New to 64 bit.

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by jdd58, May 3, 2009.

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  1. jdd58

    jdd58 Registered Member

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    I am getting a new PC with 64 bit Vista. What free anti-virus programs work on on 64 bit Vista? Some of the sites aren't very specific. Also, do any of them at the moment take advantage of dual core processors?
     
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    Avira :D
     
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    I have found most of the answers I was looking for. Sure have to dig.

    Thanks for your reply. Looking at an Avira - Prevx combo like yourself, or CIS - Prevx combo.
     
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    We have been using AVG Antivirus Pro :thumb: successfully for "yonks" on 64-bit systems. We can recommend the free version as well.
     
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    avira,avast,avg
     
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    For free I suggest Avast home. Just plays better all round than the others.
     
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    64-bit, or overall - and proactively as well?
     
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    avast! imo, but if you don't like it, then AVIRA.
    Because avast! is the least crippled on 64-bit system. AVIRA dopesn't have any self protection on 64bit while avast! does. But detection is slightly better with AVIRA when it comes to raw detection.
     
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    Agree. Avast's detection is really high now, and it "just works" whereas when i used avira it messed with game protection.
     
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    Avira works well on my system.
     
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    Avast or Avira. If stability is you n.1 concern go with Avast. If you can't do without a web scanner go with Avast. If you want the highest detection possible go with Avira. If you want no false positives go with Avast.
     
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    I wish I had seen that before I installed Avira. I saw in Avast's forum that boot time scanning was not available in 64-bit mode. So, after running Avast for the last couple of years I gave Avira the nod this time.

    Anyway, thanks everyone for the replies. Running Vista 64 with Avira PE, Prevx 3.0, DEP enabled for all programs, and as a standard user.
     
  14. Arup

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    Avira works fine, so does Avast, just run under Limited user and enable full DEP, patch guard in x64 also protects you well.
     
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