Recommended AV program?

Posted: 03-13-2008, 05:19 PM
As a new (4 hours!) Vista user, what AV programs, free, do people use? (I
used Avast! in XP and was quite happy with it....)

Thanks

Recommended AV program?


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Mark Veldhuis
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Re: Recommended AV program?
Posted: 03-13-2008, 05:23 PM
Gordon was thinking very hard :
> As a new (4 hours!) Vista user, what AV programs, free, do people use? (I
> used Avast! in XP and was quite happy with it....)
I myself use the free version of AVG.
From what I have read, Avast! does well under Vista too.

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John Barnett MVP
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Re: Recommended AV program?
Posted: 03-13-2008, 05:39 PM
Both Avast! and AVG will work with Vista, so if you were happy with Avast!
then there is no need to change. But, if you do feel like a change then go
for AVG. I like AVG's interface because it is more use friendly than Avast!


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"Gordon" <gbplinux@gmail.com.invalid> wrote in message
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> As a new (4 hours!) Vista user, what AV programs, free, do people use? (I
> used Avast! in XP and was quite happy with it....)
>
> Thanks
Knot
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Posted: 03-13-2008, 05:43 PM


"Gordon" <gbplinux@gmail.com.invalid> wrote in message
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> As a new (4 hours!) Vista user, what AV programs, free, do people use? (I
> used Avast! in XP and was quite happy with it....)
>
> Thanks
I still use Avast as I did under XP. It's fine under Vista.

Gordon
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RE: Recommended AV program?
Posted: 03-13-2008, 06:13 PM
"Gordon" wrote:
> As a new (4 hours!) Vista user, what AV programs, free, do people use? (I
> used Avast! in XP and was quite happy with it....)
>
> Thanks
>
Thanks to all the responders! I've gone with what I know and like - Avast!
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Re: Recommended AV program?
Posted: 03-13-2008, 07:59 PM
Avast! works great, as does AVG Free (which I use and like).

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"Gordon" <gbplinux@gmail.com.invalid> wrote in message
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> As a new (4 hours!) Vista user, what AV programs, free, do people use? (I
> used Avast! in XP and was quite happy with it....)
>
> Thanks
Bruce Chambers
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Posted: 03-14-2008, 12:46 AM
Gordon wrote:
> As a new (4 hours!) Vista user, what AV programs, free, do people use?
> (I used Avast! in XP and was quite happy with it....)
>
> Thanks

Then you would probably like to continue using Avast. It's certainly
been working well for a great many other Vista users.


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serious BUG: Avast slows down Vista inhibiting the Superfetch
Posted: 03-14-2008, 09:51 AM


"John Barnett MVP" wrote:
> Both Avast! and AVG will work with Vista, so if you were happy with Avast!
> then there is no need to change.
serious BUG: Avast slows down Vista inhibiting the Superfetch:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=33336.0
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Re: serious BUG: Avast slows down Vista inhibiting the Superfetch
Posted: 03-14-2008, 11:49 AM
A few mentions of an apparent issue but that thread is still just hearsay at
this point. I tried their suggested little test and couldn't really see much
difference in how fast apps opened. The initial loading of an app
(OpenOffice) took about 10 seconds but after that it only took about 3
seconds whether the Avast standard scanner was running or not. Similar
results with MS Works and Paint.Net. A 90MB Acrobat file took around 12
seconds to open the first time, just about 2 seconds on subsequent tries
whether Avast as running or stopped.


"mikk" <mikk@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>
> "John Barnett MVP" wrote:
>
>> Both Avast! and AVG will work with Vista, so if you were happy with
>> Avast!
>> then there is no need to change.
>
> serious BUG: Avast slows down Vista inhibiting the Superfetch:
> http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=33336.0
Chris Game
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Re: Recommended AV program?
Posted: 03-15-2008, 12:08 PM
On Thu, 13 Mar 2008 18:46:51 -0600, Bruce Chambers wrote:
>> As a new (4 hours!) Vista user, what AV programs, free, do people
>> use? (I used Avast! in XP and was quite happy with it....)
>>
>> Thanks
>
> Then you would probably like to continue using Avast. It's certainly
> been working well for a great many other Vista users.
Well of course the issue is how does it perform as an anti-virus
program, not how user friendly the interface is.

Try Avira if you don't like Avast.

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