View Full Version : Free Antivirus for Vista Basic?

16-04-2008, 06:04 PM
We have a laptop here with norton internet security which has expired...Planning to replace it with a free alternative.....is AVG Free suitable for Vista?....

Comments appreciared!

Speedy Gonzales
16-04-2008, 06:07 PM
Avast home is also free and should be compatible with Vista

kahawai chaser
16-04-2008, 08:35 PM
Both AVG and avast are very popular free programs; You can download them at snapfiles (http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/security/fwvirus.html), and maybe check out the user reviews

16-04-2008, 08:50 PM
I installed AVG Free on my sister's laptop (Vista) and it works just fine. I have installed Avast on my own PC and am still trying to decide which one is the more user friendly.

16-04-2008, 09:16 PM
Avast is far more user-friendly and has very good protection.

16-04-2008, 10:55 PM
Never used Avast...how is it compared to AVG in terms of startup times and using resources?....I already know it as = or > detection :p

Speedy Gonzales
16-04-2008, 11:01 PM
Well Avast uses 7 scanners (email/web/P2P/IM/Network/Standard/Outlook)

At the mo the web shield is using the most (41,440, the others are using 3,156k (email), 5832k, 204k, 17,636k (I'm only using 5 of the 7, OL and P2P are disabled)

Altho you dont really need the web shield either.

So, you can disable 3 of the 7 (If you dont have Outlook, use P2P programs, or want to scan websites)

16-04-2008, 11:36 PM
AVG for me on xp seems to be using a lot less! 1004k, 364k, 232k, & 0k....I'm on XP though....does that change things?

Speedy Gonzales
17-04-2008, 09:20 AM
Dont know, I used to use AVG. But kept having probs.

Sometimes I had to quit it and restart it all the time.

Up to you what you want to use.

If you think AVG is better use it