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    PattiChati Guest

    Vista - antivirus

    My daughter got a laptop with windows vista. it had mcafee on it and I took
    it off. I put AVG on it and her computer is locking up. I don't know if
    this is the AVG or not.
    Can anyone recommend a good antivirus? I also put on spybot and adaware.
    Is this good for windows vista.



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    Bill Yanaire Guest

    Re: Vista - antivirus

    AVG shouldn't cause her computer to lock up. There could be other problems.
    I run AVG and AVAST on my systems and they work well with Vista. Could be
    some driver issues that cause your system to freeze.

    I think Avast is better than AVG. Do a search and see what appeals to you.


    "PattiChati" <PattiChati@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:%23D2Wjb8oHHA.3892@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > My daughter got a laptop with windows vista. it had mcafee on it and I
    > took it off. I put AVG on it and her computer is locking up. I don't
    > know if this is the AVG or not.
    > Can anyone recommend a good antivirus? I also put on spybot and adaware.
    > Is this good for windows vista.
    >




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    Richard in AZ Guest

    Re: Vista - antivirus


    "PattiChati" <PattiChati@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:%23D2Wjb8oHHA.3892@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > My daughter got a laptop with windows vista. it had mcafee on it and I took it off. I put AVG on
    > it and her computer is locking up. I don't know if this is the AVG or not.
    > Can anyone recommend a good antivirus? I also put on spybot and adaware. Is this good for windows
    > vista.
    >

    AVG 7.5 works fine on Vista.
    Your lockup is due to something else.
    I would not have spybot and ad-aware run in the background.
    Vista comes with Windows Defender for antispyware and it is quite good.



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    Matt Guest

    Re: Vista - antivirus

    Richard in AZ wrote:
    > "PattiChati" <PattiChati@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:%23D2Wjb8oHHA.3892@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> My daughter got a laptop with windows vista. it had mcafee on it and I took it off. I put AVG on
    >> it and her computer is locking up. I don't know if this is the AVG or not.
    >> Can anyone recommend a good antivirus? I also put on spybot and adaware. Is this good for windows
    >> vista.
    >>

    > AVG 7.5 works fine on Vista.
    > Your lockup is due to something else.
    > I would not have spybot and ad-aware run in the background.
    > Vista comes with Windows Defender for antispyware and it is quite good.
    >
    >

    Yep no problems with AVG on Vista here either. I make a few
    reccomendations for alternative AV products on my site (see link in my sig)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PattiChati View Post
    My daughter got a laptop with windows vista. it had mcafee on it and I took
    it off. I put AVG on it and her computer is locking up. I don't know if
    this is the AVG or not.
    Can anyone recommend a good antivirus? I also put on spybot and adaware.
    Is this good for windows vista.

    Hi PattiChati,

    Avast Home Edition is a good Free antivirus program. I never had a problem with it yet. You do need to register it, even though it's free. Here's the link:

    http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html

    I can't remember specifics, but I read of some people having problems with Spybot. I would make sure the version you had was made for your version of Vista 32/64.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Arthur Bucione Guest

    Re: Vista - antivirus

    What is the problem with McAfee? It works fine for me.

    "PattiChati" <PattiChati@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:%23D2Wjb8oHHA.3892@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > My daughter got a laptop with windows vista. it had mcafee on it and I
    > took it off. I put AVG on it and her computer is locking up. I don't
    > know if this is the AVG or not.
    > Can anyone recommend a good antivirus? I also put on spybot and adaware.
    > Is this good for windows vista.
    >



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    Michael Solomon Guest

    Re: Vista - antivirus



    "PattiChati" <PattiChati@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:#D2Wjb8oHHA.3892@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > My daughter got a laptop with windows vista. it had mcafee on it and I
    > took it off. I put AVG on it and her computer is locking up. I don't
    > know if this is the AVG or not.
    > Can anyone recommend a good antivirus? I also put on spybot and adaware.
    > Is this good for windows vista.
    >

    Unless there's something with which it's conflicting, AVG should not be the
    issue. It's possible the removal routine didn't get all of Mcafee off the
    system, you might want to check their website for complete removal
    procedures.

    Also, if this is happening regularly, there are likely several references in
    the Event Viewer under Administrative Tools. Look for events that seem to
    coincide with the lockups as the information within the event may give a
    clue as to the source of the issue.

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    mikeyhsd Guest

    Re: Vista - antivirus

    you might want to go to the mcafee web site and download the uninstaller.
    uninstall avg.
    run the mcafee uninstaller.
    install avg again .
    and see if it helps.



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    "PattiChati" <PattiChati@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:%23D2Wjb8oHHA.3892@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    My daughter got a laptop with windows vista. it had mcafee on it and I took
    it off. I put AVG on it and her computer is locking up. I don't know if
    this is the AVG or not.
    Can anyone recommend a good antivirus? I also put on spybot and adaware.
    Is this good for windows vista.



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    Mark Guest

    Re: Vista - antivirus

    Not sure what is causing your PC to lock up, unless McAfee's security centre
    is causing a possible glitch following your removal of it.

    Take a look at the following link for a comprehensive comparison of
    different antivirus products...

    http://www.av-comparatives.org/

    When you get to the website, click on the 'comparatives' button on the left
    hand side. Then read the online results and report for February 2007 and
    May 2007.

    It should give you a good idea of how the different products perform.

    From experience of a range of different antivirus products I would probably
    agree with the test results which seem fair / balanced.

    Mark

    "PattiChati" <PattiChati@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:%23D2Wjb8oHHA.3892@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > My daughter got a laptop with windows vista. it had mcafee on it and I
    > took it off. I put AVG on it and her computer is locking up. I don't
    > know if this is the AVG or not.
    > Can anyone recommend a good antivirus? I also put on spybot and adaware.
    > Is this good for windows vista.
    >



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    Columbo Guest

    Re: Vista - antivirus

    McAfee is just a "hair"better than Norton Antivirus which is a bloated,
    resource hog, which does more harm to your computer than good. It slows
    down your system, prevents programs from running, blocks internet sites
    (with the Internet tool on Norton), among other things.

    Best thing to do is ditch McAfee and Norton and get Avast or AVG Free. Both
    have free versions, have small footprints, are effecient, and did I mention,
    Free?

    Check them out and do some research. There is better out there.


    "Arthur Bucione" <arthur_bucione@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:OjNLP%238oHHA.128@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > What is the problem with McAfee? It works fine for me.
    >
    > "PattiChati" <PattiChati@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23D2Wjb8oHHA.3892@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> My daughter got a laptop with windows vista. it had mcafee on it and I
    >> took it off. I put AVG on it and her computer is locking up. I don't
    >> know if this is the AVG or not.
    >> Can anyone recommend a good antivirus? I also put on spybot and adaware.
    >> Is this good for windows vista.
    >>

    >



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