AVG antivirus free version software in Windows Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Venga, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. Venga

    Venga Guest

    How is the performance of AVG antivirus free version software in Windows
    Vista, i had trial version of Norton Antivirus 2007 in my system, the trial
    period got over now i supposed to uninstall that and install the new
    Antivirus software. Could anyone suggest me AVG antivirus free ware is
    available in the Internet, shall i download and use it for my Laptop.
    Is this will provide the good internet Security??????

    Many thanks in advance.
    Venga
     
    Venga, Oct 17, 2007
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    uhaligani Guest

    I was a loyal AVG fan. I had a small problem with it on Vista X64 and
    decided to try Avast. After installation Avast picked up a couple of
    virus's which AVG seemed to have missed - I've changed my loyalties!
     
    uhaligani, Oct 17, 2007
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    Charlie42 Guest

    The AVG Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware Free Editions, along with a firewall
    (Vista has one built in), will provide the common home computer with
    adequate protection. There are also other free security programs you may
    consider to use, such as Avast, AntiVir, AdAware, Avira, Spybot S&D and
    Comodo AV. Google a bit about.

    Here are some tests of security software:

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/124475-1/article.html
    http://www.av-comparatives.org/
    http://reviews.cnet.com/4566-3680_7-0.html?tag=wkfd.dir

    This is Norton's removal tool, you need it to uninstall the trial AV:

    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039


    Charlie42
     
    Charlie42, Oct 17, 2007
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  4. Dump Norton!

    As for other anti virus software, AVG and Avast are just as good (free
    versions). As for other security Vista has its own firewall and it also has
    its own spyware/malware application - Windows Defender.

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    John Barnett MVP, Oct 17, 2007
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    Jesper Guest

    Be a bit careful though. Don't use any program unless you can find a
    reputable source that did a review on it. In the past week I have seen three
    different fake anti-malware programs that actually are just carriers for
    additional malware on your computer. As a starting point, don't install a
    program that comes from a place that can't spell "malware" on its website.

    The ones I saw were PCSecureSystem, PrivacyGuard, and SecurityDefender. All
    three installers were also digitally signed.
     
    Jesper, Oct 19, 2007
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  6. Venga

    Charlie42 Guest

    Good point from Jesper.

    Consult Eric Howes' anti-spyware site for a list of known rogue
    anti-spyware:
    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/

    Charlie42
     
    Charlie42, Oct 19, 2007
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    Melissa Guest

    I use AVG for home Vista and at work. I prefer AVG over the rest.
     
    Melissa, Nov 13, 2007
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  8. I use AVG on a few PC's running Vista. It runs great, and isn't as
    bloated as Norton. It does auto updates, etc. as well.

    I highly recommend AVG to anyone. :) 32 bit and 64 bit available.
     
    Dustin Harper, Nov 14, 2007
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  9. I am not such a fan of AVG it isn't so good
     
    James Matthews, Nov 20, 2007
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