antivirus

  Ozy 22:41 02 Aug 07
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on my computer I have xp home, and vista ult dual booted.
on xp I have Norton anti virus, on vista I have a v g anti virus
do I need them both ? as norton looks at vista files when i do a full scan.
and a.v.g. looks at xp files.
i ask because next week my norton subscription service runs out, can I rely on vista’s a.v.g, or should I install a.v.g. on xp.
I am a pensioner on dialup,and to use one anti virus would cut my time
on the internet, I cannot afford broadband

  brundle 22:45 02 Aug 07

You need an active AV scanner on each system, no good finding something that has already infected your PC 12 hours after the event. If you can get a friend who has broadband to download Avast to put on a CD I would install that on both systems, AV updates are usually very small - the program updates are bigger but Avast seems very suitable for dial-up users;
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Norton is overkill for dialup users.

  Totally-braindead 22:56 02 Aug 07

Why not just install AVG on the XP partition.

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