64-bit Windows wide open to viruses

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by ronjor, Apr 28, 2005.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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  2. Trooper

    Trooper Registered Member

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    Man that's just crazy.
     
  3. Firecat

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    Many AV's do not have 64-bit versions yet. Its gonna take a while. AFAIK, Avast! is the only home AV to have 64bit support :)
     
  4. WSFuser

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    afaik, the latest symantec antivirus corp. ed. v10 does have an 64-bit version available, but of course its not a consumer AV. secondly, windows xp professional x64 edition is relatively new anyways, so we'll have to wait a while for x64 compatible antivirus and software in general. there is also a small lack of drivers. when windows xp x64 goes mainstream, im sure there will be more software available, til then, just use 32-bit windows xp.
     
  5. nadirah

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    We'll have to wait and see when Symantec and Mcafee will release 64-bit versions of their products.
     
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