lets sum this all up so you are not spending a fortune on things you do or
do not need:
1. You can only run 1 antivirus program. more than one will cause conflicts
because they will fight each other.
2. I recommend AVG Free antivirus program because i have been using it for
10yrs on my own computers and on my clients computers with no problems. It
is much easier to configure than AVAST and I found it caught more trojans
and viruses than Avast.
3. Since you are on vista you only need to use Vista's firewall. It allows
you to set up your ins and outs and since it is totally compatable with
Vista because it is built into the OS, why look for problems? Vista has
enough problems already, why make more?
I had many problems with Threatfire and it is a horror to uninstall. I have
2 test computers, one running Vista, one running xp home, amoung the other 5
computers I have in my office. I always test a product first before i
recommend it to any of my clients.
4. You can run manually any antispyware program. You should not run in
real time more than 2 antispyware programs and you should set them up to
make sure they are scanning at different times so they do not lock up or
cause other problems. You have Windows Defender now which runs as a
service, you can get another one that will run in real time as an
application. I use Superantispyware Pro because i set it up on a schedule
to scan weekly (you can set it up for a daily scan also)and when and if it
finds something it brings it right up in your face which forces you to
quareantine or delete the infected file.
You can use the free version but you need to remember to run a weekly scan
and if you go to this forum and make an
account- they do not spam
you will get advise on what to do regardless if you have the free or the pro
this program has saved me countless times of major headaches on clients
computers and I do not recommend anything that i have not used myself.
I also use spywareblaster
I hope this helps
"Dustin Harper" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> AVG has a free version: http://free.grisoft.com
> Dustin Harper
> http://www.VistaRIP.com | Vista Resource & Information Page
> "ReneeA65" <ReneeA65@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> Thank you Brink, Mick and Robin for your replies. I have another
>> though. I read on a couple different sites don't ask which ones can't
>> remember I think Threatfire was one of them, that having 1 to 2 antivirus
>> programs running was a good thing. That the second one would catch
>> that the first one might miss. So I'm gathering that this isn't true? I
>> look on the Kaspersky web page last night as I saw it listed on another
>> firewall question and thought it looked pretty good. So which is better?
>> Kaspersky Internet Suite, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, or this AVG one. I do
>> to purchase the whole program as the free trials only last for 30 days.
>> Hopefully this will be the last post on this question.