Norton IS 2009 x64?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by sandeep, Oct 11, 2008.

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  1. sandeep

    sandeep Registered Member

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    Hi everyone

    Just a quick question, is there an available version of Norton Internet Security 2009 for Windows Vista 64 Bit.

    I really like this security suite on my 32 bit laptop and want to know if I can install it properly as a 64 bit compatible suite.

    Thanks
     
  2. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    it installs on 64bit vista but has limited feature set. it doesnt even have context menu scan support yet.
     
  3. CountryGuy

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    I use it with 64 bit, it works pretty good, without major issues. Context scan is an easy workaround (just add the scanner to shell:sendto). The bigger issue is that its behavioral SONAR component doesn't work in 64 bit. However, the thing to keep in mind there is a lot of that is due to the added security of 64 bit Vista preventing it from working -- Which also prevents a lot of malware as well.
     
  4. sandeep

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    hmmm, so would you recommend installing it, i was thinking just to install the 64 bit kaspersky since it is more compatible.
     
  5. Coolio10

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    Actually kaspersky on vista is missing a lot of protection. On XP 64 it should be fine.
     
  6. icr

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    I would recommend to use some free AV product temporarily and wait for NIS 2009 to have all the features for x64;) ;) ;)
     
  7. Zombini

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    No product is going to have the same feature set on 64-bit has they do on 32-bit. By locking down the kernel using PatchGuard, Microsoft has seen to that. Kaspersky too has a lot of HIPS-related features that are missing on 64-bit.
     
  8. CountryGuy

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    Any product that says its HIPS or behavioral protection that inspects the Vista kernel is 100% is lying. That's not the vendor's fault, that's Vista.

    I'm not 100% sure that's a bad thing either, as I'd rather have the OS more secure in general.
     
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