Anti Virus Program

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Maurice, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Maurice

    Maurice Guest

    Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me in installing an anti virus. I have
    tried just about all the programmes suggested by Microsoft and none have
    installed. Most of the time I get the message that installation files are
    corrupted and redownload the programs. I am on a dialup connection(I live in
    the country, nothing faster availabe) and this is getting frustrating. I
    even downloaded a 54 megs program that Vista Ultimate refused to load. I
    keep getting the popup that when I open that says that the publisher is
    unknown(baloney) and then I have to click OK and the program refuses to open.
    Norton System Works or Anti virus refuses to go past SPBBC does not support
    this OS. I love Vista(so far) but I am about ready to flush it if I can't
    find an anti virus. I am not suicidal yet. Any help will get you my
    everlasting recognition.

    Maurice
     
    Maurice, Aug 21, 2006
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    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Jimmy Brush, Aug 21, 2006
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  3. As Jimmy suggest try Avast (free version) The free version of AVG has also
    been used by many people.

    i'm currently using PC Cillin Beta (the one available from the link in
    Security center) and this has installed and works fine on my machine but, as
    you say, if you are on dial up you need something that is going to take less
    time to download. The free version of AVG is around 17MB. I wouldn't have
    thought that Avast is much larger.

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    Walter Guest

    I've been using AVG Free with no problems. Just make sure you select Install as Administrator.
     
    Walter, Aug 21, 2006
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    Jason Guest

    If you have problems installing the Avast or AVG antivirus, you may also
    have a corrupt install of Vista. If you continue to have problems, I may
    suggest to reinstall the OS.
     
    Jason, Aug 23, 2006
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    Clive Guest

     
    Clive, Aug 26, 2006
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    Clive Guest

    Clive, Aug 26, 2006
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    Chad Harris Guest

    I think the chances of people who can't install AVAST having a "corrupt
    install of Vista" particularly if Vista is working relatively well that has
    anything to do with that problem are slim and none Jason.

    I have Vista 5536 working fine, and a lot of us have exp. problems on it
    installing AVAST. One solution is to go to driver verifier by typing
    verifier in the run box and disalbing *inspection of the software drivers
    for AVAST.* This has no impact on the functionality of AVAST AV. Also this
    is one of the steps to prevent blue screens from showing up, along with
    disabling deadlock detection in Driver Verifier.

    CH
     
    Chad Harris, Aug 29, 2006
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    Ben Miller Guest

    Ben Miller, Aug 29, 2006
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    kfoutts Guest

    CH, can you give a little more information?

    There are a number of questions asked from the verifier wizard, this is a
    good oportunity to learn something and fix something.

    **I've installed 5536 about 6 times, from 3 different downloads, Avast,
    Trend and AVG all will not load resident scanner.***
     
    kfoutts, Aug 29, 2006
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    kfoutts Guest

    E-trust doesn't load either. When I try to install using "Run as
    Administrator" it pops up right away with Known Compatibility Issues..
     
    kfoutts, Aug 29, 2006
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    Peter Guest

    Trend-Micro PC-illin 14 for Vista had to be uninstalled/reinstalled for 5536
    but it works fine.
     
    Peter, Aug 29, 2006
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    kfoutts Guest

    Ok, it seems E-Trust is loading but still gives a message stating that it was
    blocked.
     
    kfoutts, Aug 29, 2006
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    Mark WS Guest

    According to Avast under Vista 5536 ONLY. MS accidently blocked their
    scanner from working. Even if you get it to install it will not function
    correctly.
     
    Mark WS, Aug 30, 2006
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