security

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Tom, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. Tom

    Tom Guest

    Is Norton Anti-Virus compatiable with Vista? On my old computer, I downloaded
    Norton when I had Windows XP SP2. I had no problems. Is Vista Anti-Virus?
     
    Tom, Feb 10, 2007
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    JimR Guest


    You can look for Vista compatible Symantec products here
    http://www.symantec.com/index.htm

    There are links for home and office products as well as a link to products
    that can be upgraded to work with Vista.
    You should install an antivirus product on Vista.
     
    JimR, Feb 10, 2007
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  3. Tom

    Tom Guest

    Thanks for your reply, Jim. Are the A.V. products you suggested, free? Which
    one would you reccomend?
     
    Tom, Feb 10, 2007
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    Jason Guest

    Norton is not free. You can try AVG. It is a pretty good AV and it is free. http://www.grisoft.com/


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    Jason
    Windows Vista RTM
    MS Office 2007 RTM

    Thanks for your reply, Jim. Are the A.V. products you suggested, free? Which
    one would you reccomend?
     
    Jason, Feb 10, 2007
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    Tom Guest

    Well, I tried to install Norton and Vista wouldnt allow it. Norton was only
    compatible Windows XP. Why wouldnt Vista have an Anti-Virus protection
    programmed already along with the firewall, spyware.... I do not like this
    new Vista or IE7....
     
    Tom, Feb 10, 2007
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    Tom Guest

    I'm going to download the 90 day trial of Windows Live OneCare...for the
    Anti-Virus.
     
    Tom, Feb 10, 2007
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    Billy Guest

    Billy, Feb 10, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    Avast and AVG have free Vista compatible offerings. Both work fine.
     
    Rock, Feb 10, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    None of the AV programs that were designed for XP will run on Vista.
    Symantec does have Vista compatible apps.
     
    Rock, Feb 10, 2007
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    Tom Guest

    Ok, I downloaded the AVG instead. It is not free. Yes, they do have free
    Trial versions. Guess thats better than nothing. Thnx for helping! Hope this
    avg does the job.
     
    Tom, Feb 10, 2007
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    Billy Guest

    Billy, Feb 10, 2007
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    Billy Guest

    Billy, Feb 10, 2007
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    Tom Guest

    Hey, thanks, Billy! Does this avg have an intrusion alert like Norton did? I
    need pc classess. :p
     
    Tom, Feb 10, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    AVG has a free version. I'm not sure where you are looking.
     
    Rock, Feb 10, 2007
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  15. Only once a day? Not good!

     
    David J. Craig, Feb 11, 2007
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    Billy Guest

    It alerts when there's a virus and also you can scheldue it to scan every
    day and udates every day at lest once. It's a really good programme and it
    is widely used accross the world. Very light on your system too. The next
    one we are all waiting fro is the firewall from zonelabs. Register here and
    they will notify you when its ready.

    http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/catalog/products/vista.jsp

    I am sticking to windows built in firewall meantime. it shoudl keep thigns
    fine. especially if you ahve a router which will probably have a built in
    firewall anyway.

    That abiout covers you if you get a free spyware from lavasoft.com (adaware)
    that completes free protection.

    http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad-aware_se_personal.php

    Billy
     
    Billy, Feb 11, 2007
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    B. Nice Guest

    Only if it recognizes it, I would guess.
    Don't rely too much on scans. Finding by scanning means your system is
    already infected - in which case you cannot really rely on it.
    What's the detection rate?
    That does'nt mean anything.
    For what reason exactly?
    Protection from what? How about not installing adware at all? How
    about thinking of how nasties get in in the first place and start
    acting upon that?
     
    B. Nice, Feb 11, 2007
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  18. I'M running Norton Internet Security 2007 and it works perfectly. Has
    stopped a couple intrusions etc so far. Looks good working with VISTA.

    Dan
    Sudbury, Canada
     
    Daniel Côté, Feb 11, 2007
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    Tom Guest

    Thanks, guys! I got things up n running now! I appreciate all the help yins
    gave me. This is a cool forum.
     
    Tom, Feb 11, 2007
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    jenny s Guest

    I also can't understand why Vista doesn't have total inbuilt security, Norton
    causes me immense problems, cannot get into my e-mail, have tried helpdesk
    without success. Am thinking of upgrading to Vista but not if all these
    problems, can anyone recommend a better antivirus compatible with Windows?
     
    jenny s, Feb 14, 2007
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