You should have read the ReadMe file before doing the upgrade. It cautions
about uninstalling any anti-virus or anti-spyware software prior to the
installation. However, hindsight isn't going to help you at this point.
Regarding the Firewall and Spyware software: Both of these are built into
Vista's operating system, and it's best to go with that. Windows Defender is
the anti-spyware software, and it is also responsible for other software
monitoring as well. Even if you add other anti-spyware software, you should
leave Windows Defender alone, since there are several other services
dependent upon it.
I believe that after installation, you may install any anti-virus software
you want. You might even be able to install your Norton Firewall and AVG
anti-spyware software for whatever reason, once you can get all trace of the
pre-existing software off of the machine. If you really want to do this,
check the web sites of the vendors.
The shortest distance between 2 points is a curve.
"James" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I did a Vista Enterprise update of my Win XP Pro and now have the following
> 1- AVG anti spyware does not work but this was not signalled during the
> installation Vista pre-check.
> 2- The Norton Firewall 2006 does not work (known) and I subsequently
> removed it from Vista manually after the Vista installation.
> After the uninstall of Norton I still get a warning that this program has
> been blocked every time I start up Vista.
> a- Is AVG anti spyware not compatble with Vista. I could not find any
> reference to that on the AVG website and the Vista update advisor failed
> to spot a problem.
> b- How do I get rid of these irritating Vista warnings about the Norton
> Firewall even after removing the program. (In XP, I was able to manually
> clean up the register with regedit, but this facility is missing in Vista)
> Your comments will be appreciated.