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 ???
BillEDIT: Moved to more appropriate forum
Edited by garmanma, 26 April 2009 - 10:09 AM.