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    vista laptop, which anti virus?

    My sisters new laptop arrived today with vista on it. Now what antivirus is ok for it???

    Would AvG 8 be ok- have read that it does not work well on it. Only looking at the free version!

    Any help would be great!

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    Re: vista laptop, which anti virus?

    anyone?

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    Re: vista laptop, which anti virus?

    Come on people give this man his reply, he's waited almost 40 minutes now!

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    Re: vista laptop, which anti virus?

    Only looking at the free ones from AVG and so on. But have read that avg 8 has some problems with vista (laptop has vista basic) So just want to know iff others have it on a vista system and if its ok.

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    Re: vista laptop, which anti virus?

    There must be someone running avg 8 (free edition) out there that can shed some light on whether its ok for vista or not?

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    Re: vista laptop, which anti virus?

    i use avast! on Vista

    nice and cheap too

    (for some reason i resent AVG... can't remember why though now )

    but avast is low on system resource usage and picks up practically everything
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    Re: vista laptop, which anti virus?

    right ok will give that a go! thx

    Does it matter if its the free avast version (avast home edition 4 free) ? Sorry for so many questions but want to get it right.

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    Re: vista laptop, which anti virus?

    Quote Originally Posted by AledJ View Post
    right ok will give that a go! thx

    Does it matter if its the free avast version (avast home edition 4 free) ? Sorry for so many questions but want to get it right.
    nah

    i use the free version, just download it from avasts site, register on the site, install, check your email, and paste the code into avast

    tis free but uses a 14month subscription... so after 14months you just go back and get another code
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    Re: vista laptop, which anti virus?

    I recommend avast, have used avg previously. I remember avg not picking up a virus, not sure how I found out how avg wasn't picking up the virus, but I turned to avast becasue it's free, I did also use symantec norton antivirus
    but after a while you have to pay for the updates.

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    Re: vista laptop, which anti virus?

    ah yeah just read about the register thing. So nothing to pay just get a new code when its up?

    Thx for your help!

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    Re: vista laptop, which anti virus?

    Quote Originally Posted by AledJ View Post
    ah yeah just read about the register thing. So nothing to pay just get a new code when its up?

    Thx for your help!
    nope, you don't pay for a code, i'm guessing it's so avast! know how much of a user base they have...

    the only payable thing about avast is the business versions.. but your a home user so it doesn't apply
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    Re: vista laptop, which anti virus?

    AVG should be fine on vista.. Im happily running AVG 8 (Full version mind) on my Laptop and My Dad works for them, he said they did have some problems but it should be ok now.

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    Re: vista laptop, which anti virus?

    Avast gets my vote.

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    Re: vista laptop, which anti virus?

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    i use avast! on Vista

    nice and cheap too

    (for some reason i resent AVG... can't remember why though now )

    but avast is low on system resource usage and picks up practically everything
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