Windows Vista Laptop Security advice

  martd7 13:17 14 Jan 2019

Clients windows vista laptop finally deleted all the crap,new email sorted and Google set as home page

Is there an Anti virus that will install and work on Vista? I have googled and Avira says it supports Vista but on the download page only 7,8 and 10 are supported

I've tried updating defender but it just sat there for 10mins doing nothing when I clicked on update

Any help most welcome, note buying a new laptop is not an option the client cannot afford it

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:32 14 Jan 2019

click here AVG

but as Vista support is ended you may be better getting rid of windows completely and installing something like linux mint

  martd7 15:51 14 Jan 2019

FB Thanks but that's not a viable option for the client

If AVG works then I'm happy to recommend that to the client

  MJS WARLORD 16:01 14 Jan 2019

when I had vista I used Norton 360

  martd7 17:24 14 Jan 2019


Yes I have looked at Norton/Mcaffee etc they work on Vista but both say they cannot guarantee your internet safety due to no windows updates

FB Your link is to Avast not AVG

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:24 14 Jan 2019

Slip of the fingers on the keyboard.

  Taff™ 08:40 16 Jan 2019

I use Avast on my Vista Laptop - no problems!

I would also suggest you install Firefox 52.9.0 ESR (x86 en-GB) as default web browser.

  martd7 21:52 16 Jan 2019

Thanks Taff duly noted

  martd7 17:20 21 Jan 2019

Today I have installed on the vista laptop for the client ,Avast AV and Firefox which runs far better than I.E

Thanks all

  Taff™ 18:03 21 Jan 2019

Great Mart! Glad you found the advice useful

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