Antivir PE 7.0 on Windows 98se?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by bahjan, May 23, 2007.

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  1. bahjan

    bahjan Registered Member

    May 18, 2007
    On second thoughts - it seems Antivir is a no go for Win98se. Shame as I'd certainly try the paid version.....unless anyone knows different I suppose this thread can be deleted/closed.


    re my search for a new AV..... I've read favourable things about Antivir I've tried the freebie Classic version, (I know I'm being picky on a freebie) but I have two niggles with Classic version ie:
    a. Why doesn't the system check the boot record during booting (like AVG) - why allow boot record scan on demand when booted up (isn't that a bit late - or am I wrong?)

    b. Seems to scan whole system at startup - as I have 80 external h/d that might cause a problem... Anyone know how to configure it?

    My real question is for other Antivir users - will Antivir Personal Edition 7.0 run on Windows 98se or not? I hear v 6 was fine - is it still avaliable somewhere? (If it a'int broke, don't fix it has always been my view) Also, I've read several posts from about a year or so ago with 98 users complaining about version 7.0 bugs and crashes concerning conficts with IE6 ( I am thinking of going with Firefox 2)

    Have these bugs been fixed now - or is Antivir PE a no go?
    Last edited: May 23, 2007
  2. ccsito

    ccsito Registered Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Nation's Capital
    I cannot speak for other users of Antivir, but I have a Windows 98 (not SE) with Antivir 7 installed and I haven't an issue with the program since I used it as a replacement for McAfee VirusScan late last year. It does take a while to update the DAT files, but my dialup is slow anyway.

    Regarding your specific questions- why is there no boot scan? I don't know why, but I guess it was coded to work that way. A boot scan is meant to catch viruses that are loaded before the operating system is fully loaded on the PC so I agree that it does seem a bit late to scan the boot sector after everything is already loaded. If you are getting an auto scan at startup, you should uncheck the option for the auto startup scan on the program menu. I only do full system scans on my own initiation. I do not use the scheduled or auto start options. I don't know about Antivir 7 conflicts with IE 6. I am currently using IE 5.5, but may upgrade soon to see how it works. But Antivir 7 hasn't been any problems on my Windows 98 or XP systems (the XP PC does have IE 6).
    You should note that Antivir will stop support for Windows 98 as of 06/30/2007. That means that program updates will cease. The DAT signature updates probably will continue.
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