Need AV program compatable with Vista 64

Posted: 04-09-2007, 06:30 AM
Bought OneCare released with Vista to protect a new Vista Ultimate 64
install. Totally incompatible with any 64 bit version. Not on box.
Small blurb on website. How could it be released and not protect the MS's
own state-of-the-art systems? (Not really my question.)

Tried install of Norton's 2007, waived off by Vista. "May install but may
not function. Known incompatibility issues."

Need a good Vista 64 fully compatible anti-virus program, and preferably a
good system doctor/mechanic type program designed specifically to work with
Vista. Any of either yet released?

Does OneCare plan to update to cover 64bit systems and offer free to prior
purchaser/subscribers?

Greybeard


Need AV program compatable with Vista 64


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David Morgan \(MAMS\)
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Re: Need AV program compatable with Vista 64
Posted: 04-09-2007, 07:34 AM

"Greybeard" <noway@jose.com> wrote in message...
> Need a good Vista 64 fully compatible anti-virus program
I don't mean to be a pest, and I can't answer your question... but I
would seriously like to know why you think you have to have this.
Big family or a large office with a shared PC? Just curious....

DM


John Inzer
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Re: Need AV program compatable with Vista 64
Posted: 04-09-2007, 02:31 PM
Greybeard wrote:
> Bought OneCare released with Vista to protect a new Vista Ultimate 64
> install. Totally incompatible with any 64 bit version. Not on box.
> Small blurb on website. How could it be released and not protect
> the MS's own state-of-the-art systems? (Not really my question.)
>
> Tried install of Norton's 2007, waived off by Vista. "May install
> but may not function. Known incompatibility issues."
>
> Need a good Vista 64 fully compatible anti-virus program, and
> preferably a good system doctor/mechanic type program designed
> specifically to work with Vista. Any of either yet released?
>
> Does OneCare plan to update to cover 64bit systems and offer free to
> prior purchaser/subscribers?
>
> Greybeard
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Maybe NOD32 would be worth a look:

NOD32 for Windows
http://www.eset.com/products/index.php

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Walter Blanchard
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Re: Need AV program compatable with Vista 64
Posted: 04-09-2007, 03:40 PM
Avast 4 home works.

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"Greybeard" <noway@jose.com> wrote in message
news:c4lSh.11527$op4.822@trnddc08...
> Bought OneCare released with Vista to protect a new Vista Ultimate 64
> install. Totally incompatible with any 64 bit version. Not on box.
> Small blurb on website. How could it be released and not protect the
> MS's own state-of-the-art systems? (Not really my question.)
>
> Tried install of Norton's 2007, waived off by Vista. "May install but may
> not function. Known incompatibility issues."
>
> Need a good Vista 64 fully compatible anti-virus program, and preferably a
> good system doctor/mechanic type program designed specifically to work
> with Vista. Any of either yet released?
>
> Does OneCare plan to update to cover 64bit systems and offer free to prior
> purchaser/subscribers?
>
> Greybeard
>
>
Adam Leinss
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Re: Need AV program compatable with Vista 64
Posted: 04-09-2007, 06:50 PM
"David Morgan \(MAMS\)" <findme@m-a-m-s.comC/Odm> wrote in news:k0mSh.1166
$vo2.1117@trnddc01:
>
> "Greybeard" <noway@jose.com> wrote in message...
>
>> Need a good Vista 64 fully compatible anti-virus program
>
> I don't mean to be a pest, and I can't answer your question... but I
> would seriously like to know why you think you have to have this.
> Big family or a large office with a shared PC? Just curious....
Virus protection is needed no matter how secure Vista is.

Adam
John Inzer
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Re: Need AV program compatable with Vista 64
Posted: 04-09-2007, 07:23 PM
Adam Leinss wrote:
> "David Morgan \(MAMS\)" <findme@m-a-m-s.comC/Odm> wrote in
> news:k0mSh.1166 $vo2.1117@trnddc01:
>
>>
>> "Greybeard" <noway@jose.com> wrote in message...
>>
>>> Need a good Vista 64 fully compatible anti-virus program
>>
>> I don't mean to be a pest, and I can't answer your question... but I
>> would seriously like to know why you think you have to have this.
>> Big family or a large office with a shared PC? Just curious....
>
> Virus protection is needed no matter how secure Vista is.
>
> Adam
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Don't you think maybe the question referred
to why Vista 64 and not why a virus program?

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Dan
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Re: Need AV program compatable with Vista 64
Posted: 04-09-2007, 07:42 PM
Avast works great with the 64bit version. The all in one PC Mechanic suites
usually slow a system down to the point of negating the benefits.

Dan


"Greybeard" <noway@jose.com> wrote in message
news:c4lSh.11527$op4.822@trnddc08...
> Bought OneCare released with Vista to protect a new Vista Ultimate 64
> install. Totally incompatible with any 64 bit version. Not on box.
> Small blurb on website. How could it be released and not protect the
> MS's own state-of-the-art systems? (Not really my question.)
>
> Tried install of Norton's 2007, waived off by Vista. "May install but may
> not function. Known incompatibility issues."
>
> Need a good Vista 64 fully compatible anti-virus program, and preferably a
> good system doctor/mechanic type program designed specifically to work
> with Vista. Any of either yet released?
>
> Does OneCare plan to update to cover 64bit systems and offer free to prior
> purchaser/subscribers?
>
> Greybeard
>
>

David Morgan \(MAMS\)
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Re: Need AV program compatable with Vista 64
Posted: 04-10-2007, 08:21 AM

"John Inzer" <oobie@doobie.xyz> wrote in message...
> Adam Leinss wrote:
> > "David Morgan \(MAMS\)" <findme@m-a-m-s.comC/Odm> wrote in
> >> "Greybeard" <noway@jose.com> wrote in message...
> >>>
> >>> Need a good Vista 64 fully compatible anti-virus program
> >> I don't mean to be a pest, and I can't answer your question... but I
> >> would seriously like to know why you think you have to have this.
> >> Big family or a large office with a shared PC? Just curious....
> > Virus protection is needed no matter how secure Vista is.
Wrong. ( perhaps about both ;-)
> Don't you think maybe the question referred
> to why Vista 64 and not why a virus program?
I'm not a troll.

Actually, if it's a personal PC, merely using safe surfing and e-mailing
habits negates the need for any sort of invasive, system slowing, nearly
impossible to remove, background process generating, ET phone home,
slow boot, slow shutdown, file altering (innoculation), generally demanding
crap called A/V "protection". I haven't used any Anti-virus hogwash on any
system since 1998, and I'm running 4 that have been virtually constantly
connected to the internet during that time. Anti-spyware and a web-based
e-mail server or a reliable ISP with some advance filtering, coupled with
safe personal practices and you're home free... and fast. Prior to that
I tried Norton and McAffee on a few machines and ended up reformatting
to get rid of the monsters. Things may have changed, but good habits
stay with you and I, for one, am living, working proof that the a/v is not
mandatory no matter what they tell you on the sales floor.






...winston
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Re: Need AV program compatable with Vista 64
Posted: 04-10-2007, 08:52 AM
David,

With respect to AV..Your personal experience meets your current needs. It is
not applicable for everyone. And as you also probably understand, unless
everyone you know and read about follows your method, many others are not so
disciplined thus an AV and the periodic use of a malware scanner is
appropriate.

Additionally it would be nice to believe that the reasons for not installing
an AV for those not so disciplined are due to "invasive, system slowing,
nearly impossible to remove, background process generating, ET phone home,
slow boot, slow shutdown, file altering (inoculation), generally demanding
crap called A/V "protection" but few of those reasons rank as the primary
reason.

It doesn't appear that any poster(including those probably using an AV
application) called you a troll.

...winston


"David Morgan (MAMS)" <findme@m-a-m-s.comC/Odm> wrote in message
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>> > Virus protection is needed no matter how secure Vista is.
>
> Wrong. ( perhaps about both ;-)
>
>> Don't you think maybe the question referred
>> to why Vista 64 and not why a virus program?
>
> I'm not a troll.
>
> Actually, if it's a personal PC, merely using safe surfing and e-mailing
> habits negates the need for any sort of invasive, system slowing, nearly
> impossible to remove, background process generating, ET phone home,
> slow boot, slow shutdown, file altering (innoculation), generally
> demanding
> crap called A/V "protection". I haven't used any Anti-virus hogwash on
> any
> system since 1998, and I'm running 4 that have been virtually constantly
> connected to the internet during that time. Anti-spyware and a web-based
> e-mail server or a reliable ISP with some advance filtering, coupled with
> safe personal practices and you're home free... and fast. Prior to that
> I tried Norton and McAffee on a few machines and ended up reformatting
> to get rid of the monsters. Things may have changed, but good habits
> stay with you and I, for one, am living, working proof that the a/v is not
> mandatory no matter what they tell you on the sales floor.

aleinss@hotmail.com
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Re: Need AV program compatable with Vista 64
Posted: 04-11-2007, 03:37 AM
On Apr 10, 3:21 am, "David Morgan \(MAMS\)" <fin...@m-a-m-s.comC/Odm>
wrote:
> Actually, if it's a personal PC, merely using safe surfing and e-mailing
> habits negates the need for any sort of invasive, system slowing, nearly
> impossible to remove, background process generating
As they say: "ignorance is bliss". Without any A/V software (must of
which does greyware detection now), you are implicitly trusting all
the bits floating over your wire. Legitimate sites get hacked, web
sites some times get mistyped. Your choice: not recommended. You may
be the world's best driver and choose not to wear a seat belt.
However, you cannot control what other drivers will do on the road and
you therefore put yourself at risk.

Adam

 
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