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#1 supersub



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Posted 01 June 2007 - 11:41 AM

Hi all,

i have just recently bought a laptop with windows vista installed. I am looking to get AVG installed onto it
but vista won't let me. when i go to save the exe file it won't allow me. is there a way around this? Also Is it risky going online with no antivirus on my machine considering Vista security centre (with windows defender) is up and running?
any advice please


#2 Antarus


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Posted 14 June 2007 - 01:36 PM

What do you mean by Vista won't let you install the antivirus? I think you are talking about UAC (User Account Control), which is an additional security measure in Vista. When you double click on the anti-virus installer executable file, if Vista is asking something like "A program needs your permission to continue", click on "Allow it" or "Yes, I trust this program" or whatever. I would not suggest you to go online without an anti-virus, especially if you are using Internet explorer to browse through the internet. Windows defender won't help you. Get yourself an anti-virus. I would suggest you Avast antivirus, which is free and works fine. Follow the URL given below to know more about Avast.

http://www.google.co...avast antivirus

#3 jedi


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Posted 15 June 2007 - 02:47 AM

There is a comprehensive list of Vista compatible software here:
AVG has had Vista compatiblity problems in the past.

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