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

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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  1. 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
  2. whats wrong with 64bit?


    any firewall software
  3. 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...
  4. 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
  5. Cant XP Pro x64 run any standard x86 antivirus? It supports emulated 32 bit apps so why not just run PC Cillin 32bit?
  6. i've been told u can but i don't know where to do that
  7. 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
  8. 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.
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