Use AVG with Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Robert Hankins, May 4, 2009.

  1. It works..
    Mike Hall - MVP, May 6, 2009
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  2. Robert Hankins

    Gordon Guest

    Not here it didn't... :-(
    Gordon, May 6, 2009
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  3. Robert Hankins

    Woody Guest

    Used AVG for 15 years with very little problem. I am running 8.5 on Vista home premium. It will slow down less powerful machines with the link scanner and residential shield running but these can be disabled. I do run the e-mail scanner with no problem but have not seen an e-mail virus in a long time thanks to my ISP's filtering. While I see complaints here about how long it takes to scan that is more an indication of how thorough it is being and somewhat how your system is set up. The e-mail scanner can be turned off also without reinstalling. Just a matter of deleting a check mark on the scanner.
    I am considering dropping Norton AV and begin using the free AVG 8.5 AV software. Can I get some user comments/ recommendations on AVG? All replies are appreciated.
    Woody, May 7, 2009

  4. You did this?

    Windows XP Pro & Vista Business/Ultimate/Enterprise

    1.Start-> Control Panel
    2.Administrative tools-> Local security policy
    3.Click on Software Restriction Policy-> Action (at the top)-> create new
    restriction policies
    4.Right-click additional rules (on the right side)-> new path rule
    5.Click Browse and navigate to C:\Program Files\(Avira)\AntiVir
    PersonalEdition Classic\ and double-click avnotify.exe
    6.Set the security level to Disallowed-> apply-> ok
    Mike Hall - MVP, May 7, 2009
  5. Robert Hankins

    Gordon Guest

    I have Vista HOME.........
    Gordon, May 7, 2009

  6. No problema..


    Mike Hall - MVP Windows Experience

    __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus signature database 4063 (20090508) __________

    The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    Mike Hall - MVP, May 9, 2009
  7. Robert Hankins

    Charlie Tame Guest

    But you are an idiot and a newsgroup troll Mikey.
    Charlie Tame, May 11, 2009
  8. Robert Hankins

    Charlie Tame Guest

    Yes, AVG has slowed done a number of machines here.
    Charlie Tame, May 11, 2009
  9. Robert Hankins

    Gordon Guest

    That page says this:
    Windows Vista Home Premium

    1.Go to C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avnotify.exe
    2.Right-click avnotify.exe-> properties-> security->
    3.Under the group or username SYSTEM click edit
    4.Put a checkmark under the DENY column for "read and execute"

    I had tried that, having done the same in XP. I couldn't get the setting to
    stick in Vista, it kept reverting, even when run as Administrator!
    In any case, it only cost me £12 to buy the Premium version...
    Gordon, May 11, 2009
  10. I think I win the prize for number of replies to my original query; looks like 32 of you whizkids took the trouble to give me the benefit of your smarts. In any event, I did delete Norton completely and am now using AVG 8.5 freeware, Windows Defender and Windows Firewall. Been up for a week now and running very smooth. Thanks again to all you folks who replied.
    Bob Hankins
    I am considering dropping Norton AV and begin using the free AVG 8.5 AV software. Can I get some user comments/ recommendations on AVG? All replies are appreciated.
    Robert Hankins, May 11, 2009
  11. Robert Hankins

    legend Guest

    I have had AVG for years and years without any problems "is good"
    legend, May 14, 2009
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