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64 bit VISTA and 'traditional' A/V ??

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#1 Bill's Last Stand

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 08:49 AM

This computer has 32 bit VISTA, and when I use A/V, I use Avast. Looking for a new computer, find all the better performing ones from this company are now 64 bit. FROM WHAT I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO LEARN, no program NOT digitally signed by Microsoft can *install*...This seems to include all A/V programs, 'herding' an operator into using Windows Defender only. Yet...Avast claims to work on a 64 bit platform. I am wondering if anybody knows the actual **FACTS** in this matter.

My reason for wanting to know is that I also use Sandboxie, which will *not* function on a 64 bit computer...thus leaving me relying on the 64 bit Kernal Potection Program in 64 bit VISTA *AND* some kind of A/V. [Although I suppose the *idea* is to trust KPP and not even worry about Malware installing...]

Anybody know about this ???


EDIT: Moved to more appropriate forum

Edited by garmanma, 26 April 2009 - 10:09 AM.

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#2 Romeo29


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Posted 26 April 2009 - 11:42 AM

You can find about 64bit apps from http://www.start64.com/

Avast and AVG both support 64bit Vista. While Avast installs native x64 binaries, AVG uses WOW.

#3 Bill's Last Stand

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 03:12 PM

Thanks... LOTs of info there, but not what I'm looking for.... But I do appreciate your try, Romeo

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