32bit Antiirus on 64bit Vista

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by morgan-X65, Oct 20, 2007.

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  1. morgan-X65

    morgan-X65 Notebook Consultant

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    Will a 32 bit antivirus program like Symantec client security work on a 64 bit version of vista?
     
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    bigspin My Kind Of Place

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    No .You'll need 64Bit version AV program.
     
  3. Les

    Les Not associated with NotebookReview in any way

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    Wait...I run 64bit with 32bit AVG. Are you saying it does no good? Is it not possible for a virus to enter and affect 32bit programs through x86 within 64bit Vista?

    I use 32bit browser because video works easily. Is it not possible to get through by this method?
     
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    morgan-X65 Notebook Consultant

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    Ok so do NOD32 have a 64 bit compatible version?, as this seems popular if i need to buy a new one.
     
  5. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    I would think NOD32 would work fine on Vista x64 - it works fine on Vista (had it installed on all of my Vista machines before I formatted them and installed XP) and I have it running on my XP x64 machine.

    You can download a trial version if it.
     
  6. Fade To Black

    Fade To Black The Bad Ass

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    32 bit security software don't work on x64 OS, but if it's a 32 bit process doesn't necessarily mean that it will not work. AVG now works on 64 bit OS.
     
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    So is there someone who has actually put nod32 on a vista 64 bit OS?
     
  8. Les

    Les Not associated with NotebookReview in any way

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    My question is still the same...

    Can a 32bit virus hit a 64 bit system through 32 bit programs such as IE?
     
  9. bigspin

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    Flam technically it can't be happen,Because 64Bit windows kernel is different than 32Bit,but we can't 100% sure about that!

    I heard 14 Years old virus affect vista 32Bit. We all know 14 years ago virus writers never heard about 32 Bit system & they never target Vista ,Windows is not so safe like MS state.
     
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    I have put....It works perfectly fine !!
     
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