Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

No more Windows98- Zone Alarm updates


  • Please log in to reply

#1
maladeta

maladeta

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 34 posts
From 11th July 2006 Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 98, that means that they won't supply any more updates and the system integrity will be at risk. Having said this, Zone Alarm (Free firewall) doesn't support free Zone Alarm firewalls intalled within Windows 98 environment any more, and again the system will be more prone to infections.

I've got a Pentium II processor and 191 MB of RAM since 1998 i think. I know it's old and that i should upgrade it, but for the time being, i'm skint and i cannot afford that.

Is there any free-of-charge solution to my problem? or at least, a cheaper one than buying a new PC or buying a WIndows XP package?

Thanks
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Retired Tech

Retired Tech

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 20,563 posts
Zone Alarm 6.5 has XP specific features but you can still use 6.1 which should still update the virus and spyware definitions
  • 0

#3
Neil Jones

Neil Jones

    Member 5k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,476 posts

From 11th July 2006 Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 98, that means that they won't supply any more updates and the system integrity will be at risk. Having said this, Zone Alarm (Free firewall) doesn't support free Zone Alarm firewalls intalled within Windows 98 environment any more, and again the system will be more prone to infections.

I've got a Pentium II processor and 191 MB of RAM since 1998 i think. I know it's old and that i should upgrade it, but for the time being, i'm skint and i cannot afford that.

Is there any free-of-charge solution to my problem? or at least, a cheaper one than buying a new PC or buying a WIndows XP package?

Thanks


1) Use common sense - don't open unsolicited attachments, download music, install Kazaa, etc.
2) Windows 98 has been left unpatched for many security fixes over the last few months because they're not classed as critical. So nothing's new there.
3) If the system is doing everything you want, then just because Microsoft have said you should move to XP, doesn't mean you have to move to XP. If Microsoft told you to jump off a cliff, would you? Your system is adequate for general everyday usage - internet, emails, etc. And having an unsupported firewall is better than having no firewall at all, though I would have the virus scanner instead, myself, but there you go.
  • 0

#4
Andyman111

Andyman111

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 19 posts
Today I was at Wal-mart and saw a McAfee Firewall (3.0 i think) and it works on Windows 98 its $9.95. It may be a good alternative to ZoneAlarm. If you are outside the states or Wal-mart doesnt carry it then I would take the previous users advice on how to protect your computer and upgrade when you can.

Good Luck :-)
  • 0

#5
kroberts

kroberts

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 29 posts
I have zone alarm and the last time it updated was for the XP version only! So they are not supporting 98 anymore! I came across "Xfilter" by "filseclab" which is win 98 compatable, free and gets updated for free! I have not tried it yet, but it sounds ok, if you want to give it a go you can get it free from; www.majorgeeks.com under firewalls.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP