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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 2:06 pm    Post subject: What Virus protection is recommended for windows 98se..? Reply with quote

What Virus protection is recommended for windows 98se besides Avast free, I heard they are going to end support later this year or by this time next year.

I just didnt want to download a free virus protection program that could be spyware or a virus.

I would even consider a dos scanner like f-prot before it could not be updated anymore.

I would be willing to pay for the virus protection. Right now I can not get a new computer.


Sorry, didn't know where to post this.
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Give ClamWin a try;

www.clamwin.com

It doesn't come with a realtime scanner, so is only useful as an on--demand/scheduled scanner.

The only one I'm aware of that comes with realtime protection and still supports 9x, is Eset;

http://www.eset.com/products/win9x.php

I'd still recommend having ClamWin (it's open source by the way, so you don't need to pay for it) in addition to the realtime scanner.
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am confused.

Which is the real EST NOD32 product the site?


http://www.eset.com/products/win9x.php

or

http://www.betterantivirus.com/products/
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eset.com is the real one, the other one is a rogue and should be avoided like the plague it is.
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steven, why are you saying betterantivirus is rogue? It looks genuine -- like a reseller.

At the bottom of the page it says:
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BETTERANTIVIRUS.COM℠ is a US based reseller of Eset Software's NOD32 Solutions


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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was my mistake I'm afraid, I misread it as Abetterantivirus ..... (followed it for a while until it went down late last year).
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for all your help.

What I would like in addition to realtime scanner.

Is a dos command line scanner.


http://new-download.drweb.com/console_dos/

This one from drweb cost (Note double the price because the currency is in pounds)


I don't know if this is free or cost or even legit.
http://www.sophos.com/support/knowledgebase/article/13386.html


It is really hard to tell, what virus and spyware programs are legit and which have viruses and/or spyware.
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both DrWeb and Sophos are legit vendors.

The Sophos DOS scanner seems to be free (certainly can't see any mention of costs). You may want to contact them to double check this however.

If you are in doubt as to which vendor is legit and which is not, feel free to ask Smile
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