Antivirus software necessary?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by ZAZ, Aug 10, 2006.

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    ZAZ Guest

    AV software necessary for beta 2? If so, any recommendations of which ones
    are compatible?
    ZAZ, Aug 10, 2006
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    Alan Simpson Guest

    There's no built-in AV, if that's what you're asking. I've been running it
    for months without AV, online pretty much 24hrs a day. But it's really about
    what you download and what kinds of attachments you open, because that's
    where all that stuff comes from.

    I'll let others comment on available products since I haven't really looked
    at any.
    Alan Simpson, Aug 10, 2006
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  3. If you use the internet it is essential. I'm currently using the Beta
    version of PC Cillin (details are available in the security center window -
    Microsoft currently recommending PC Cillin and Trend Micro.

    While these Beta versions are free at the moment they won't always be. Some
    other freeware anti virus applaictions are AVG Anti Virus and Avast! I have
    had Avast working fine on Vista, AVG has been somewhat troublesome for me,
    but others say it works fine.

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    John Barnett MVP, Aug 10, 2006
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    ZAZ Guest

    Thanks for the input, Alan & John
    ZAZ, Aug 10, 2006
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    Alan Simpson Guest

    If you get a lot of virus alerts in your other OS and aren't confident in
    your ability to avoid malware without AV, you should follow John's advice. I
    was giving the factual answer. But if you're at all uncomfortable with that
    you should definitely install AV software.
    Alan Simpson, Aug 10, 2006
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    Lee Guest

    AVG is working for me Checks E-mail updates itself and is free. just be sure
    you get the one that works with vista.
    Lee, Aug 17, 2006
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    Chad Harris Guest

    Thanks for this John. I couldn't make Avast work in 5536, I think if I
    configured Driver Veriifier not to inspect its software drivers it
    would--several people are having that problem and P-Cillin works great.
    Since Vista has a decent firewall configurable with the Advanced MMC
    snap-in, I didn't load the whole firewall Available in P-Cillin 14.

    Appreciate this. It solved my Vista 5536 and up AV problem hopefully.

    Chad Harris, Aug 29, 2006
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