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Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by lakeman, Dec 5, 2007.

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  1. lakeman

    lakeman Thread Starter

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    Hello, I have been using vista on new computer, have made a search, and have not answered my questions. In my old XP days you recommended instaling and using AVG antivirus, ad aware, and spybot. As soon as my complimentary norton ran out, and wanted renuel, I removed it, and replaced with AVG free, and am using windows defender. Is this adequate, and if not what are present recomendations? Thank you in advance for your help.
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  2. Gulo Luseus

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    For anti virus, I use AVG free on Vista, and so far havent had a prob. Seems to be one of the better ones to use:) Ad Aware and spybot are still, I think, some of th ebetter blockers; if yo uwant one, they are probably as good as anything else.
    So yes, keep using them! Protection value is pretty high, but I would say do a manual sweep every so often, as some of th efunctionality on the free versions is disabled :)
     
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    Jacee Malware Specialist

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