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#1 D Money

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 03:08 PM

I am looking for some good programs that work with windows vista with a 64 bit operationg system. I use MBAM and super anti-spyware for my XP computer but when i downloaded them for this 64 bit vista operating system computer it drags and freezes. If someone could recommend some good programs to use I would greatly appreciate it.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 11:08 PM

64-bit Anti-Virus:64-bit Anti-Malware tools:Be aware that many of the tools we use for malware removal are designed for 32-bit systems and do not work or can give misleading results on 64-bit machines.

Anti-malware tools and scanners have problems enumerating the drivers and services on 64-bit machines. Microsoft created a new folder (C:\Windows\SysWOW64) that contains all the 32-bit .dll files required for compatibility which run on top of the 64-bit version of Windows. WOW64 is the x86 emulator that allows 32-bit Windows-based applications to run on 64-bit Windows but x86 applications are re-directed to the x86 \syswow64 when seeking the x64 \system32.

Any time a 32-bit process attempts to access c:\windows\system32 the WoW64 layer redirects it into c:\windows\syswow64 which contains all of the 32-bit Windows binaries. This prevents a 32-bit process from trying to load a 64-bit binary. Any scripts or tools running in a 32-bit process that is referencing this directory will be automatically redirected to the syswow64 directory.

Making the Move to x64: File System Redirection

For a more detailed explanation, please refer to:

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 09:48 AM

Thanks for the list it is very beneficial. Where can I find the emulator WoW64?

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