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Virus Protection on Win Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by nards, Nov 13, 2007.

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  1. nards

    nards Thread Starter

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    I just purchased a new laptop which has Windows Vista. I tried to install my old version of Norton and it is not compatible so I need a new version. Is there anywhere that I can download a new version for FREE. Not a trial version, but a permanent download. I was hoping to avoid another purchase. Thanks
     
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    Only from a pirating site!
    But Norton, as I read, is a pain in Vista and quite resource hungry. Why not experiment with one of the free offerings. AvgFree is very low profile and, when I have checked it against other virus "hunters", seems to do the job. Avast is also quite good but needs a little more configuration.
     
  3. NIGHT5ER

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    I had the same problem, but I just went to the norton site, then downloaded the Vista one, used my old cd key, and everything works fine.
     
  4. Rich-M

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    Much better off using a free antivirus like Avast that won't impact your system....www.avast.com
     
  5. NIGHT5ER

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    ya, i wish norton wasnt so resource hungry
     
  6. bangstx

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    try using avg antivirus it's free and it's good
     
  7. bangstx

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    it's works very good with vista
     
  8. dliw

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    Second that with AVG Free.
     
  9. NIGHT5ER

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    my only prob was, i somehow got the trojan this one time and AVG wouldnt erase it, bought norton, fixed it.
     
  10. Rich-M

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    You know antivirus really has never been the program for Trojans whereas most decent antispyware programs remove way more than an antivirus ever finds. I would run www.superantispyware.com and see if there is more.
     
  11. BlooChoo

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    well thats a trial version of a better product..i think the best thing for spyware removal for free is spyware terminator

    http://www.spywareterminator.com/

    it just as well as any you can buy...for free:)
     
  12. Rich-M

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    Superantispyware has a free version also that you manually update and scan with. It just makes no sense to me to let things in freely and "rip" them out later.
     
  13. BlooChoo

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    aye...spyware terminator is freeware..ie. the full product with nothing stripped off it...its a complete program...superantispyware will tell u that u have a number of spyware in your computer itl clean up a few of them and then ask u to buy the full product to get rid of the rest
     
  14. nards

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    Thans very much for your advice. I downloaded AVG and it works fine. CNET gives it a great review ! Thanks again.
     
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    ya norton pretty much sucks, if you want something free go for AVG
     
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