software, some don't even believe in computer viruses. Which one is you? Do you believe special software can protect you against malicious software? Do you use antivirus software?

Vote

Hell no!
Yes, and I think anti-virus is necessary
Yes, but my scanner only runs on demand
I've never even thought about it

Results

(26%, 283)Hell no!
(59%, 644)Yes, and I think anti-virus is necessary
(9%, 99)Yes, but my scanner only runs on demand
(4%, 48)I've never even thought about it
Total votes: 1090

Comments:

15 votes

//38 Feb 12, 2015 02:54 AM | posted by: Harry Griffin
I am a link user and i wear a fedora my desktop has a pucture of my little pony and i have autism. I like to watch family man on my computer so i thgink that andti virsu is good becauz i one time got 2 virus from family man download
20 votes

//37 Feb 12, 2015 02:52 AM | posted by: Stinky Fish Brain McGhee
I have a mac and i dont get virus, eat it windows lozers
19 votes

//36 Oct 26, 2014 10:02 PM | posted by: Anonymous
This is a malicious message. If your anti-virus detected something, you're safe. I use avast by myself.
19 votes

//35 Mar 19, 2014 06:08 AM | posted by: flarple
what does linux do when you use the fake viruses? does it show you that it caught something? or does it just sit on it?
18 votes

//34 Apr 22, 2013 08:24 PM | posted by: billythekid
MY 486 PWNZ JU BICHES AH UZE LINUZ LOOSSIRRZZ

And I'm fucking sexy ;)
24 votes

//33 Nov 22, 2012 11:12 AM | posted by: CheeseLegs
I'll just sit here in my virtual linux box. I'm not saying linux is completely immune, but if I do get one of the rare linux viruses I can just restore a previous snapshot.
26 votes

//32 Oct 02, 2012 12:13 PM | posted by: Usman
Norton n mcafee
23 votes

//31 Aug 13, 2012 11:17 AM | posted by: codstaman17 [InfoTOT]
can someone send me an install file for 'The Remote Administration Trojan Horse Virus' please???
21 votes

//30 Jan 25, 2012 12:17 PM | posted by: ninte thalla
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26 votes

//29 Aug 21, 2011 05:51 AM | posted by: edward
Dude just use lookout premuim and see if its a virus,malware,spyware,trojan,bot or backdoor before and after u get on the site and before and afer u download also pvevents phishing ect scams this is the official god of antivirus it will even wipe ur device to keep it safe itl let u or should let u get a 14day free trial of premium before u buy
19 votes

//28 Apr 13, 2011 06:55 AM | posted by: dirty harry
plez test your virus here..... make it a good 1 im trying to test my antivirus. ty shelby_lynn_1992@yahoo.com
26 votes

//27 Mar 03, 2011 06:16 PM | posted by: demon
I've used AVG in the past and it was ok. The last year or so I've been using ZenOK Free Antivirus . Both are free but I thought the ZenOK took up less space.

http://freeantivirus.zenok.com/
21 votes

//26 Feb 12, 2011 04:32 AM | posted by: Linux User
I use Linux Ubuntu, I don't need virus protection, as the Linux system has the fine distinction of not being the MSDOS system.
20 votes

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20 votes

//24 Sep 02, 2010 07:01 PM | posted by: AJ
please send me a virus which shut down computer when open so i can prevent another virus from entering
23 votes

//23 Jul 30, 2010 05:31 PM | posted by: mauricio
I don't use anti-virus because, for me it a waste of resource. I'm pretty safe running my Linux box. It is a rock, secure, fast and reliable. Now noobs out there using Windows, remember the thief most of the time brake into the house through the window :)
30 votes

//22 Jun 19, 2010 12:14 AM | posted by: dion
hehe i use linux ubuntu and a hackintosh i dont need antivirus!
21 votes

//21 Jun 01, 2010 10:15 PM | posted by: Master Hacker
No, i dont like antivirus softwars coz i can prevent my comp from such attacks and knw hw they can be nutralized.Infact i can make my own antivirus program.So, y waste time n money on other's program
24 votes

//20 May 19, 2010 07:01 PM | posted by: seelan
We want anti virous soft war
27 votes

//19 Apr 07, 2010 10:34 AM | posted by: percyz
Hello...
can send virus for me?i want download to my bro laptop.
1 month ago,my bro destroy my pc. :(
i need that please...
this my email presidentcutez@yahoo.com
28 votes

//18 Feb 19, 2010 05:16 PM | posted by: Jamie
me name is ursula email c.gevaert@btinternet.com i dont need a virus becouse i have a expensive computer wat does not need such an antivirus programm i cant get a virus on me vista laptop, i wanna be fucked.
24 votes

//17 Feb 06, 2010 12:54 PM | posted by: Macintosh
When you use a mac you're not likely to get viruses (or linux) (or any kind of unix-based os really)
33 votes

//16 Nov 22, 2009 03:07 PM | posted by: vasil
Antivirus software is important for users that dont have basic knowledge about internet and risks in that. I have antivirus only for scan, because real-time protection consumes very much ram. I dont have problems with viruses! :)
32 votes

//15 Nov 03, 2009 12:07 AM | posted by: ondra
Yoohoo no viruses in here! I'm using linux for a while and I'm very happy about it. WINDOWS hahaha ught XD
28 votes

//14 Sep 13, 2009 11:32 AM | posted by: sd;lkjefra
seems to be cool
31 votes

//13 Aug 28, 2009 12:48 PM | posted by: javeed
hi
32 votes

//12 Aug 14, 2009 03:21 PM | posted by: whella [InfoBIG]
Hello! to those computer programmer, did you ever try think or made an anti virus that could stop all kinds of virus.and of what ever strong virus we've encounter this virus could say nothing to this kind of anti virus.
33 votes

//11 Aug 09, 2009 07:24 PM | posted by: olla
Why use antivirus? Using very good common sense(disable Autorun)is enogh.
32 votes

//10 Jul 28, 2009 03:52 PM | posted by: zul
Use linux and install antivirus to help prevent windows viruses from spreading.
28 votes

//9 Jul 15, 2009 11:38 PM | posted by: Vyvyan the punk
Only complete and ****** ************ ************ ************ *************** nutters who use windows (or don't know any better) use that ****** software
34 votes

//8 Jul 08, 2009 03:36 PM | posted by: ?china/gla/usa
wheres the fuckin download link
31 votes

//7 Apr 06, 2009 02:23 PM | posted by: bob
Don't wanna use any.
I use Windows, never tried Linux at all.
Never wanted to have antivirus installed.
I prefer to fight virus than to install antivirus.
I wrote some programs (not eating up resources at all, just run on demand) for all the peers in the office, just to prevent them from getting infected, and train the personnel the safe way to browse internet and use email.
Also do the regular updates and patches for the OS and softwares installed.

Been infected many times years ago, and gained solid knowledge on preventing malwares.
38 votes

//6 Mar 30, 2009 12:14 AM | posted by: Andrew
Bitdefender FTW!!
34 votes

//5 Mar 04, 2009 12:56 AM | posted by: heinz57
eset nod32 all the way.fast lightweight for cpu memory.
picks all viruses and spywares no problems
29 votes

//4 Mar 03, 2009 07:03 AM | posted by: john
Send me a virus that shuts down a computer when opened. ive only got 2. PLEEEZ
jnwnr@yahoo.co.id
30 votes

//3 Feb 28, 2009 07:00 PM | posted by: Little John
Linux rulez! No virus can hurt you if you manage user permissions responsively. This is most common Windows user problem. Everyone wants to be admin to prevent "you do not have permission to install this" messages, thus misclicking allows viruses to install themselves. :-)
Vista tryes to solve this problem by asking user if he really wants to do the action requiring admin permissions.

But anyway, *nyx like systems wins. ;-)
37 votes

//2 Feb 18, 2009 12:30 PM | posted by: alcotrazz [InfoMANIAC]
agreed with JOSH! though I'm on a mac :) no viruses too
40 votes

//1 Feb 17, 2009 06:22 AM | posted by: josh
Hell No! use linux

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