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Anti-virus and Firewall software for windows XP pro 64bit

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Last response: in Windows XP
March 18, 2006 3:04:04 PM

Hi, does anyone know Anti-virus and Firewall software for windows XP pro 64bit. Norton Internet secuirty 2006 does not support it. does anyone know software that runs and is good???

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March 19, 2006 1:31:04 PM

Hi !
Yes, I'm useing Avast for viruses on my XP pro 64 bit (soon to go back to XP home edition)
Its FREE and works FANTASTIC

Best of luck with 64bit !
Cuz I've given up.
Useing Windows firewall have not had a hack or virus, been running for 1 month
March 19, 2006 8:53:09 PM

whats wrong with 64bit?


any firewall software
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March 19, 2006 9:34:12 PM

Heres my set up:
Time of this report: 3/19/2006, 18:17:05
Machine name:
Operating System: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (5.2, Build 3790) Service Pack 1 (3790.srv03_sp1_rtm.050324-1447)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Page File: 380MB used, 3583MB available
Windows Dir: C:WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.3790.1830 64bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 7800 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: EnumPCIVEN_10DE&DEV_0092&SUBSYS_21821682&REV_A1
Display Memory: 256.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.8198 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 12/10/2005 03:06:00, 5794816 bytes

I can't use my Zboard (gaming keyboard) or fingerprint reader for passwords, can't use microsoft sidewinder joystick, or Logitech wingman wheel. I can't download ANY patches for games or program updates. I can't download the critical update for windows explorer (which is designated for 64 bit but ALWAYS fails to install, with or without virus protection running.
All games crash at least once during play, Doom3, Farcry (wont install 64-bit update also), Need for Speed Most Wanted, Fear, Halflife 2 ,Time Shift demo ! Hey ! you asked...
March 20, 2006 7:16:01 AM

ah ok.


i guess i should just go back to normal xp pro. shame cos this was version that came pre-installed with laptop. and the xp pro i would install would be from my other system. oh well

i'll have to think about it
March 20, 2006 7:19:32 AM

Cant XP Pro x64 run any standard x86 antivirus? It supports emulated 32 bit apps so why not just run PC Cillin 32bit?
March 20, 2006 10:23:01 AM

i've been told u can but i don't know where to do that
March 20, 2006 2:04:25 PM

As antivirus runs at a device driver level it needs to be ported to work with a 64bit o/s. There are a few out there and the list is growing, below are a few I can remember;

AVG (but not Free AVG)
eTrust 7.1 (CA)
McAfee Enterprise 8.x
Symantec Corp

For more information, try the Microsoft Windows x64 newagroup. This can be found with a news reader (e.g. outlook express) on
December 19, 2008 6:30:04 PM

For what its worth, I'm currently running the free (pop-up) version of Avira on my XP PRo x64 rig, and it seems to be doing just fine. All I really do on this rig is game, but it picks up this and that every once in a while anyway.
I'm thinking of switching to Avast! - I've read good things about it.
I know XP comes with a (one-way) firewall, and my router has one as well, but I would love it if someone would come out with a native x64 bit software firewall like Zone Alarm.