AOL AVS does not install

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by ccsito, May 13, 2007.

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  1. ccsito

    ccsito Registered Member

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    I wanted to try out the AOL AVS antivirus software on an old Windows 98 system that has not been updated since 2000. I downloaded the program and when I tried to install the MSI package, it comes up with a pop up that the program is not supported for this operating system. I upgraded the MSI program to version 2.0 which I think is the most recent for Windows 98. According to the AVS site, Windows 98 is supported, so why did I get this message? Anyone have a similar experience?
     
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    I will be re-installing Win98SE for a family member, and AVS is what I was going to install. If nobody else posts, I will post back as soon as they drop off their PC. Hopefully someone posts before I get startedo_O
     
  3. plantextract

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    is it windows 98 or 98 second edition? i think AVs only supports the SE edition
     
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    Mine is a Windows 98 (first edition) system. I did read on the Kaspersky website that KAV requires at least a Windows 98SE system. There is no mention of that on the ActiveVirusShield.com website. Also, I have used many programs that specified at least the Windows 98SE Operating system on the machine with the (first edition) with no problems (such as Java, Flash, Zone Alarm, antispyware programs, etc.)
     
  5. plantextract

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    well AVS is derived from kav 6 so you should expect that.
    the only way i can think of would be to edit the msi with orca to match installatino conditions on your systems... but i dont know how legal that would be and how well it will work.
     
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