Recomended virus software for Win98SE

  Giggle n' Bits 22:27 01 Nov 05
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Ok, my older machine is going to be passed on to friend but I have heard that Norton software on Win98Se can be problematic and slow the system down & cause crashing etc.

Anyone running Windows 98se, what virus software do you run or any PCA Forum member, can you suggest a Anti-Virus software that runs smooth on a dated Win98Se machine, running 256MB memory and may up another 128 if needed.

  Splork 22:30 01 Nov 05

AVAST
click here

  Splork 22:32 01 Nov 05

256mb is plenty for Windows 98, the limit is 512mb, after that you need to look at cacheman to manage memory effectively.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:53 01 Nov 05

Avast runs ok on a very old 300mhz 18M ram win98se machine I have just repaired.

  Giggle n' Bits 22:58 01 Nov 05

I have just downloaded it and will try it out.

Thanks Splork & M8 Fruit Bat /\0/\ not seen you around for ages.

Thanks again.

  woodchip 23:02 01 Nov 05

This is what I use on my Win98se Computer. Never needs Dat Updates. Never had a Virus. But it's no good for Win2000 or XP if it was I would use it on my other XP desktop and XP Laptop

click here

  woodchip 23:02 01 Nov 05

Try it first if you can

  Splork 23:22 01 Nov 05

Why no good for 2k/XP Woodchip?

  woodchip 23:30 01 Nov 05

They stopped updating it, And it's made to use the Win98 file system and DOS. It also protects CMOS etc. No DOS in XP. It also uses Autoexec.bat File. It runs very fast and does not stop the computer as other AV's does. But you have to get used to using it. Until you get used to it it throws up a lot of alerts and you have to learn when to say, yes and no. But it will stop a Virus moving one dot. without your say so

  woodchip 23:31 01 Nov 05

PS I use Avast on other comps

  Splork 23:37 01 Nov 05

Interesting info woodchip, I'll bear it in mind. I personally prefer non-resident scanners, ala Avast, it picks things up when they are executed instead of scanning everything and anything.

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