has anyone used avast or avira on windows 7 x64

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by winterlord, Aug 24, 2009.

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  1. winterlord

    winterlord Registered Member

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    was wondering if anyone has tried either avast or avira on 64bit windows. i think i may try one of those and wondered if it worked well. also i have prevx, gonna be trying it out. but wont be buying it till payday and was wondering if im running that if that will cover my anti-virus portion or if i need somethin like avast or avira as well
     
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    Avast runs very well on my 64-bit machine. Avira does, too, but the WebGuard will cause slowdown when loading some pages. You can install without the WebGuard.

    I like Prevx, but I prefer to use a sig-based AV with Prevx's in-the-cloud approach.
     
  3. winterlord

    winterlord Registered Member

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    ok, thanks. also mvdu can i use prevx and Avast? or is there no need to run both.

    thanks
    dan
     
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    You're welcome! Yep, you can run them both. Sometimes incompatibilities with Prevx crop up, but they are rare.
     
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    Avira works just fine on Win 7 RTM x64. :D
     
  6. iTrendsNET

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    I installed Avast on my first Windows 7 64-bit install and it worked great! I had major issues after removing Avast to try Avira on that install, but it is important to note that I was trying a very new Beta version of Avira at the time.

    On my latest install I have Microsoft Security Essentials and Prevx. Both work great with no issues.
     
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