AV Software Unique to Vista

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  1. TDev

    TDev Registered Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    Does anyone know of an anti-virus software program written after the publication of Windows Vista?

    Many fine programs which run under XP have been "rewritten" (as it were) to support the Vista platform, but I'm asking specifically for new anti-virus software.

    Possibly one criteria for choosing a new, Vista-oriented program, would be whether or not it would install under XP. If is installs under Vista and not under XP, then this would be a program I'd like to hear about.

    If a company sells 2 distinct versions (one for XP and one for Vista), that would be interesting to know as well.

    Thanks again for all of your help.

    Oh, BTW, I'm not interested at all in the slowness, quickness, effectiveness/ineffectiveness of such software -- just if it was or was not written specifically for Vista.

    Regards,
    Jim
     
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    I play with and test antivirus programs almost on a daily basis and as far as I know all av products that will run on Vista will also run on XP.
     
  3. Diver

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    You probably will not see any security software that does not run on XP for at least another 2 or 3 years, given that XP's market share is about 7 times that of Vista right now. By that time Windows 7 will be out.

    There are actually more complaints from XP users about software that loads resident services to avoid constant UAC prompts in Vista.
     
  4. TDev

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    Thanks, bigc73542 and Diver, for your input.

    I am curious specifically about anti-virus software that has separate installation programs for XP and for Vista, not necessarily a program that will run on both platforms installed from a single installation file (.msi or .exe).

    Regards,
    Jim
     
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    Symantec AV for enterprises version 10.2 has a separate Vista installer. It probably does not make much difference as if different drivers or registry entries are needed for XP and Vista a single installer can handle it. Many AV's have new versions that have come out since Vista. All three of the popular free ones (Avira, Avast and AVG) did recent version upgrades. Generally, Vista compatibility is not an issue, especially since SP1. OTOH, learning to love Vista is a different thing.
     
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    VIPRE ;)
     
  7. TDev

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    Thanks Diver and GES/POR.

    Diver, I know that many old XP (and earlier) based anti-virus programs have been rewritten to accommodate Vista.

    I'm really looking for ones such as the Symantec product you mentioned and like the program GES/POR named:

    (1) old/rewritten/new programs with separate Vista installers or

    (2) brand new programs that have been released since Vista was released (whether or not these new anti-virus programs also work with XP or not).

    Thanks again.

    Regards,
    Jim
     
  8. dan_maran

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    VBA32 for Vista is another one.
     
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    Dan, i had emailed vba's payment service 2 weeks ago about alternative payment methods such as wire transfer n paypal but had not received a response. Could you direct me to resellers with any of such options? TIA
     
  10. TDev

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    Thanks so much, likuidkewl. I had a license for VBA32 for XP and did not know that the company made a Vista-specific version, too.

    Regards,
    Jim
     
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    VIRUSfighter
    Anyone tried it out?
     
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    Nope, not really, but I installed it to have a look. If my mind serves me right, it looks a lot like Norman. But let others be the judges of that :) But I know for sure, that the company is serious about their programs. A lot of people uses their free SPAMfighter program.


    Cheers
     
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    XTRA XTRA-READ ALL ABOUT IT! :)...Just had a look at the AV Screenshot Thread...and yes, it looks EXACTLY like Norman AV.


    Cheers
     
  15. TDev

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    Thanks for the information, JasSolo.

    Regards,
    Jim
     
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    No problem Jim. The download can be found here:
    http://vba32.de/wbb2/thread.php?threadid=206

    @ GES/POR:
    I sent you a PM with contact information.

    -Dan
     
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    Is there a reason you want a vista only version of an av?
     
  18. TDev

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    Hello huangker,

    Actually, my desire is to discover newer, Vista-compatible anti-virus software programs that were published after Vista went public as well as anti-virus programs which have installers specific to Vista (these programs also may have installers for XP, BSD, Linux, etc., too).

    So, a Vista-only version of an A-V isn't quite what I'm looking for, but if you know of such a program that has not been mentioned already, I'd appreciate a comment about its availability.

    My reasons at this point are academic/professional investigation.

    Regards,
    Jim
     
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