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    Posted: 07 Jun 2009 at 7:13am
Will be installing Vista 64 bit onto my machine. Read that Mcaffee that comes with Comcast won't work in 64 bit mode, yet. What anti-virus do you recommend for Vista 64bit?
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Norton Internet Security 2009.  Works perfect on Vista x64 and has tiny (<10MB) RAM footprint.
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avast! 4 Professional Edition


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rhyalus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Aug 2009 at 5:11am
I use avast as well.  I like it since it is free, and it has caught trojans and other nasties before they took hold.
 
Some reviews say it is hard to configure and that it comes with a perfromance hit, but I don't see either.
 
Free is free.
 
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I use avast on two machines with no problems.
 
And as Rhyalus said, "Free is free."
 
 
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Originally posted by ski-bum ski-bum wrote:

Will be installing Vista 64 bit onto my machine. Read that Mcaffee that comes with Comcast won't work in 64 bit mode, yet. What anti-virus do you recommend for Vista 64bit?

I use Bit Defender Gamepro. It has a gamer mode that puts it into a passive mode that still gives good protection while gaming but uses next to no resources at all. I've been using it since March and it hasn't failed me once, even my teenage son's pc has been virus/spyware free and i can't count the times i've caught him in the porn sites lol.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DGWalker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Sep 2009 at 2:35pm
Another one chiming in. I use Avira AntiVir Personal, and have had no problems with it. Free to use...well received at Cnet.com, where you can download it...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rhyalus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Sep 2009 at 7:39am
I just loaded 32 bit Avira on my netbook...pretty unobtrusive, but a bit slow on the updates.
 
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I've always used Avast.  It works very well.
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I like Comodo Antivirus in conjunction with the firewall. Provides all the security you'll need. The HIPS components of each make it highly unlikely for a virus to infect your PC as long as you have them turned on. A lot of people I know don't like HIPS though because it's an "annoyance" but if you care about protecting your PC 100% than I think it's necessary.

I like avast! as well however the 64-bit version doesn't support boot scanning which is a bummer hopefully they will fix that before too long it's a pretty solid AV but could be even better if it was supported in 64-bit.
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