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Windows 7: Do I need 2 Antiviruses for Vista and WIndows 7 ?

15 Oct 2009   #1
prats

Vista Business
 
 
Do I need 2 Antiviruses for Vista and WIndows 7 ?

I am dual booting right now and Use McAfee 2009, which works very well with Vista.

Now when I use Windows 7, It asks for an anti virus programme, and when I tried to install, it gave me a message that "this programme has known compatibility issues" .. What do I do ? Please suggest.


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15 Oct 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

install one that is compatible with windows 7.... look at the security thread for one that suits you..
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15 Oct 2009   #3
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

install eset nod32 and forget about viruses

ESET - Antivirus Software with Spyware and Malware Protection
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15 Oct 2009   #4
neoasr

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit OEM 6.1 Build7600
 
 

u can try avira , eset , kasperky
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15 Oct 2009   #5
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

MSE
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15 Oct 2009   #6
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

McAfee has said that will update their antivirus program to work with Windows 7 once it is released. Windows 7 is being released next week, and since McAfee has had a while to check out Windows 7 and fix compatibility issues, hopefully it won't take them long to get the new version out.

I would suggest you just use Microsoft Security Essentials (http://www.microsoft.com/security_es...s/default.aspx) until McAfee gets their 7-compatible version out.
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16 Oct 2009   #7
prats

Vista Business
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
McAfee has said that will update their antivirus program to work with Windows 7 once it is released. Windows 7 is being released next week, and since McAfee has had a while to check out Windows 7 and fix compatibility issues, hopefully it won't take them long to get the new version out.

I would suggest you just use Microsoft Security Essentials (http://www.microsoft.com/security_es...s/default.aspx) until McAfee gets their 7-compatible version out.
Thanks for the reply, but isn't using 2 separate AV's for a PC, pretty dangerous ? The last time I tried on XP, my Lappie crashed !

More info : I have Vista and Windows 7 on 2 separate partitions.
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16 Oct 2009   #8
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prats View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
McAfee has said that will update their antivirus program to work with Windows 7 once it is released. Windows 7 is being released next week, and since McAfee has had a while to check out Windows 7 and fix compatibility issues, hopefully it won't take them long to get the new version out.

I would suggest you just use Microsoft Security Essentials (http://www.microsoft.com/security_es...s/default.aspx) until McAfee gets their 7-compatible version out.
Thanks for the reply, but isn't using 2 separate AV's for a PC, pretty dangerous ? The last time I tried on XP, my Lappie crashed !

More info : I have Vista and Windows 7 on 2 separate partitions.
Well, I wouldn't advise that you use both AV's on the same OS at the same time! I was suggesting that you use MSE *until* the new McAfee comes out, at which point you could uninstall MSE and install McAfee *instead*, if you wanted to.
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16 Oct 2009   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi prats

You will need 2 licenses, 1 for each OS.
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16 Oct 2009   #10
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Hi prats

You will need 2 licenses, 1 for each OS.
McAfee comes in a three-license pack, I believe.
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