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        Norton’s announcement that they will stop issuing virus definition updates for Windows Vista systems sometime early in 2021, prompted me to search for alternative AV software that’s both known and reputable and which still works on that OS. Here’s what I have found.

        • Panda Dome works on Vista; it’s running on my Vista laptop without issue.
        • All the varieties of eScan are stated on their Knowledge Base as working on Vista.
        • Avast advertises a (probably older) version of their Free Antivirus suite for Vista. I am currently running version 2014.9.0.2011 on a 32-bit Vista Business system.

        If you have verified other antivirus programs where either the current version still works on Vista, or whose last version that installs on Vista is still receiving regular virus definition updates, then please add them to this list. I would ask that any additions to the list be for programs that (a) are from known companies and (b) have a good track record for protecting PCs. So please, no “Mickey Mouse Internet Security” that stops 40% of attacks: I’d like for us to build a list of quality software.

        Note that there are other categories of software that help to protect computers but are not considered “antivirus”, such as “anti-malware” programs like MBAM and “anti-exploit” programs like EMET or HitmanPro.Alert. I’m not looking to put those kinds on this list, but rather primary AV applications akin to Norton and the three listed above.

        My hope is that this list will be helpful to the hardy band of remaining Vista users out there as their own current AV solutions jump ship.


        • This topic was modified 2 months ago by Cybertooth.
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