Anti-virus for Win 98?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by rogervernon, Jul 28, 2009.

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  1. rogervernon

    rogervernon Registered Member

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    I'm trying to sort out a query raised on another, non computing, forum.
    A poster there has asked if there is a recommendable AV program for this old OS.
    I suggested Avast!, but someone else has claimed that Avast! on early OS, had "issues".
    Any thoughts on a suitable real time AV program?
    Thanks.
     
  2. andyman35

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  3. format_c

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    ftp://ftp.drweb.com/pub/drweb/windows/drweb-500-win98-as-en.exe
     
  4. rogervernon

    rogervernon Registered Member

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    Thank you for your replies, folks! :thumb:
     
  5. kinwolf

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    Ok, so there still are some AV for Win98, but the real question is, are there still virus for Win98? o_O ;)
     
  6. JohnnyDollar

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    Nod32 v2.7
     
  7. ypestis

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    Amen,as long as it is around,2.7,Eset's best ever,is still the one to beat/use.
     
  8. format_c

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    sure, trojans are still here. ~90% of the malware are the trojans
     
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  10. dw2108

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    Many do not believe this, BUT!

    At filehippo[dot]com, you can find BitDefender Free v10 Build 247. For Win 9x/ME ONLY, you'll find that this antivirus does not have on-execution protection, but it does have the following protection for Win 9x/ME users ONLY, because they forgot to disable these in the free version:

    1) On-access scanning for email and for spyware
    2) P2P scanning
    3) Email scanning
    4) Some registry protection
    as well as some other features.

    When installing -- ***IMPORTANT***-- CHOOSE COMPLETE OPTION.

    Update, and because of the busy servers, you might have to download the update and install it by hand: unzip the cumulative update with the option to overwrite the files in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Scan Server\Plugins

    Now you're ready to go.

    Dave
     
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