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Win 98 running ext. slow! Viruses on board!


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:tazz: Is there a free download scan program w/out purchase that mirrors Ewido Security Suite for XP that I can use for Windows 98?? I am in desperate need of a deep registery scan on this system!
Ad Aware isnt doing the trick on this one.I have CleanUp!, Spybot SD and CWShrdedder and none pull anything off?

Edited by acttom, 21 August 2005 - 01:12 AM.

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Ewido does not have a version suitable for Windows98.

Sorry,
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Thanks but I am aware of that, my question was is there something similar for windows 98 that I can use to clean it up and maybe make it run faster?\

I have two systems i am questioning about, thats why the multiple posts.
I have a Dell Windows Xp/ Pent 4 and a Gateway Windows 98/Pent 2




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Edited by acttom, 23 August 2005 - 10:15 AM.

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Is there a Antivirus on the Windows 98 computer?

Maybe it's best top post a HijackThis log for it.
Then we can have a look and decide what might be best suited for your problem(s)

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Yes there is a antivirus . symantec corp addition.
Here is the log file for Windows 98 operating system for the Gateway.
thanks..acttom


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:36:28 PM, on 8/23/05
Platform: Windows 98 Gold (Win9x 4.10.1998)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
c:\windows\SYSTEM\KB891711\KB891711.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYMANTEC_CLIENT_SECURITY\SYMANTEC ANTIVIRUS\RTVSCN95.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYMANTEC_CLIENT_SECURITY\SYMANTEC ANTIVIRUS\DEFWATCH.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYMANTEC_CLIENT_SECURITY\SYMANTEC ANTIVIRUS\VPTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\DESKTOP\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by America Online
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CriticalUpdate] c:\windows\SYSTEM\wucrtupd.exe -startup
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [KB891711] c:\windows\SYSTEM\KB891711\KB891711.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [rtvscn95] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\rtvscn95.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [defwatch] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\defwatch.exe
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)
O9 - Extra button: AOL Instant Messenger (SM) - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AIM95\AIM.EXE
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll

Edited by acttom, 23 August 2005 - 01:38 PM.

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There is absolutely no malware to be found running on that computer.
At least from the looks of that log.
Is there any particular reason to assume there is?

Popups, heavy traffic (maybe a firewall would be a good idea)

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No..Just when you log on the internet or travel around the system ( programs and such) it operates slowly trying to pull up/open any windows. Is that due to the Pent 2 and a 1998 edition gateway g6-350 with windows 98 and 32mb ram?

I posted a topic yesterday about usb vs ethernet, could that be why its a little slower?
I have ethernet running from a router to this system but it converts to usb prior to the pc.

Maybe the system is just old?.... :tazz:

Are you familiar with the game runescape? This system wil not run the game from the internet but my Dell will. It keeps timing out on the start up download?

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I'm afraid that the system is too slow to run Windows and the heavy security that is asked for nowadays. At least if you want to play games or expect it to be fast.

Personally I'd turn it into a Linux box and put it to use as such. Then use the XP computer you have for the gaming and stuff.

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