What is the best Anti-Virus For Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Doofy, Aug 22, 2007.

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    Doofy Guest

    What is the best Anti-Virus software For Vista Ultimate?
    Doofy, Aug 22, 2007
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    Ken Blake Guest

    Questions like this get opinions, not answers, and you'll get different
    opinions from different people. I like Avast!
    Ken Blake, Aug 22, 2007
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    Doofy Guest


    Doofy, Aug 22, 2007
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    David Gorick Guest

    I use Nod32. Very effective and works very well with Vista.
    David Gorick, Aug 22, 2007
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    Bert Kinney Guest

    Bert Kinney, Aug 22, 2007
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    Marc Darragh Guest

    Marc Darragh, Aug 23, 2007
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    Paul Russell Guest

    Avast and it's free
    Paul Russell, Aug 23, 2007
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    ctaboada Guest

    i´ve tried many of them, Avast! seems the best for me. look forward it at
    www.avast.com, and remember, don´t use windows defender :)
    ctaboada, Aug 23, 2007
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    GTS Guest

    Huh? Windows OneCare has rated at the bottom of the barrel in effectiveness
    in independent testing. There is no one best, but this is certainly a poor
    GTS, Aug 23, 2007
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    Computer-Ed Guest

    I would persoanlly avoid OneCare. Not just a matter of the rating but
    the fact that it will not let you really configure it effiecently. For
    example I run a serious hardware firewall for my network. The OneCare
    firewall is a pain in the butt so I turn it off. However by doing this
    OneCare is now screaming at me all the time my system is not secure. You
    cannot just turn of the features you do not want without the system
    being unhappy.

    AVG, Grisoft, Nod32, Kaspersky, Trendmicro, Bitdefender

    All of these support 64 Bit Vista. I really like the Kaspersky thought
    I know many that also like trendmicro and Bitdefender. However with AVG
    and Avast being free it is really hard to suggest anyone BUY an AV
    Computer-Ed, Aug 23, 2007
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    David Guest

    LOL! Are you at all surprised that an MVP would recommend a MS product,
    despite it's inferior efficacy??

    David, Aug 23, 2007
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    SpottedEagle Guest

    I am using Mcafee Internet Security Suite 2007 Has excellent Tools and is a
    very user friendly Interface
    SpottedEagle, Aug 23, 2007
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    Computer-Ed Guest

    AAAGGGHHH It burns master it burns!!!!!! :cry

    Seriosuly I have McAfee to be such a huge pain in the rump, it ha
    become serious bloatware. However at least you did not speak the N%^&$
    word! ;
    Computer-Ed, Aug 23, 2007
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    Doofy Guest

    I have came to the conclusion that most users recommend NOD32.

    Thanx everyone!
    Doofy, Aug 23, 2007
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    Doofy Guest

    You say AVG is all right, but I find it to slooow down my pc, so I am going
    to install my Vista ready BitDefender package I originally bought for XP,
    but uninstalled it because it was giving me update problems.

    I also thought OneCare is a little under average...

    Doofy, Aug 23, 2007
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    Gus Kline Guest

    I use CA antivirus and have been very pleased.

    Gus Kline, Aug 23, 2007
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    Rasjahshout Guest

    I know everyone is giving great opinions on the best antivirus for Vista
    ...... I use AVG by Grisoft and I find it to work extremely we ..... i use it
    on all my windows systems ... never had a problem with it ...... I have had a
    bad experience with avast once and that is why i never tried it again ......
    but AVG in my opinion is a very good candidate .....
    Rasjahshout, Aug 23, 2007
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    Hertz_Donut Guest

    Considering that Windows Live One Care has done very poorly in every test I
    have ever read, I'd not be recommending it at all.

    Hertz_Donut, Aug 24, 2007
  20. Have you read the replies from other MVPs?
    It seems you have not.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Aug 25, 2007
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