I discovered that the Microsoft page with Vista Compatible A/V software is now only available as a cached page via Google. Since Security Garden site statistics indicate this is a popular topic, the cached results are being added here for preservation. Descriptions of Sophos and Avast support for Vista can be found in the original post on Vista Compatible Antivirus Software.
I understand that F-PROT Antivirus, Version 6 is also Vista compatible.
Added 28Dec06: Kaspersky Maintenance Pack 2 is compatible with both 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows Vista.
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