I’m disappointed with the lack of proper cleaning tools for 64-bit versions of Windows. There are so many great tools to use to clean out spyware and virus infections like ComboFix and SDFix. But unfortunately, they are not compatible with 64-bit operating systems. It is more and more common now that 64-bit OSs such as Vista 64-bit are being bundled and sold on almost all new laptops that come from stores like Best Buy, Office Max, Office Depot, etc.
As you all know, I work on computers for a living so I am here removing viruses and spyware day in and day out. But I do not have any worthy tools to help me with my virus and spyware removal on systems that come with Windows Vista 64-bit or even XP 64-bit.
Right now the only tools that I know for a fact that are compatible with the 64-bit operating systems are: Avast Antivirus and SuperAntiSpyware. I think Malwarebyte’s Anti-Malware program works but it may be a little buggy.
I’ll try to update this post if I come across any great tools that can be used to remove spyware from a 64-bit OS. Until then, let’s hope that the makers of all these great tools will somehow come up with a way and release 64-bit compatible programs.