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Grimy
01-02-2010, 08:12 PM
I'll be replacing my sister's PC with a newer one in a couple of months, but at present she has a PC running ME. She has been on dial up until this week so has not bothered updating the anti virus/malware/spyware programs I had on it.
What should I get her to run until the PC switch over?
Spybot S&D, Avira anti virus free? How many are needed for ME? (how many support ME?). Do any hackers care about ME anymore?
Thanks.

Driftwood
01-02-2010, 08:34 PM
Has it got a network card?

wainuitech
01-02-2010, 08:54 PM
If the PC already has antivirus on it, carry on using it - all it means is the speed will be faster.

pctek
02-02-2010, 07:53 AM
Spybot S&D, Avira anti virus free? How many are needed for ME? (how many support ME?). Do any hackers care about ME anymore?
Thanks.

I haven't tried Avira but none of the others work now. Not Spybot, Malware Bytes, SPyware Terminator, AVG or AVast.

Hackers...........if you mean will she get malware, of course she will. There's plenty of old stuff still out there even if new malware has been written to tareget more modern O/Ss. SOme doesn't care at all what version of windows it is, it all depends on the specific malware.

Win98/ME is now history, not because it doesn't run, but you can't protect it anymore.

Peter H
02-02-2010, 09:15 AM
Avast still works fine on my W98 setup.

pctek
02-02-2010, 11:17 AM
Avast still works fine on my W98 setup.

Really? Cause every time I've tried it, it won't install.
Older versions would but then they immediately moan it's out of date and won't update definitions because the version is too old.
I spent ages doing this recently, trying to find stuff that worked.

Grimy
02-02-2010, 07:20 PM
Has it got a network card?

Yes. I had it set up on broadband years ago when it was mine. My sister could only afford dial up until recently. She is now up and running on broadband. She never kept the definitions up to date as she didn't have the patience/discipline to do it with dial up. I had been running Spybot, AdAware, and a few others that I can't remember (and some that aren't around or supported anymore, as PC Tech mentioned).
Will have a look at what download.com has that still supports ME. Only has to last a couple more months.

Driftwood
02-02-2010, 07:38 PM
Or this might be worth a look.
http://www.oldversion.com/AVG-Anti-Virus.html

Shortstop
02-02-2010, 07:45 PM
Avast 4.8 still works with ME and still updates - not 5.0 though.

PPp
02-02-2010, 08:39 PM
http://download.cnet.com/Rising-Antivirus-2009-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10674783.html has half a million downloads at Download.com.also http://download.cnet.com/EAV-Antivirus-Suite-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10358025.html and
http://download.cnet.com/BitDefender-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10322483.html
Or you could do an online virus scan such as:
http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner
Google is your friend!

zqwerty
02-02-2010, 08:44 PM
Spyware Blaster, google it.

zqwerty
02-02-2010, 09:06 PM
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

Fairly sure this will work with ME, it definitely does with 98SE, it is quite a good program with a cool interface and some good features like the ability to save a good version of various important settings of the browser and re-insert them in the event of an attack, (System Snapshot), make sure you disable all the settings before you uninstall it if you decide you don't want it.

Also got some good backup tools for the Host files and more protection for the browser.

I have always had this on every computer I have ever owned, works well. Uses almost no resources.

DragonLord3688
03-02-2010, 03:10 PM
Do any hackers care about ME anymore?
Thanks.

Hackers don't care about anything or anyone... They do it for one reason... And one only... For the lulz...

And maybe it was just my old pc and the copy of ME it had on it (it was legit) But anytime the thing connected to the internet and every 5 minutes or so, it would block a virus... seems it had some huge flaw that when it hits the net, something somewhere targets it...

Sweep
03-02-2010, 04:37 PM
Hackers don't care about anything or anyone... They do it for one reason... And one only... For the lulz...

And maybe it was just my old pc and the copy of ME it had on it (it was legit) But anytime the thing connected to the internet and every 5 minutes or so, it would block a virus... seems it had some huge flaw that when it hits the net, something somewhere targets it...

Or maybe it was the web sites you visited and I might add that ME was not at fault.

Grimy
03-02-2010, 08:13 PM
Thanks Zqwerty, PPp,Driftwood and Shortstop.
Will have a look at the links and suggestions and send some links to my sister.
Cheers.