Antivirus?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by troyboy, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. troyboy

    troyboy Guest

    What is everyone doing about Antivirus protection? My XP was loaded with
    Norton's software. Under Vista I can not uninstall. Keeps telling me they'll
    let me know when it will work.

    I cannot install AVG, Bit Defender, EzArmor without uninstalling Nortons and
    of course Norton's doesn't work. Seems that MS is pushing pretty hard to sell
    Trend Micro....
     
    troyboy, Jun 27, 2006
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  2. The problem is the incompatible antivirus you left on the system during the
    upgrade.
    Incompatible software and hardware should have been removed first.
    The issue has little if anything to do with whatever Microsoft may be
    "pushing".
    Contact Norton for a solution.
    Or perhaps a Clean Installation is needed at this point.

    Whatever anti virus you use, be sure it is compatible with Windows Vista
    before attempting installation.
    Many such as Norton have a Beta for Vista since the Norton released products
    are mostly incompatible.

    I use:
    http://www.my-etrust.com/Microsoft/vista/default.aspx

    Remember Vista is Beta and as a Beta should be used accordingly.
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jun 27, 2006
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    troyboy Guest

    Thank you very much for the link. I was able to download and install over
    Norton. I can breathe easier now.....
     
    troyboy, Jun 28, 2006
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    Daibidh Guest

    As Jupiter said, this isn't a matter of a Microsoft endorsement... more like
    a sloppy upgrade routine. Of course, "sloppy" and "upgrade" are always used
    together in reference to operating systems. I wonder why?

    Personally, I'd let the official Vista beta team deal with all the upgrade
    headaches. I prefer the dual boot option right now. I keep XP just in case
    Vista backs me into a compatibility nightmere.

    http://lifehacker.com/software/top/...-boot-windows-xp-and-windows-vista-179906.php

    I used eTrust's EZ anti-virus until I found Avast! Man, what a difference.
    You should check it out. No more click to authorize blah blah blah.

    http://avast.com/eng/avast-antivirus-and-windows-vista.html

    I hope this helped,

    Dave
     
    Daibidh, Jun 28, 2006
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    DJ TECH Guest

    guys, i have an update from microsoft that lets me use Norton 2006, i still
    use eTrust and Defender, but I trust Norton more.
     
    DJ TECH, Jun 29, 2006
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    cwong668 Guest

    dj,

    can you share the update from microsoft that lets you to use norton 2006?....

    i updated my xp without uninstalled the norton 2006 first and i can not
    uninstall norton 2006 in windows vista....

    so i need the update in order to use norton 2006...

    please advise.

    thanks,
    cwong668
     
    cwong668, Jul 3, 2006
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    iam bennu Guest

    Dave,

    Thanks so much for the Avast tip. It seems like a very good program and it
    was easy to install and light on the system. I am very impresss with them so
    far.

    Thanks for your knowledge and time,

    iam bennu
     
    iam bennu, Jul 4, 2006
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    Randy K. Guest

    I downloaded Trend Micro PC-cillin and got nothing but problems. Keeps saying
    it's out of date but won't let you update saying it does not support this
    action. I have since tried to uninstall it. I got some of it uninstalled but
    on installation it installed a "Network adapter" Common Firewall Miniport #3
    that refuses to be deleted telling me Windows won't delete it because my PC
    may not start without it. Do you or anyone else know how to completly remove
    this from my PC? Any help would be gratful. Thanks, Randy
     
    Randy K., Jul 8, 2006
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    pippin Guest

    I am using Avast but wondered if the web active scan is causing problems with
    IE7.
    IE7 was generating error reports on open and if on a forum. I paused the
    active webpage scan until I found this post. Otherwise Avast is working.
     
    pippin, Jul 8, 2006
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    grflded Guest

    Randy,

    I had the same problem with my install. I had upgraded from XP and I was
    forced to go into the registry to delete some of the files for this miniport
    (under the trend micro name). After I deleted as many files I could that had
    anything to do with Pc-cillin I was able to delete the port. I still had
    many problems with this software and ASVAST! casued driver conflicts. Today
    I did a clean install and peculiarly enough, like a dumba _ _ I tried
    Pc-cillin 14.55 again. It did not work for updates too. There obviuosly is
    a setting in the services that is blocking it. Off to experiment further.
    GOOD LUCK!
     
    grflded, Jul 10, 2006
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    Axilla Guest

    Ok I may be blind, but where is the Avast download for 64 bit?
     
    Axilla, Jul 18, 2006
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    Jane C Guest

    Jane C, Jul 18, 2006
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    Axilla Guest

    Thank you!

    That's way too easy.

    --
    Axilla
     
    Axilla, Jul 18, 2006
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    pehway Guest

    Trens Micro Internet Security 14 (Still Beta but works great). A free
    download while in beta.
     
    pehway, Sep 12, 2006
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    Ron Maxey Guest

    I'm running AVG with no problem.

     
    Ron Maxey, Sep 23, 2006
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