AV question about very old systems(running ME)

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  1. stephenjg_2001

    stephenjg_2001 Registered Member

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    Are there any AV programs that can still run on Windows Millennium and also get rid of AVG, Ive tried every removal tool i know of.
     
  2. acr1965

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    I believe Avast 4.8 will run on ME. Not sure I understand the other part of your question.
     
  3. stephenjg_2001

    stephenjg_2001 Registered Member

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    the computer has AVG like 3.0 but i cant get it out of the computer and the removal tools from Norton etc are not ME compatible.
     
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    About all I could think of would be some prior release of an uninstall tool, if there is a release history somewhere. Would the portable version of revo uninstaller work?
     
  6. xMarkx

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    I don't know if there are any other antiviruses that will work on Windows ME systems. Windows ME is pretty old now (11 years) and hasn't been supported in 5 years. Plus it doesn't use Windows NT and has a really low market share, so there are no reasons for developers to support it. ESET NOD32 Antivirus 2.7 would work, but ESET doesn't sell it anymore and it's being discontinued February 2012 anyways.
     
  7. skp14

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    This may really help with the AVG removal, just found out about it today in a Tech blog.

    AppRemover - 5.92 mb
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/AppRemover_d6090.html

    When checking out AV's, see if they work with Win98 (basically same as ME) and if it doesn't say, contact the companies.

    http://www.av-comparatives.org/comparativesreviews/performance-tests
    This test is of which AV's were the lightest on system resources. Latest test was Dec 2010.

    Summary results are on page 15. Free AV's that were lightest were Avast, MS Security Essentials, AVG, Avira. I wouldn't use AVG (check reviews on CNET) and MSE has come out with version 2 so its probably better now.
     
  8. m0unds

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    no modern av that i know of (and...not many modern threats) will actually execute/run in a 98 or Me environment. that being said, if you can find it, avast 4.8 did have a 95/98/Me compatible version at some point.
     
  9. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    The current version of Twister AV is a contemporary AV that runs on ALL 32bit flavors of Windows (including ME). Twister's AV signatures update frequently. Very stable. Light footprint. Plays nicely with other software.

    In addition to its AV component , Twister includes very competent modules for behavior blocker & registry protection -- turn them on or off at user's discretion.

    90-day free trial at HERE.
     
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    Vba32 Personal says it will run on Windows 98 and up.

    @Bell: Do you use Twister? I didn't realize they offered a lifetime license. How's the detection rates?
     
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  11. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    I own several antivirus licenses and run various AVs from time to time (including Twister), but Prevx is my "main man".

    Twister's Chinese language forum indicates they will do a major engine upgrade in the near future. As of now, Twister is a mid-tier AV for dealing with known malware. Also, Twister scores quite well (lower-quartile--top-tier) on zero-day, due to its excellent behavior blocker component.

    The only recent test of TAV that I know of is dated July 2010. A pdf copy of its report can be downloaded HERE.
     
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