Windows 7 64-Bit Is Safer than the 32-bit Version – Microsoft

Official figures reveal that the 32-bit release is more likely to be hit by a virus

  64-bit versions of Windows 7 are a bit more secure than their 32-bit siblings
Microsoft’s Security Intelligence Report Volume 13 reveals some very interesting figures concerning the currently available versions of Windows 7.

Microsoft’s Security Intelligence Report Volume 13 reveals some very interesting figures concerning the currently available versions of Windows 7.

According to these stats, Windows 7 64-bit builds are a bit safer than the 32-bit iterations, as infection rates seem to be specifically aimed at 32-bit flavors of the operating system.

As for Windows Vista however, the infection rate is almost the same in both cases, so those looking for a safer working environment are recommended to make the move to Windows 7 64-bit. Microsoft has a very good explanation for these new stats:

“In the past, 64-bit computing tended to appeal to a more technically savvy audience than the mainstream, and the infection rates for 64-bit platforms were typically much lower than for their 32-bit counterparts, perhaps because 64- bit users tended to follow safer practices and keep their computers more up- to-date than the average user,” the company said.

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