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    wrongun92's Avatar Love Life BT Rep: +8BT Rep +8
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    Hi there,

    I recently installed Vista on one of my pcs. Some of the programs that I had been using on WinXPta weren't compatible with Vista anymore namely nod32 and zonealaram.

    Any recommendations for anti-virus and firewall for Vista please.
    Please state why you think something is good
    Last edited by wrongun92; 01-06-2008 at 06:25 PM.

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    BLaZiN's Avatar Up yours! BT Rep: +13BT Rep +13BT Rep +13
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    Firewall - Pctools firewall works well and its free http://www.pctools.com/firewall/
    Anti-virus - I use the newest version nod32 security suite which works well









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    MeH double post

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    I use AVG by grisoft. It's free and unobtrusive, and doesn't us up a lot of resources. I am behind a good hardware firewall, so I don't use a software firewall. I tried a freeware firewall on my laptop, but it interfered with the AVG email scanner, so i got rid of it. Just use the Windows firewall when I am out and about. For adware, I just run the free versions of SpyBot and AdAware. All of these have Vista versions by now, and unlike Norton, they are free.

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    I've only tried Bitdefender so far and it seems to work quite well with Vista. They have a an all-in-one suite too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BLaZiN View Post
    Firewall - Pctools firewall works well and its free http://www.pctools.com/firewall/
    Anti-virus - I use the newest version nod32 security suite which works well
    did you have to manually tweak vista for nod to work?
    If no which version are you using?

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    BLaZiN's Avatar Up yours! BT Rep: +13BT Rep +13BT Rep +13
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    Nope no tweaking involved.
    I use vista home premium & ESET.Smart.Security.Business.Edition.& Home.Edition.v3.0.621 (32-bit)
    Just a str8 install









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    ok I'll check that out. Good to know

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