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Internet Security for Windows XP 64-bit

by Chimlim / February 26, 2007 11:30 PM PST

I need help finding a good Internet Security suite for Windows XP 64 bit. I used to run Windows Live One Care before I upgraded to the 64-bit version of XP. You would think Microsoft would support their own 64-bit OS with One Care, but it doesn't.

I'm currently running Avast Anti-Virus, the least I need now is a good firewall, but I would like a Security Suite.

Any ideas?

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Link that mentions most known working items.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2007 11:49 PM PST
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Before you get too carried away
by jackson dougless / February 27, 2007 1:28 AM PST

You should know that XP x64 was more of a proof of concept release, it wasn't really intended for people to use in any general sense. Microsoft really only released it as a token gesture to AMD. It was also a testbed for hardware companies to use in creating 64-bit drivers for Vista. The fact that MS doesn't sell XP Pro x64 through any normal retail channels should have been a big tip off to most of this.

Vista is the first Microsoft made 64-bit operating system designed for general use. All previous 64-bit operating systems Microsoft has made, including XP Pro x64, were intended for people with specific needs for 64-bit processing.

You'd probably be better off going back to the 32-bit version, unless you know what sort of applications benefit from 64-bit processing, and you use those sorts of apps extensively, along with having access to 64-bit versions of said programs.

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Internet Security Suite for Windows XP 64-bit
by CarlosRamirez50 / March 7, 2007 2:04 AM PST
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