can I run 32bit antivirus on 64bit Windows 7?

Dell Inspiron 1464 notebook
September 2, 2010 at 03:38:26
Specs: Windows 7, 2GB RAM
Want to find out the risks of running a 32 bit antivirus on a 64 bit OS.

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#1
September 2, 2010 at 04:28:43
You should run a program designed for 64 bit. A lot of programs come in both versions.

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#2
September 2, 2010 at 05:21:26
Some 32 bit antivirus products will run in a 64 bit OS, but it is not recommended. Best to obtain a 64 bit product.

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#3
September 2, 2010 at 05:29:28
I agree with the above two posts..

To reiterate what Microsoft has stated in this 32-bit and 64-bit Windows FAQ ...

Question:

Can I run 32-bit programs on a 64-bit computer?

Answer:

Most programs designed for the 32-bit version of Windows will work on the 64-bit version of Windows. Notable exceptions are many antivirus programs.

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#4
September 2, 2010 at 06:22:52
Microsoft Security Essentials is what you need, do not use Norton or Macafee..

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