Virus hunting processors

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  1. ronjor

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    Good info about intel, but dosnt AMD do something similar with its 64 bit processors already? T
     
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    Not sure Tom. Any info or links?
     
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    I am using a AMD, so I think it all helps> (http://www.amd.com/us-en/Weblets/0,,7832_11104_11105,00.html)

    Enhanced Virus Protection, when used with Windows XP SP2, can significantly reduce the cost associated with certain malicious viruses, like MSBlaster and Slammer, worms, and Trojan horses, such as Code Red, MSBlaster, and Slammer, and help minimize the total cost of ownership of AMD64 processor-based systems.

    Enhanced Virus Protection in combination with Windows® XP SP2 sets portions of system memory aside as “data only” meaning that any code resident in these areas may not be executed, only read from or written to.

    AMD’s Enhanced Virus Protection acts as a preventative measure causing the virus to be localized, short-lived, and non-contagious, eventually being flushed from system memory.

    All AMD64 processors, including:

    * The AMD Athlon™ 64 Dual-Core Processor
    * AMD Athlon™ 64 FX
    * AMD Athlon 64 for Desktop
    * AMD Athlon™ 64 for Desktop Replacement notebooks
    * Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processors
    * AMD Turion™ 64 Mobile Technology

    are enabled with Enhanced Virus Protection. With Microsoft® Windows® XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), you will be able to fully utilize the security technology*. By providing extra security at the platform level, AMD lets you easily embrace the future of computing. This technology can deliver added protection for the applications of today and tomorrow. As a result, you can enjoy real peace of mind.

    With the power of AMD64 technology, your computer has security built right in. The combination of AMD64 technology with Windows XP SP2 can help your system to better withstand attacks from certain classes of viruses. This can help you experience safer e-mail and Internet browsing, as well as increased network and memory protection.

    AMD Enhanced Virus Protection with Microsoft Windows XP SP2 enables you to:

    * Prevent the spread of certain malicious viruses, which are transported via e-mail and instant messaging applications
    * Surf the Internet with confidence, knowing you have an extra level of protection against certain harmful web downloads
    * Help improve the integrity of your home and office network

    For more information on why you need AMD Enhanced Virus Protections, watch this short video on Getting Nasty Computer Viruses to Bug Off (you will need a media player to access this 4.95 MB .wmv file)

    Thanx, Tom
     
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    Didn't know that. I use AMD also. Not 64 bit however. Thanks Tom.
     
  6. Tom772

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    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875352 >another link about AMD and Intel chips protection regarding viruses
     
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