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Avast X64 bit version for Windows 7
« on: January 31, 2010, 09:12:06 AM »
Hi
I am looking to move back to Avast and want to find out if the new ver 5 has X64 bit version for Windows 7.

I searched around but was not able to find any info on it.

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Re: Avast X64 bit version for Windows 7
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2010, 09:33:18 AM »
Hi,

there's only one version, and according to your OS, will install as 64 or 32 bit. This said, even when installed as 64 bit (so in the program files folder as opposed to the x86 one), main V5 processes as seen in task manager appear as 32 bit. Read sometime ago that a few things were actual 64 bit components, but can't remember what exactly...I guess a look at process explorer (sysinternals) could tell more.

edit: don't know what I was thinking of, the driver is 64 bit.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2010, 10:29:57 AM by Logos »
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Re: Avast X64 bit version for Windows 7
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2010, 10:23:57 AM »
When I installed Avast Free version 5 on my system (Win 7 64bit) it installed directly to Program Files folder (not to Program Files x86) so I guess it 64 bit version recognized automatically.
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Re: Avast X64 bit version for Windows 7
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2010, 10:27:06 AM »
When I installed Avast Free version 5 on my system (Win 7 64bit) it installed directly to Program Files folder (not to Program Files x86) so I guess it 64 bit version recognized automatically.

in theory yes, but the program files folder is...just a folder  ;)
ps: the driver is 64 bit
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Re: Avast X64 bit version for Windows 7
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2010, 10:36:59 AM »
When I installed Avast Free version 5 on my system (Win 7 64bit) it installed directly to Program Files folder (not to Program Files x86) so I guess it 64 bit version recognized automatically.

in theory yes, but the program files folder is...just a folder  ;)
ps: the driver is 64 bit

Fully agree with you, It was only a clue that it goes directly to native 64bit folders...
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Re: Avast X64 bit version for Windows 7
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2010, 10:48:41 AM »
Hi
I am looking to move back to Avast and want to find out if the new ver 5 has X64 bit version for Windows 7.

I searched around but was not able to find any info on it.

Thanks
SD
A look at cnet site gives some details:
Operating system: Windows 2000/XP/Vista 32-bit/64-bit/7 32-bit/64-bit

http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10019223.html?tag=mncol

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Re: Avast X64 bit version for Windows 7
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2010, 11:13:26 AM »
OK. I just installed the AV and even though it installed to the correct "program files" folder, the main process like Avast UI & Avast Service are still 32 bit. I am a bit disappointed with this, specially now that loads are new softwares are 64 bit.

My first impression of the software is good but because i have a x64 bit system, i am making a point of only installing 64bit version of software and because of this, i dont think i will hold on to Avast for too long.

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Re: Avast X64 bit version for Windows 7
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2010, 12:07:02 PM »
I am a bit disappointed with this, specially now that loads are new softwares are 64 bit.

Okey, but the software runs just fine on 64bit so no reason to be disappointed ;)

But it is your choice! Good look outside Avast-land :)
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Re: Avast X64 bit version for Windows 7
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2010, 12:35:20 PM »
@Bluesman...
I think you got me wrong. I am not saying that Avast is a bad product. Infact it is a very good product and the reason i used the word "disappointed" is because i expect more from a quality product like Avast. With the release of version 5, I expected Avast to provide a true x64 bit version.

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Re: Avast X64 bit version for Windows 7
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2010, 01:21:02 PM »
Unfortunately, antivirus software is not a typical product which would greatly profit from x64 architecture. The harddrive is always the biggest bottleneck for antivirus.

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Re: Avast X64 bit version for Windows 7
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2010, 02:31:37 PM »
but still, it works good on 64-bit systems and protection level is good enough for home users...
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Re: Avast X64 bit version for Windows 7
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2010, 03:20:38 PM »
I would also like a pure 64bit version of avast! for my 64bit copy of Windows 7.

MSE has three versions, XP 32, Vista/7 32 & Vista/7 64. 8)
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Re: Avast X64 bit version for Windows 7
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2010, 03:21:33 PM »
I would also like a pure 64bit version of avast! for my 64bit copy of Windows 7.

MSE has three versions, XP 32, Vista/7 32 & Vista/7 64. 8)

and what would that change ?
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Re: Avast X64 bit version for Windows 7
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2010, 03:27:31 PM »
I was just responding to sdevil's posts.

avast! 5 is better than MSE x64.
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Re: Avast X64 bit version for Windows 7
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2010, 03:28:55 PM »
I was just responding to sdevil's posts.

avast! 5 is better than MSE x64.

and you mind answering my question somehow...
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