10-25-2012 06:15 AM
When can we expect Norton IS to suport the 64 bit version of internet explorer?
IMHO - probably not as long as the default browser for Windows 7 is the 32 bit version of IE.
10-25-2012 07:20 AM
Check this thread including a post from Symantec employee Prasanna
10-25-2012 08:14 AM
With the release of Windows 8 tomorrow IE 10 will be the 4th version of IE in the last 6 years to be included with Windows as a 64 bit browser. I could but won't name several other competitors that are already supporting it, some for years now. If Norton doesn't want to support it they won't, no excuses needed. Customer demand should be a legitimate reason for doing so. 64 bit Java and Flash plugins have been available for some time now.
10-25-2012 08:30 AM
Here is some information regarding IE 64 bit from the MSDN blogs.
Note this section
Q: Why? What does not work properly with 64bit IE?
A: Browser addons, including BHOs, Toolbars, and ActiveX controls, must generally be the same bitness as IE itself. So, if you are running a 64bit version of IE, any site that uses, say, Adobe Flash, isn't going to work until you install the 64bit version of the addon. Sadly, almost no browser addons are currently available in 64bit versions, although that's somewhat likely to change in the future as 64bit Windows becomes more prevalent.
10-25-2012 09:06 AM - edited 10-25-2012 09:07 AM
As an aside to the 64bit browser support observation...
This limitation is also true for the Norton addins for the 64bit editions of the Microsoft Office products.
Additionally; whether or not there will eventually be addin support for the Microsoft Office 360 product lineup (32 or 64 bit) has yet to be announced.