Running Vista on Laptop - What's the Best Security if not Mcaffee

By scrithy ยท 5 replies
Oct 7, 2007
  1. Computer Specs:
    Vista Home Premium
    Dell Inspirion L1420
    Processor: Intel Duo Core T5250 @ 1.50 GHz
    Memory: 2038 MB
    32-Bit Operating System
    Video Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family

    Not sure if you need anything else, but I rec'd the 30-day McAffee demo with the system and it's going to run out soon. So I'm wondering what Security (preferably free) would be best.

    Thanks in advance, Chris
  2. samjohnson

    samjohnson TS Maniac Posts: 238

    The PC tools firewall is compatible with vista. I had put it on my sisters dell for her and was working good. But then she couldn't seem to get on the internet but I think the firewall was just blocking it, and she is kinda computer illiterate so she didn't know for sure what to do. But I would give that a go and see if you like it.
  3. DocktorD

    DocktorD TS Rookie

    I have Avast Pro on my laptop, its not free but they do have a free home edition
    ( excellent antivirus.
    All I have on laptop is Avast Antvirus - Windows Firewall and Defender been usng it for 1.iyears now and have never been infected (touch wood)
  4. Yakob

    Yakob TS Rookie Posts: 55

    erm, vista compatible swcurity software............
    AV: Avast Home Edition (or Pro if you want to pay)
    FW: Comodo Firewall Beta (it works, just a few bugs, not many though)
    Spyware/Malware: Either Spybot: S&D or Windows Defender

    As long as you have some kind of protection, any kind is better than none.
  5. Angelbear

    Angelbear TS Rookie

    Im running AVG antivirus , Webroot spyware and I just found this Free anti virus here that looks safe . I dont know if it is as good as AVG or not . And it says that it is xp / vista comaptable too.

    I hope this Helps :) . Btw anything beats norton :p
    :) Bear :wave:
  6. Blakhart

    Blakhart TS Rookie Posts: 353

    Avira. It's free. Might be the best.
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