Security Required for Microsoft Vista

  I,Me and Myself 08:29 06 Mar 2007

What is required to be installed on a new PC which is using Microsoft Vista? i.e. firewall, anti-spyware, etc?

I would be grateful for an answer asap as I am going to parents house today to help set up new PC.


  Jimmy14 08:37 06 Mar 2007

Anti-virus, Anti-spyware and firewall are just as important on Vista as XP. There is no free firewalls that are currently compatible with Vista but I heard "Zone Alarms" are in the process of developing one. The only other firewalls I know that are compatible with Vista is the ones built into security packages e.g Norton, McAfee.

Spybot search and destroy,(Anti-spyware)
click here

A-Squared Free,(Anti-spyware)
click here

AVG Anti-virus Free Edition (Anti-virus)
click here

These programs are all Vista compatible. You just have to wait on a third party free firewall unless you're willing to pay for one.

  I,Me and Myself 09:12 06 Mar 2007

Can all these be put onto Vista:-


(these are all what is on our window xp system and we are more than happy with them).

Also, is there a built in firewall in Vista?

  Technotiger 09:43 06 Mar 2007

Vista has a much better Firewall than the old XP. It now works 'both-ways', so I don't think any other Firewall is needed.

  Technotiger 09:49 06 Mar 2007

PS - I have also installed AVG Free, Skype and Incredimail on a friends new Vista pc.

  anskyber 09:50 06 Mar 2007

I use Avast until Zone alarm bring out their Vista security suite. Make sure you have the latest Vista version, it works smoothly without problems.

Spybot and Adaware work fine here also.

  Jimmy14 19:52 06 Mar 2007

All of the programs you list are compatible with Vista.

  I,Me and Myself 21:48 07 Mar 2007

Thanks to you all.

Oh, by the way, sorry. Slapped hands. You know what i mean. Won't do it again.

  Technotiger 22:02 07 Mar 2007

Just so you know what 'slapped hands' means -

click here

this is the driver I sent in response to an email
from I,Me and Myself. I explained about Forum Rules re use of Yellow envelope.

It seems to have done the trick for her.

I didn't put the email on here in the usual way as I
am not well, and had just returned from the surgery.

Nite nite - back to bed for me :-(

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