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LUIS39

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 4300 @ 1.80GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 222 GB (143 GB Free); D: 9 GB (4 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0CT017
Antivirus: None

I have had AVG for many years and I had a terrible time removing AVG in order to get the latest updates and still was unable to reinstall. I switched to Window Defender while all this was going on.

Question: Is Windows Defender an adequate substitute for AVG?

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After you uninstall AVG, you need to use the AVG Remover tool so it can find and remove the leftover file and registry "debris".

If I haven't already told you and you're not aware of it, Windows Vista will be going "extinct" in a few months - just like Windows XP already has.

You appear to have a Dell Dimension 9200 or a Dell XPS 410 desktop.

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LUIS39

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I got AVG off and will keep Windows Defender as see how that works out.

I have a Dell DXP061 and may reluctantly upgrade to Windows 10.

Thanks for your help and update.
 

flavallee

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I have a Dell DXP061 and may reluctantly upgrade to Windows 10.
It's my guess that Dell is too old to run Windows 10.
What's the "service tag" number and/or "express service code" number on it?
I got AVG off and will keep Windows Defender as see how that works out.
Terry is correct. The built-in Windows Defender app is NOT an antivirus program.
I also recommend installing and using Microsoft Security Essentials.
It's light-weight and very user-friendly.
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