What Antiviruses work on Vista
I am preparing to install Vista today (with a new psu) and I need an AV. I have used it in VirtualPC and AVG (free, latest) does not work. It says it is incompatible (Well vista says that). I have got that CA antivirus thing but are there any other free ones that work. I want AVG to.
June 25th, 2006 10:58am
Vista compatible Anti-Virus applications: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=65844 http://www.windowsonecare.com/ Review carefullythe description on compatibility issues, since Vista and AV (and all applications) are still in development. HTH.
June 25th, 2006 3:56pm
couldn't get windowsonecare to load...uploading as I write this the go.microsoft.com/fwlink....will return here if it does NOT work!
June 29th, 2006 4:30am
Ami wrong or is it true that One care will not work with Vista Beta? I tried to install and got a non compatibility warning that said Onecare would only work with XP. Since this is a test bed machine Vista and Office 2007 I would prefer to use MS. It also supports 3 machines if you buy it. Not a bad deal.
July 1st, 2006 12:53am
July 2nd, 2006 10:30am
i have CA antivirus version 7 working on vista fine
July 8th, 2006 2:40am
I was told by MS that OneCare Live will not work with Vista. I followed the page directed by MS, see URL above, to AWILL Trend Micro 14's page. I have tried both 14 and the newest build 14.55 but they both created a problem with downloading with ReGet Delux. I had a bear of a time uninstalling the 14 release and had to hack the registry a bit. TrendMicro attached a driver to a miniport driver I use. I have now installed Avast 4.7 and is works great. It uses hardly any resources unlike all of those other virus scanners and it is a dream to use. The only complaint I have about it is it seems to be a bit low on a full system scan. GOOD LUCK! Sam
July 8th, 2006 5:15am
You might try AVG again. One of the latest updates stated purpose is to "fix a known incompatibility with AVG" I have not tried it again since I installed Avast and it works fine.
July 16th, 2006 6:06pm
I am also running CA v7 it works with one issue. The applications need to ask for Admin rights every time at login. Is there a fix for this? Thanks
August 25th, 2006 11:41pm
I have the latest version of AVG and I am happy with it. It is running just fine on Vista 5600.
September 10th, 2006 7:17pm
i have Trend Micro and its working 100%
September 11th, 2006 3:37pm
trend micro working 100%
September 12th, 2006 12:33am
I had CA eTrust Anti-virus installed, but was having problems with it and Windows Defender kept blocking it when I started Vista. I downloaded and installed the latest AVG today and have had no problems so far.
September 13th, 2006 7:00am
NOD32 should be released in a couple of weeks that is fixed to work in Vista, that is posted in the ESET forum.
September 19th, 2006 1:34pm
Oh that's just bloddy great Lee. We have to sit here exposed to virus' while we wait for the AV vendors to get their act together. Don't you think MS could have collaborated with them in advance so we wouldn't be so exposed to this risk while we try to help MS develop Vista? We need a better answer than what your giving us.
September 21st, 2006 11:53am
Here is compatible Anti-Virus list for Windows Vista RC1 & RC2 (UPDATED): Windows Live OneCare (32 Bit)v1.5 Beta [HIGHLY RECOMMENDED] Avast! Home Edition v4.7.883 Beta (32 Bit and 64 Bit) [NOTE: On v4.7.881, was given a warning that it's incompatible, but everything works fine now.] AVG Free Edition v7.1.407 (32 Bit and 64 Bit) AVG Professional Edition v7.1 Build 395a764 (32 Bit and 64 Bit) AVG Professional Edition v7.5 (32 Bit and 64 Bit) ClamWin Free Antivirus v0.88.4 (64 Bit) eTrust EZ Antivirus v220.127.116.11 (32 Bit) [NOTE: You can get 1 year free from eTrust.] Trend Micro v14.56.1008 Beta (32 Bit and 64 Bit) McAfee VirusScan Enterprise v8.5i Beta III Refresh (32 Bit) [NOTE: Update works on Internet or EPO 3.6.] Symantec Norton 360 Beta (32 Bit) Symantec Antivirus Corporate (32 Bit) v.10.2 Build 299 Good luck
October 11th, 2006 6:07pm
F-Secure is my pick for vista. Free beta available here: http://support.f-secure.com/avvista/
October 15th, 2006 3:23am
I highly recommend getting Windows Live OneCare 1.5 Beta, it's the best. Good luck
October 15th, 2006 7:49pm
I am using it on XP at the moment and it is extremily good! Im going to try RC2 soon, with OneCare! Thanks for all your help.
October 15th, 2006 9:13pm
Try the free 12 month trial of CA Antivirus for Vista testers. I downloaded it a few minutes ago and so far its working fine. I will go back to PC-Cillin when the Vista-compatible version comes out though (my 2006 version won't work and I havent asked the Trend Micro rep yet about 2007 but from what I am hearing it is not meant for Vista).
November 10th, 2006 3:05am
November 11th, 2006 4:21pm
ahmhdy wrote: Here is compatible Anti-Virus list for Windows Vista RC1 & RC2 (UPDATED): Windows Live OneCare (32 Bit)v1.5 Beta [HIGHLY RECOMMENDED] Avast! Home Edition v4.7.883 Beta (32 Bit and 64 Bit) [NOTE: On v4.7.881, was given a warning that it's incompatible, but everything works fine now.] AVG Free Edition v7.1.407 (32 Bit and 64 Bit) AVG Professional Edition v7.1 Build 395a764 (32 Bit and 64 Bit) AVG Professional Edition v7.5 (32 Bit and 64 Bit) ClamWin Free Antivirus v0.88.4 (64 Bit) eTrust EZ Antivirus v18.104.22.168 (32 Bit) [NOTE: You can get 1 year free from eTrust.] Trend Micro v14.56.1008 Beta (32 Bit and 64 Bit) McAfee VirusScan Enterprise v8.5i Beta III Refresh (32 Bit) [NOTE: Update works on Internet or EPO 3.6.] Symantec Norton 360 Beta (32 Bit) Symantec Antivirus Corporate (32 Bit) v.10.2 Build 299 Good luck AVG 7.1 and lower will NOT work well with vista. I have tried avg 7.1 and gotten compatibility issues. I couldn't even scan a simple file! AVG 7.5 works like a charm though ...
April 1st, 2007 10:11pm
Iv'e had the same problem AVG 7.5 not working,using Avast v4.7,works fine although a little slow on the updates.
May 6th, 2007 7:26am
AVG 7.5 does work on vista.start>control panel user access contol untick,restart computer,installAVG 7.5, run as administrator,(remember to re-tick user access control ).
May 7th, 2007 7:54am
What about this Kaspersky antivirus 22.214.171.1241.
May 11th, 2007 8:27am
AVG(the full program, not the free one)does not work with Vista. After 5 tries and half a dozen e-mail form AVG tech support, it still will not install. I believe Microsoft is still up to it old monoply tricks and is trying to froce every to use their Windows Live One Care program. They have done it to every other good program that comes along. AVG is a great program ( works on my two other computers running Windows XP) and if Microsoft is blocking AVG on Vista,they need to sue Microsoft.
June 15th, 2007 9:43pm
I've had the same problem after trying for 2 days AVG will not install. OneCare worked for a while and then it stopped updating; the repairs only work for a day or so. Re-installing gives me the same problem after a couple of days. I don't believe OneCare's malware works either.
June 20th, 2007 3:11am
OK. OneCare doesn't support x64 yet
June 20th, 2007 3:17am