I use Zone Alarm free and AVG Antivirus and Eudora email client [never use/config Outlook]
For over 10yrs, have never had firewall/email breech by malware.
My main work pc is XP Pro.
I would like to install legit W98SE on older second PC as cannot run licensed XP Pro twice without getting into registration brick wall. Currently XP Pro installed on second PC but is fast approaching 30day refuse to play anymore time!
W98SE is fast and good enough for many older setups.
I am wondering IF can safely run W98SE without any malware migrating to the XP box.
Basically, not worried if W98SE gets trashed but main work pc must remain untouched.
My ideas at present:
It seems that if firewall + antivirus keeps stuff out of both machines with present settings (out of the box settings) that the XP pc would be safe. I mean, if malware somehow got onto WIN98SE could it then use the OS as launching point for attack on XP pc?
So then - With a combination of router and firewall settings... can this be achieved?
[I think ZoneAlarm and AVG will exist on W98SE and if so, I'd guess that would need to tweek router and firewall settings on both PCs]