Does someone know if there is a good, working antivirus and firewa

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by SupaBeast, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. SupaBeast

    SupaBeast Guest

    Does someone know if there is a good, working antivirus and firewall to
    windows xp x64?
    I don't like the windows firewall and want another, and i still haven't
    found an antvirus program that works, but not eat a lot of ram (not good for
    gaming, if they do..)
     
    SupaBeast, Sep 12, 2006
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    John Barnes Guest

    AVG has a firewall A/V package
     
    John Barnes, Sep 12, 2006
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    Jane C Guest

    Avast 4.7 Home Edition is free for personal use and works extremely well on
    XP x64.
    Windows Firewall is ok. Avoid Zone Alarm until they actually get their act
    together for x64.
     
    Jane C, Sep 12, 2006
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    Mike Sansone Guest

    Mike Sansone, Sep 13, 2006
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    John Barnes Guest

    AVG also has a free A/V, but doesn't include your Firewall either.
     
    John Barnes, Sep 13, 2006
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  6. AVG also has a free A/V, but doesn't include your Firewall either.

    AFAIK, AVG's free antivirus only works under Win32. Did that change?
     
    Homer J. Simpson, Sep 14, 2006
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    John Barnes Guest

    I am using AVG Free in x64 and Vista86. In Vista, the updates get halted by
    UAC requiring the clicking on 4 panels (real pain) but it does update and
    work. Avast works fine on both systems, but on Vista I had to manually
    update it initially, but after the last program update it works as on x64
    with automatic updates and no UAC problems
     
    John Barnes, Sep 14, 2006
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    Zapper Guest

    Have you bugged the fact that you have to click on 4 tabs to get 1 action
    taken care of?
    I have turned off UAC after multiple suggestions/complaints/reports all got
    closed as "by design".

    It was a good idea...just a terrible implementation.
     
    Zapper, Sep 14, 2006
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  9. SupaBeast

    John Barnes Guest

    I agree. The user should be able to determine that a process should always
    be allowed.
     
    John Barnes, Sep 14, 2006
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  10. I am using AVG Free in x64 and Vista86.

    That's interesting. I can't remember exactly what and where, but
    *something* failed with AVG when I tried to install it under x64, so I
    switched to Avast (the only free AV I know of that works under x64). If
    you're saying AVG works, I'll have to give it another shot--every once in a
    while Avast will report some bogus error and end up in a disabled state, or
    ask to reboot out of nowhere, etc. I'm not liking Avast.
     
    Homer J. Simpson, Sep 19, 2006
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  11. SupaBeast

    John Barnes Guest

    You might consider setting the defaults to warn, instead of delete or
    isolate (or whatever their terms are). That way you can make the decision
    when you see the warning.
    I too had one bogus warning, but most were clearly labeled 'Potential'
     
    John Barnes, Sep 19, 2006
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