New Version of Windows Planned for Older Machines ?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by newstemp, Jun 21, 2009.

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  1. newstemp

    newstemp Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I read an article recently about a planned new cut back version of Windows that would run on older Win98 era machines still in use by, e.g., libraries etc. Can anyone verify this story as I am now looking for new anti-virus software for a friend's Win98 SE machine since AVG stopped their support.

    Thank you,

    DH
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Here is one that will work om Win98
     

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  4. dw2108

    dw2108 Registered Member

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    Omniquad, VirusFighter, VirusBuster, ProtectorPlus, a-asuared antimalware, are all paid and do well on 9x/ME systems, and Rising Free AV will work on 9x/ME quite well. I'd rather get a free on demand scanner and a paid real time antispyware such as SAS or OmniQuad or an old a-squared from filehippo.com, and which supports 9x/ME. From my experiences, it "ain't" the viruses that get you -- it's the crapware!

    Dave

    Add Dr. Web, NOD32 for Legacy Systems -- all paid.
    AVZ www.z-oleg.com, ClamAV and ClamWin are free sans real time.
     
  5. newstemp

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    Hello,

    what is the advantage of a paid "realtime" anti-spyware program vs a free anti-spyware program included with, e.g., Avast ?

    DH
     
  6. dw2108

    dw2108 Registered Member

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    Well, the paid AS will support your 98 SE operating system much longer than avast!, which shall discontinue 98 support in December. And 20-25 bux or so it worth it. Stick with the AV you like but START SHOPPING NOW for an paid AS --

    OR!

    Download the FREE BitDefender Version 10 from filehippo.com, keep it handy. when avast! drops 9x/ME support. Load BD 10 FREE and during the install, choose the COMPLETE option. You shall have VM protection, AS/AV on-access protection, download and P2P protction and email scanning on a 9x/ME machine as well as some registry protection.

    THIS WORKS ONLY ON 9x/ME PCs!

    Dave
     
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