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Free anti-virus & firewall thats works with Vista??

By nikkiy21
Apr 2, 2007
  1. I am purchasing a new laptop system with Vista Home Premium. Can anyone recommend free anti-spyware, anti-virus and firewall that is compatible with Vista Home Premium or am I better purchasing software to cover all this?

    On my old laptop I used AVG anti-spyware, AVG anti-virus and Comodo firewall. Not sure about the Comodo firewall as it never seemed to come up with any intrusion or block attempts, seems a bit strange!

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Posts: 293

    Vista comes with a firewall as standard, similar to Zone Alarm or equivalent. As for anti-virus and spyware, off the top of my head I am unsure of any truly tested or designed-specific programs.

    Google it ... there may be some out there. :grinthumb
     
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    AVG free is compatible with Vista.

    Apparently, this free firewall is compatible with Vista.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    McAfee, Norton, Avast and AVG are some I can name off the top of my head that have Vista versions ready. As far as Firewalls go, only the PC Tools Firewall is currently working on Vista.

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