What Antivirus Products Show Up in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by David H, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. David H

    David H Guest

    I have tried AVG, Avast and Kaspersky and none of these are recognised in the
    Security Center in Vista Home Prremium. Could anyone advise me of the
    antivirus software it does detect or if this could be a problem with my vista
    upgrade which was from XP.
     
    David H, Feb 24, 2007
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  2. Hello David,

    What you described is Vista just doing its proper job, conflicts and
    troubles will not arrive until you force the install of those programs.

    Also, browse these Forums for learning what factually occurs after adding
    the program (and other similar programs) that you shared.

    Question for you:
    Do you desire a conflict free computer, or, do you desire perpetual
    conflicts while using Vista and browsing the Internet?

    Vista end users that *never* add third party programs rarely ever visit
    theses Forums unless their only purpose is for sharing the joy and user
    friendly functionalities while using Vista.

    As end users add third party programs to Vista, progressively, (user
    induced) troubles and conflicts develop while using Vista.

    While browsing these Forums, almost without exception, the majority of
    complaints are from users that have added third party programs.

    Visit the below URL for discovering the best methods for using Vista:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/features/details/accessibility.mspx

    We humans are sometimes firmly creatures of habit, wrongly believing what
    was needed yesterday must be needed today. XP needed third party a/v. Vista
    is not XP.
     
    Jonathan Schwartz 2, Feb 24, 2007
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  3. David H

    David H Guest

    Point taken Jonathan! thanks for the reply

     
    David H, Feb 24, 2007
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  4. Richard G. Harper, Feb 24, 2007
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  5. David H

    Richard Guest


    The latest version of AVG works fine in Vista, I have installed t numerous
    times.
    Occasionally you have to manually configure the email scanner though.
     
    Richard, Feb 24, 2007
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  6. David H

    Jane C Guest

    The latest version of Avast Home Edition is correctly identified here in the
    Security Center. It causes absolutely no problems whatsoever, and the virus
    definitions are updated automatically.
     
    Jane C, Feb 24, 2007
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  7. On Sat, 24 Feb 2007 02:00:05 -0800, David H <David
    I am running AVG Anti-Malware and it shows AVG as the Anti-Virus in
    the Security Center.
     
    Bill Davis Jr, Feb 24, 2007
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  8. We have been through this many times before.

    Vista has ***NO*** built-in antivirus protection. It is necessary that you
    install it yourself.

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    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Feb 24, 2007
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  9. The antivirus definitions are, sometimes, updated 3-4 times a day here. Hard
    to ask for better than that!

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Feb 24, 2007
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  10. David H

    Guest Guest


    Are you really advising people not to install anti-virus software?

    Granted, a lot of AV is crap, and most of the time a 100% success rating in
    benchmarks indicates only that the manufacturers spent way too much time
    putting code for detecting a virus that hasn't been seen in the wild since
    1993.

    However, while there may not be any specific Vista viruses yet, and Vista
    does a really good job of protecting you from the sort of behaviours
    (computer and user) that allow virus transmission, the system isn't perfect.

    For people who are likely to contract viruses, an anti-virus solution is
    essential. There will be viruses for Vista one day, far sooner than there
    will be lemon-scented paper napkins.

    Alun.
    ~~~~
     
    Guest, Feb 24, 2007
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  11. Wow, I'll have a double portion of whatever he ordered!

    On the other hand, back on Planet Earth, AVG 7.5 in all of its flavors seems
    to work quite well in Vista (I'm using Ultimate 64-bit).
     
    Dingley Mellowcreme, Feb 24, 2007
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  12. "What you described is Vista just doing its proper job"
    FALSE.
    AVG and probably the others are recognized in the vista Security Center.
    I have been using AVG with Vista RTM for over 3 months and AVG is monitored
    by Vista.

    "Vista end users that *never* add third party programs rarely ever visit
    theses Forums"
    Really?
    Can you back this claim with facts?
    Or perhaps they know so little they can not install anything else of locate
    places such as this for solutions to problems.

    Define "third party programs"
    That covers just about everything from any source outside Microsoft.
    I do not know about you, but I use programs from sources outside Microsoft
    (3rd party programs)

    "XP needed third party a/v. Vista is not XP"
    Not relevant.
    That says NOTHING about the need for AV in Vista.
    Please point to a Microsoft source that says an anti virus product is not
    needed for Vista.
    I am certain you do not need help finding a source that shows the need for
    an Antivirus in Vista since it is already in this thread.

    Suggestions such as not needing an anti virus are dangerous at best.
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Feb 24, 2007
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  13. Norton Internet Security 2007 runs perfectly under VISTA. Excellent at what
    it does.

    Dan
    Sudbury, Canada
     
    Daniel Côté, Feb 24, 2007
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  14. This fellow is one of those rare breeds who NEVER adds any software to his
    computer - NOTHING!

    Ten years from now he will still have 90% of his hard drive free because he
    is waiting for something.

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!



     
    Richard Urban, Feb 24, 2007
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  15. We'll be hearing from you before too long, I guess. (-:

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Feb 24, 2007
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  16. Apparently.
    He uses the wrong platform if he believes 3rd party programs should not be
    run.
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Feb 24, 2007
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  17. If you have the latest versions of the mentioned products then they should
    ALL work fine with vista.

    NIK
     
    nicholas hall, Feb 24, 2007
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  18. David H

    Paul Adare Guest

    microsoft.public.windows.vista.security news group, Jupiter
    This is the same person who used to post as "firewall2" and
    posted all kinds of erroneous information and irrelevant web
    links about EFS, BDE, and the "256-bit encrypted Vista
    firewall". Remember him? Well he's back with yet another posting
    ID.

    --
    Paul Adare
    MVP - Windows - Virtual Machine
    http://www.identit.ca
    "The English language, complete with irony, satire, and sarcasm,
    has survived for centuries without smileys. Only the new crop of
    modern computer geeks finds it impossible to detect a joke that
    is not clearly labeled as such."
    Ray Shea
     
    Paul Adare, Feb 24, 2007
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  19. Now this dangerous information from him makes sense.
    Thank you Paul;
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Feb 25, 2007
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  20. David H

    David H Guest

    I have used the latest versions of AVG Avast Kaspersky and even tried Onecare
    just to see if it is recognised and none show up in Security Center but all
    seem to work ok as I have performed scans with them all and updates are
    coming through no trouble and also the icons are in the notification area.
    The problem seems to be with Security Center and not the Antivirus software.
    Also I am not able to turn on Windows Defender in Security Center .I click on
    turn on ,it says "updating definitions" then "no new definitions available"
    and Defender says it is switched off but shows up in task manager as running
    and I have used it to perform a scan which it did.Again the problem seems to
    be in Security Center itself.
     
    David H, Feb 25, 2007
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