Using BitDefender in Windows on Arm

Discussion in 'Windows Virtual Machine' started by MichelleD3, Apr 20, 2021.

  1. MichelleD3

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    Hi Parrallels Team,

    I have just installed Parallels for my new Macbook (M1-ARM) - well, my computer tech person has. I LOVE IT but have a major problem in that BitDefender, the internet security program we have via our computer support company does not run. Are there any other internet security options I can use? Below is copy of email received from my computer tech person:
    - Bitdefender Antivirus:
    I tried to install it but was not sucessful. I did some more research and found Bitdefender can't be installed on ARM-based PCs.

    You can find more details here:
    https://www.bitdefender.com/consumer/support/answer/1776/

    Furthermore, there will be limitation while you are running Windows 10 ARM-based PCs. It means- Drivers for hardware, games and apps will only work if they're designed for a Windows 10 ARM-based PC.

    More details:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-arm-based-pcs-faq-477f51df-2e3b-f68f-31b0-06f5e4f8ebb5
     
  2. SelenaT

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    I have this same question too. Bought Bitdefender only to find out it can't be installed :(
     
  3. tebcomT

    tebcomT Bit poster

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    Same here...will there be a working Bitdefender-Version under Parallels (ARM)?
     
  4. MikeG19

    MikeG19 Bit poster

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    Same question here.
     
  5. ArnoldB1

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    Same question here.
    Is there any answer to this question after more than 1 year?
     
  6. Dmitry@Parallels

    Dmitry@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Hi guys, if Bitdefender software doesn't work on an ARM-based Windows PC, then it will not work in Parallels Desktop running Windows 11 on an M-series-based Mac computer. Treat Parallels Desktop as a virtual PC tower in your macOS. In order for a software to work in Windows on ARM, the software manufacturer has to ensure that their x86-based software works fine either via the built-in WOW64 emulation layer, or compile the software for ARM architecture natively. I hope this is helpful and please let me know if you have any other questions.
     

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