Quote: Originally Posted by winkerbie
I recently upgraded to Windows x64bit Ultimate, but some of my old software doesn't work properly, companies are still living in the 20th century.
The key program I am missing is Internet Security, can some one recommend a native x64bit IS software or one that is fully compatible
Also does anyone know a good internet download manager,
Ideally the software i want it to be native 64bit but I know some people are slow to change so anything that works well
As far as a AV or Internet Security Suite, there are many which are 64bit compatable.
As far as which ones the best.. well that depends largely on:
1. What features you want/need
2. Personal Preference
3. Whether you want a free version, or a paid version
Generally speaking, the paid versions offer more extra features.
See this thread: What's the Best Anti-virus?
Many highly recommend MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials), which is a free Anti Virus. It can be used with Windows Built in Firewall.
For a paid software, with more features, I would recommend checking out Norton.
Again, its ultimately preference.
For the rest of your software, I would suggest simply going to their main webpage. the large majority will have a 64bit version, or updated version that works under Windows 7 x64.
Keep in mind not all software will specifically be a 64bit app. this is not uncommon, as many will only have a 32bit version. What is important is making sure it states it will work under Windows 7 x64. it should be clearly labeled
If you have a choice between 64 or 32bit, Go with the 64bit if at all possible.
Same for drivers. Get them directly from the manufacturer.
Do not trust any application that scans and automatically suggests the best driver etc.
They do not always suggest what you actually need nor are they looking after your best interests.