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DanielHendrycks

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Hi, is Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware take advantage of the 64-Bit? I'm pretty sure it's not. Also, does making an application in the 64-bit type require a rewrite?

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Our protection module has components compiled as 64-bit binaries, which only install on 64-bit editions of Windows. The main application will probably remain 32-bit though.

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@ GT500

Wait, so does the protection module fully work on 32 bit systems then?

I'm confused.

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The protection module fully works on every Windows OS from Windows 2000 forward both x86 and x64

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Thanks for the clarification, AdvancedSetup ;)

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The protection module fully works on every Windows OS from Windows 2000 forward both x86 and x64

Yes, on 32-bit editions of Windows it installs 32-bit binaries for the protection module, and on 64-bit editions of Windows it installs 64-bit binaries for the protection module.

mbamgui.exe is always 32-bit, as is mbam.exe.

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@ GT500

hehe I should have read your first reply a bit better.

mbamgui.exe is always 32-bit, as is mbam.exe.

Does that mean that they'll also work on 64 bit though?

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Does that mean that they'll also work on 64 bit though?

Yes. 64-bit editions of Windows have WoW64 (Windows on Windows 64-bit) which is a compatibility layer to allow 32-bit applications to run on 64-bit versions of Windows. It can seem a bit complicated, but it allows 32-bit applications to run in 32-bit mode on a 64-bit processor while a 64-bit operating system is running.

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Ah, okay. That makes sense. Thanks for explaining that to me ;)

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