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Crashed Again - WHich AV to use?

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    =?Utf-8?B?VFNSIFdlYm1hbg==?= Guest

    Crashed Again - WHich AV to use?

    OK - thanks to answers to previous email Vista up and running, dual boot with
    XP.
    Activated Vista - no problem.
    So I wanted Antivirus protection on Vista and loaded Avast. All went well, I
    registered. But email not set up on Vista - its on the XP system - so I
    needed to switch back to XP to pick up the Avast code. Ran a virus scan first
    - no problem.
    Shut down - got an error message that flashed past so fast it was a blur.
    Got the code from XP and reload Vista - heres where it starts
    'Vista did not shut down correctly' - running CHKDSK. Hundreds off files
    deleted. But Vista started up.
    Avast did not start - used explorer to check folder - 'Folder name is
    Invalid' can not change the name, can not uninstall Avast. Tried to use
    Search - Explorer went unstable and fired off crash messages to Microsoft a
    couple of times. Had to log off. re-booted later - 'This is not a genuine
    version' in bottom right corner and Vista wont load - asked to load DVD/CD -
    did so - nothing.
    To cut a long story short - once again had to strip hard drive and recover
    XP from backup.

    DOnt know what went wrong - will try again - but anyone want to recommendan
    AV for Vista?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    =?Utf-8?B?UmF2eW5uZQ==?= Guest

    RE: Crashed Again - WHich AV to use?

    I use AVG antivirus at the www.grisoft.com The latest free version works fine
    on my vista RC1 build
    You may give that a try. they have a free version

    Ravynne.

    "TSR Webman" wrote:

    > OK - thanks to answers to previous email Vista up and running, dual boot with
    > XP.
    > Activated Vista - no problem.
    > So I wanted Antivirus protection on Vista and loaded Avast. All went well, I
    > registered. But email not set up on Vista - its on the XP system - so I
    > needed to switch back to XP to pick up the Avast code. Ran a virus scan first
    > - no problem.
    > Shut down - got an error message that flashed past so fast it was a blur.
    > Got the code from XP and reload Vista - heres where it starts
    > 'Vista did not shut down correctly' - running CHKDSK. Hundreds off files
    > deleted. But Vista started up.
    > Avast did not start - used explorer to check folder - 'Folder name is
    > Invalid' can not change the name, can not uninstall Avast. Tried to use
    > Search - Explorer went unstable and fired off crash messages to Microsoft a
    > couple of times. Had to log off. re-booted later - 'This is not a genuine
    > version' in bottom right corner and Vista wont load - asked to load DVD/CD -
    > did so - nothing.
    > To cut a long story short - once again had to strip hard drive and recover
    > XP from backup.
    >
    > DOnt know what went wrong - will try again - but anyone want to recommendan
    > AV for Vista?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Crashed Again - WHich AV to use?

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