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Consumer Products => Avast Free Antivirus / Premium Security (legacy Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, Premier) => Beta - Avast => Topic started by: jgutierrez on October 17, 2015, 01:00:49 PM

Title: x64 version
Post by: jgutierrez on October 17, 2015, 01:00:49 PM
Arround 2010, there were some rumors that Avast was working in porting its antivirus to Win64 plattform. Unfortunately this is not the case even with 2016 beta.

A feature that is available since years ago in other vendors such as Bitdefender, and others using its engine like Comodo.

To me it is a pitty, since according to my tests, there is a slight about 10% performance improvement with x64 as comparison to x86.
Title: Re: x64 version
Post by: DavidR on October 17, 2015, 03:47:30 PM
I certainly can't recall this ever being in the forums - the reverse in fact - the avast installation process detects if you have a 64bit OS then any required 64bit functions, low level drivers will be used.

As I recall, it has been mentioned in numerous topic (by avast staff) that a completely 64bit program wouldn't bring significant performance improvements.

Since avast doesn't have a native 64bit OS I don't see how you can say that there is no 64bit version of avast to test.