Any special recommendations for 64-bit?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Defcon, Dec 2, 2008.

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  1. Defcon

    Defcon Registered Member

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    I just ordered a new laptop for my brother and chose Vista 64-bit as it'll have 4gb RAM. Do all the security suites/anti-virus work well with x64, are there any that I should stay away from etc?

    I am considering either Avira or Norton because those are the ones I'm familiar with, but open to suggestions.
     
  2. RejZoR

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    avast! / AVIRA
     
  3. vijayind

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    I have used Bitdefender ( it was one the first with a complete x64 engine and not use WOW). As per most tests, its pretty good in detection and its resource usage is also low.

    But I didn't test/use for long. Driver issue in Vista 64 and since its a DELL. I have to wait until DELL packages the updated drivers !!!

    Hope that was of help.
     
  4. ShyGuy

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    There may be other options available, but I see by myself panda2009 products running on 64 bits machine nice and smoothly :)
     
  5. Kerodo

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    Avira is a good choice. Most of the others (Norton, McAfee, Panda, etc) run fine on x64 also. On my Vista x64 I have used Avast and Avira mostly, but also tried Norton, Panda, McAfee and Nod32. No issues seen....

    I am partial to Avast at the moment....
     
  6. Arup

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    Avira and Avast works fine under x64, Avast was the first one to come out with a x64 compatible AV for XPx64. The latest Avast installs in the program files instead of program files (x86) and as per their web site has x64 kernel level protection.
     
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