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Post by Gabethebabe on 24th March 2010, 10:39 am

AFAIK the following FREE security software is available (partly) native 64-bit coded:

  • Avira antivirus
  • Avast! antivirus
  • Comodo IS (AV+Firewall)
  • Outpost Firewall

Anyone knows more to add to this list?

I think any user running a 64-bit OS should prefer 64-bit coded security software over 32-bit, to fully exploit the potence of your system and possibly to cater for 64-bit malware hiding out of the reach of 32-bit software.

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Re: 64-bit FREE security software

Post by Belahzur on 24th March 2010, 11:21 am

Is this general advice for everyone on which software to install or a question?

There is a thread in GPA area with x64 bit information.
http://www.GeekPolice.net/tutorials-f51/64-bit-systems-t18221.htm


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Re: 64-bit FREE security software

Post by Gabethebabe on 24th March 2010, 11:29 am

@Belahzur wrote:Is this general advice for everyone on which software to install or a question?
Both actually.

I wanted to compile/maintain a list of FREE native 64-bit coded security software for the user, not a list of 64-bit compatible programs for the malware fighter.

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Re: 64-bit FREE security software

Post by Dr Jay on 24th March 2010, 8:35 pm

Ok. So, copy just antispyware, antivirus, and firewall from our list and edit your above post with the information.

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Re: 64-bit FREE security software

Post by Gabethebabe on 27th March 2010, 3:53 pm

Allright, took me some time to go through the list, but none of the programs on that list are free AND native 64-bit coded.
AFAIK the list in OP is the complete list of free native-64-bit Antivirus and firewalls.

if anyone finds a new program that has jumped the 64-bit hoop, IŽd like them to post here and tell us!

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Re: 64-bit FREE security software

Post by norfolkone on 4th May 2010, 6:43 pm

@Belahzur wrote:There is a thread in GPA area with x64 bit information.
http://www.GeekPolice.net/tutorials-f51/64-bit-systems-t18221.htm

Interested to see what you are recommending for 64 bit users, I had been relying on Matousec for test data up until my switch to 64 bit last year but they are only just catching up.
Not able to access the link quoted above - do I need a password for it or something?

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Re: 64-bit FREE security software

Post by norfolkone on 5th May 2010, 12:57 pm

Matousec now include a 64bit version symbol on their comprehensive list of 'Live' antivirus products:-

http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive-security-challenge/product-list.php

Some test data is available on:-

http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive-security-challenge/results.php

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