Best antivirus set up for Vista Home

  swapper 20:15 03 Jun 2011

My friend has Windows Defender, Malwarebytes, Superantispyware and Avast, on her Vista Home Premium Dell Laptop.

Is this OTT, sufficient or lacking do you think?


  mooly 08:50 04 Jun 2011

Personally... OTT and resource hungry... others will disagree though.

I use Microsofts free security essential which is Anti Virus, Antispyware and also offrs Rootkit protection and Windows own firewall

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I don't use anything else other than Acronis to keep regular disc image backups.

It's vitally important that whatever you use, you only use ONE product that operates in real time and that you remove any previous software using the vendors own cleanup tools BEFORE installing a new security package.

  swapper 22:21 04 Jun 2011

Thank you for you response Mooly, my friend tried to install MSE, but it just would not install properly. I'll leave this open for a with the hope of more discussion,but thank you for your opinion.

  mooly 07:10 05 Jun 2011

If MSE doesn't install properly then there is a reason...

Read the first (the answer) to this and see the links,

  mooly 07:11 05 Jun 2011

Link is here, link text

  swapper 22:41 07 Jun 2011

mooly, thread not found but thanks anyway.

  mooly 07:08 08 Jun 2011

Just click where it says "link text" :)

  Woolwell 17:03 13 Jun 2011

Remove avast first. IMO Windows Defender is fairly useless.

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