antivirus downloads for windows 98
Posted 10 February 2009 - 03:06 AM
Posted 10 February 2009 - 03:52 AM
There are many free antivirus Software out there... ( why pay when free will do the same job )
I recommend Avast Antivirus ( home edition ) you need to register ( free ) every 12 months ( well worth the time )
this is minimal requirements for your system
486 Processor, 32MB RAM and 100MB of free hard disk space
Note: The operating systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT4 will be supported until the end of 2009
to download visit : http://www.avast.com...avast-home.html , you have 60day trail then you need to register and you will receive 1 year protection free
After that year you can simply uninstall and then install another different AV ( by then there will be sure to be more.. but i dont know about supporting 98 )
Be sure you have a firewall installed and running , comodo does not support 98 ( never has ) and zone alarm discontinued support
Quote: Windows 98se[b[/b] Support Discontinued
On July 11, 2006, Microsoft will end support for Windows 98, 98SE and Me, which will have the resulting effect of making these operating systems less secure (http://www.microsoft...dofsupport.mspx). Windows 98 are older operating systems, and therefore inherently more vulnerable to attacks than newer operating systems. Now that Microsoft will no longer provide security updates to this operating system it will become increasingly prone to security vulnerabilities.
3 years ago... discontinued support for 98
Sorry i cannot help any further , but you have a AV prog for a year if you wish to go with avast
i would give you links to the older versions of the firewall's but i am not sure if its a good idea because they are older versions ( i suppose old is better than none , inform me if you are not running a firewall and i will get links for free firewalls if you would like )
Good luck ... ( maybe time to upgrade )
Sorry for any inconvience
Edited by Anthony19, 11 February 2009 - 12:16 AM.
Posted 10 February 2009 - 04:30 AM
I also recommend Avast Home Edition, I used it for years without any problems. I liked it so much that I brought the full professional version of it.
Something worth noting though is Avast will only support Windows 98 until the end of this year, combine that with the lack of security updates for Windows 98, I think it's time you seriously considered getting a newer PC.
Posted 11 February 2009 - 12:34 AM
But i agree the lack of windows updates for 98 would put me off... Time to upgrade
Posted 02 March 2009 - 04:10 PM
Just thought I would add that there are several free downloads of all sorts of programs out there, not just for anti-virus. Stick around here a while, and you will come across several free programs available in other members signatures, and in other topics, etc. Some work with 98, some don't.
Just thought that was worth adding, before I came here- I had no idea there was that many programs of good quality for free. Keep that in mind Jody78.
Edited by Ferrari, 02 March 2009 - 04:11 PM.
Posted 29 March 2009 - 02:17 AM
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