Best AV for Vista #5384

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by pippin, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. pippin

    pippin Guest

    After my documented issues with running AVG Pro on Vista when it was
    installed on my XP disc also. AVG works provided I keep UAC disabled (most do
    anyway)
    I am considering a new AV to make sure everything is working - tried Avast
    but it slowed boot times - reported in performance in control panel.

    Trend have a beta for Vista but it seems to be the whole security package
    not just an AV. I normally run NOD on my actual computer but would appreciate
    advice if there is an AV which is as compatible as any could be with the
    current beta.
    I will definitely install a totally different one when RC1 is released to
    make sure i don't have this issue with AVG needing access to C when booting.
     
    pippin, Jul 22, 2006
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    MICHAEL Guest

    I use NOD32 on all my machines. IMO, it is the best. Amazingly, it maintains such a
    high accuracy in such a small package and is easy on system resources. Some have
    reported that you can get NOD32 to work on Vista, I haven't tried. I will wait until the
    guys at Eset have a Vista version.

    I am using Trend's beta on Vista. Seems to work well. You can during installation
    choose only the AV component. That is what I did. I didn't want all that extra stuff.


    -Michael
     
    MICHAEL, Jul 22, 2006
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    pippin Guest

    Thank You Michael like you I would prefer NOD but this is not an option at
    the moment. Really appreciate the extra advice for choice on install with
    Trend, I don't want any of the extras either.
     
    pippin, Jul 22, 2006
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    MICHAEL Guest

    MICHAEL, Jul 22, 2006
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    pippin Guest

    Thanks one of my frequented forums ;)
    Actually I haven't been in the NOD section for a little but will be watching
    as Vista release date gets closer.

    I downloaded Trend quite a large download presume it is because it is the
    whole suite. Decided to leave the install until my mind was clearer as I was
    working out other applications and lost time.
     
    pippin, Jul 22, 2006
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    MICHAEL Guest

    Yes, it is the whole suite. Just watch for the prompts, you'll get to
    select what you want to install or not.

    Let me know what you think or if you have any problems.

    -Michael
     
    MICHAEL, Jul 22, 2006
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    Raven Mill Guest

    Wow...I get more impressed with people every day. On our radio show
    (TechTAK) we've pushed NOD32 since we started, and have probably gotten them
    quite a bit of business due to about 50% of our caller's problems are caused
    by either Norton or Incredimail.

    The best part about NOD32 is that you don't know it's there unless it finds
    something or there is a problem. It doesn't use much for resources at all
    and it doesn't take over your computer.

    I have tried to install and run it and have had various problems doing that
    on Vista x64. (It's a different problem every time...) Usually it won't
    even install. A couple times I have installed it and thought it was working
    and ended up with a "windows must close NOD32..." for whatever reason.
    There are people who claim that it works on the older releases, but I need
    something for this one so, yes, I am running the TrendMicro.

    I emailed ESET and asked them. They said that, officially, they can't give
    support for NOD32 v2, but that v3 in it's later form should work on Vista.
    At this point, they said that the system is just too different from XP to
    reliably work, so even if you do get it installed and running, it probably
    is not actually working.
     
    Raven Mill, Jul 22, 2006
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    Leonardo Guest


    I have used Avast since the Vista Beta has been available, afaik it is
    the only AV that officially supports it.
     
    Leonardo, Jul 24, 2006
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  9. I used NOD32 up to 5472. Simply run NOD32KUI as Admin and it will load. On
    5472 that stopped working however. For 5472 I downloaded the Trend beta, and
    it seems to work as well as NOD32. In fact, there are some aspects of it
    that are nice.
     
    Gary G. Little, Jul 24, 2006
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  10. pippin

    pippin Guest

    Hi Michael

    At last I have uninstalled AVG from Vista (although it is still reported in
    the security console - I think this may be the fact I can scan with AVG from
    my other hard drive)

    I selected the minimal install with Trend liked the fact it did an initial
    scan before installing. Didn't like the fact Defender alert me to my firewall
    being turned off when I had actually selected minimal without firewall -
    confirmed as I don't have the configs for this. Even after re-boot I had to
    trun firewall back on.

    I have updated Trend and looked about the configs - still like NOD32 but at
    least I have something which seems to be working. I was going to leave AVG
    but discovered there was only one process running when normally AVG adds
    quite a few plus not being able to configure was not so good.

    Thanks for all the advice in this post and let's hope NOD will see Vista
    when out of Beta :)
     
    pippin, Jul 24, 2006
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    MICHAEL Guest

    Have you ever used CrapCleaner?
    http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

    It is a useful little program (free).

    It has a registry cleaner. Not a particularly deep scan-
    but it can fix some reference problems in the registry.
    It allows you to make a backup before you apply any
    changes. It also has a great temp files deleter. Does a
    whole lot better than Disk Cleanup. I think the registry
    cleaner make take care of the lingering AVG references.
    On install, it will ask you to install the Yahoo toolbar-
    watch for it and uncheck it if you don't want it.

    I've never tried AVG, but they haven't done too well
    with the VB100% award. Nod32 has more Virus Bulletin
    awards than any AV. I think offering a free AV is a
    nice thing to do. However, you often get what you
    pay for. Of course, I would suggest free Avast any day
    over the costly and bloated Symantec products. I beta
    tested Windows OneCare. I didn't like it, but others do
    and the pricing is very reasonable- you can put it on three
    computers.

    Eset says they will have a Nod Vista version ready by
    the time Vista is final- I'm sure they will.


    Take care,

    Michael
     
    MICHAEL, Jul 24, 2006
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    pippin Guest

    I am just trying to find right click scan on demand for a file I downloaded
    but it's not there. I seem to have to use the console and work down the tree
    to select one file.

    Some nice features but I am definitely not a security suite person much
    prefer to have contorl over individual software. I agree it is easy to setup
    for people whereas NOD needs configurations if you really want to lock down
    (which I do) I think I am missing NOD a lot on this computer but more
    important to know we have protection atm.
     
    pippin, Jul 24, 2006
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    MICHAEL Guest

    I should have mentioned Trend doesn't have an option
    added to the right-click context menu.

    I use ClamWin in XP and it works in Vista.
    http://www.clamwin.com/
    It does integrate into the right-click menu for
    on demand file and folder scans.

    It's open source software. I like it. It doesn't
    do active/real-time protection but it is handy
    as a second opinion. It does have an
    addin for Outlook, I don't use it.


    -Michael
     
    MICHAEL, Jul 24, 2006
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    FusionGuy Guest

    I've had great luck with Avast! on the July CTP version of Vista.
     
    FusionGuy, Jul 26, 2006
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    pippin Guest

    right click is on Trend's request list although this will possibly be on the
    full version after beta but at least it was a missing feature for others too
    ;)
     
    pippin, Jul 27, 2006
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    MICHAEL Guest

    EZ AV ranks right down there with AVG when comes to the
    VB100% award- terrible.


    -Michael
     
    MICHAEL, Jul 28, 2006
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    Hill G. Guest

    Hill G., Jul 29, 2006
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  18. I tried EZ AV - not happy
    I tried Avast - very happy
     
    Dave Williams, Jul 29, 2006
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    GW Guest

    I would appreciate the link for the free Trend Beta AV - before I install Vista
     
    GW, Sep 16, 2006
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    Jeff Guest

    Or; try Avast.
    Jeff
     
    Jeff, Sep 16, 2006
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