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  • Hi All,

    So I learned the hard way that Zone Alarm can't easily be uninstalled once Windows Vista is installed. :<) Now...that being taken care of, what do people think is the most comprehensive and best AV software to run with Vista? I'm currently running a trial version of Windows Live Care however, given the unresolved firewall issue, I don't think that is the one.

    Your thoughts would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,

    Mara

    Thursday, February 15, 2007 11:00 PM

Answers

  • Thank you for choosing Windows Live OneCare, you've selected the right choice. WLOC has a very good firewall system, it works silently except you're asked to allow a program to access internet or not, you can add rules for firewall. WLOC is comprehensive system that inlcudes: Antivirus, Firewall, Backup, TuneUp system.

    Good luck

    Friday, February 16, 2007 7:05 PM

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  • Thank you for choosing Windows Live OneCare, you've selected the right choice. WLOC has a very good firewall system, it works silently except you're asked to allow a program to access internet or not, you can add rules for firewall. WLOC is comprehensive system that inlcudes: Antivirus, Firewall, Backup, TuneUp system.

    Good luck

    Friday, February 16, 2007 7:05 PM
  • WHat are you need for a firewall, ALl the major software vendors are work on Vista version and most have Vista read product now, WHat are you looking for
    Friday, February 16, 2007 7:19 PM
  • I'm not looking for a firewall. I am looking for AV software forVista. I have seen the list of available AV applications for Vista and I was wondering which people thought was the best....
    Saturday, February 17, 2007 1:18 AM
  • I have found that avast works will with Vista.  They have a free program that was created recently with Vista in mind.  Works for me.  ;)

    http://www.avast.com/eng/programs.html
    Saturday, February 17, 2007 4:28 AM
  • So Far, these are what I have tried:

    Panda Antivirus

    NOD32

    AVG Free, and their antispyware product too.

     

    No issues... yet!

    HTH

    Tuesday, February 20, 2007 8:42 PM
  • Folks, you dont get the point, huh??

     

    AntiVirus... is needed... not Firewall.

    Wednesday, February 21, 2007 6:39 PM
  • Windows Live OneCare is Antivirus+Firewall+Backup Tool+Tuneup+Antispyware system.

    Recent version 1.5 for Windows Vista www.windowsonecare.com

    Good luck

    Wednesday, February 21, 2007 7:14 PM
  • I was using F-Secure Internet Security 2007 before I went from XP to Vista. Although they haven't yet released a version for Vista (it's due for release in May), there is a Beta version available for trial and it seems to work pretty well (AV, spyware, firewall, spam etc.). It also has a very small footprint and you hardly know it's there. I've read a few reviews on various products and this one always seems to be in the top 3.

    Having previously used ZoneAlarm, Norton and various other products, I find that this is by far the easiest to setup and use.

    http://www.f-secure.com and http://www.f-secure.com/vista

    Monday, March 19, 2007 10:52 AM
  • Thanks to everyone for all of your suggestions. And yes, AV (worm protection, etc...) and SPAM filtering is my main concern - not firewall for obvious reasons.

    I have been using LiveOneCare and find ti quite buggy. Funny that it really doesn'twork very well with Vista. I'm typically a huge Microsoft fan however, this appneeds help!

    Monday, March 19, 2007 10:31 PM