Antivirus software for Windows Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Jane A Taber, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Jane A Taber

    Jane A Taber Guest

    Can someone suggest a good antivirus program for Windows Vista?

    It is VERY important that the antivirus program does not consume a lot
    of system resources and slow down the computer like Norton- or Norman
    Antivirus does.

    I also did read the post below but did'nt get any clear suggestion here:
    Jane A Taber, Apr 24, 2009
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    Gordon Guest

    What's unclear about trying either AVG or Avast?
    Gordon, Apr 24, 2009
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    Planters Guest

    NOD32 at and you can try the full-version trial for 25 days.
    Planters, Apr 24, 2009
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    JS Guest

    JS, Apr 24, 2009
  5. I've used the free version of AVG and Avast and found them both to be good
    at their job. AVG does, however, have a much more user friendly interface.

    As Planters has already suggested NOD32 is also a good all rounder. I'm
    currently running Eset's Smart Security which includes NOD32 on my Windows 7
    system partition.


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    Alias Guest

    Sure, nuke Windows and install Ubuntu,, and not worry
    about what anti virus or anti malware program to use.

    Alias, Apr 24, 2009
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    Steve Guest

    Steve, Apr 24, 2009
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    Jane A Taber Guest

    Do you know how Avast and Avg is compared to Eset regarding resource usage?
    Jane A Taber, Apr 24, 2009
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    Jane A Taber Guest

    My experience is that Norton is really really sloooooooow from the
    earlier versions. From that time I decided not to use Norton ever unless
    it got alot less resource hungry. Soo I am not sure if I want to try
    Norton yet...
    Jane A Taber, Apr 24, 2009
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    Jane A Taber Guest

    Great how is Eset compared to AVG and Avast? Resourceusage?
    Jane A Taber, Apr 24, 2009
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    Jane A Taber Guest

    Jane A Taber, Apr 24, 2009
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    Jane A Taber Guest

    I am not sure yet I is probably going to be one of there Avast/AVG/NOD32
    Jane A Taber, Apr 24, 2009
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    Jane A Taber Guest

    Ok thanks for your help and time :)
    Jane A Taber, Apr 24, 2009
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    Paul Smith Guest

    I'd happily recommend AVG Free for freeware, or NOD32 for pay-ware.
    Paul Smith, Apr 24, 2009
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    Gordon Guest

    I don't. Try them. Each system is different...
    Gordon, Apr 24, 2009
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    +Bob+ Guest

    But AVG is a pig - Avast isn't.
    +Bob+, Apr 24, 2009
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    Tim Meddick Guest

    AVG (Free) is a brilliant anti-virus program considering it is free.
    Used it for five years in conjunction with SpyBotSD - no virus attacks
    Tim Meddick, Apr 24, 2009
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    Charlie Tame Guest

    Jane, I used AVG for years but recent versions on XP slowed things down
    to a crawl and on Vista also slowed it down but of course it's a faster
    machine so the slowdown was less obvious until I removed AVG.

    Some people / machines seem okay with it, I certainly wasn't and if I'd
    left it on this machine I'm using at work right now you'd probably get
    this next week :)

    Sorry, I think they have tried to do too much with it and it shows. By
    all means try it, the protection is good, but it's probably not going to
    be the fastest or least noticeable.
    Charlie Tame, Apr 24, 2009

  19. You'll get different answers from different people, but here's my

    1. The best is NOD32 (which you have to pay for)

    2. If you want a free one, get Avast. It's not quite as good as NOD32,
    but still very good.
    Ken Blake, MVP, Apr 24, 2009
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    Doug Guest

    I remember not long ago Avira was being recommended as a very good antivirus
    program - I don't know whether that is still the case, and I am very happy
    with ESET Smart Security. But if I were to be wanting a free AV I would try
    Avira from:
    where there is a link, at the top of their list, to the free version at:

    __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus signature database 4034 (20090424) __________

    The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    Doug, Apr 24, 2009
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