Re: Which AVs still support Win98SE?
- From: Dustin <bughunter.dustin@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2011 20:44:06 GMT
Virus Guy <Virus@xxxxxxx> wrote in news:4ECF9B62.34FF1CAB@xxxxxxx:
Generally speaking, Windows 9x/ME systems don't really need to be
running AV software, and haven't needed to for about the past 3 to 5
years. This is because most malware doesn't run or install itself
properly on the 9X/ME line of operating systems (for the past few
years, malware expects to find itself on NT-based OS's like XP, Vista,
This really isn't sound advice. Malware which doesn't require NT specific
services or functions will run on windows95 and up. 32bit PE file is still
a 32bit PE file. (Windows executable format, virus_Guy).
The majority of "malware" going around these days are trojans. Glorified
trojans. They aren't viral in nature. There are few NT only viruses in
existance. If you goto shady sites, you can still catch something that will
have little trouble making a win98/me/95 box it's home. Especially if your
running without practicing safer-hex.
If you are running win-98/me and you're so paranoid that you need to run
an AV program, Norton Antivirus 2002 works well and can still be updated
with a current scan engine and virus definitions.
AV isn't AM. They are different approaches to dealing with different
problems. It's foolish to suggest normal users don't run atleast AV.
Viruses aren't the typical items you've been uploading to virustotal.
While Norton Anti-virus had a well-deserved reputation for being
"bloat-ware" and a performance drag, that really didn't happen until the
2003 version of NAV. The 2002 version was still very "light-weight",
efficient, and not a performance drag.
From the point of view of a researcher and one who has disassembled themonster known as Norton, I disagree.
Norton Antivirus 2002 is part of Norton SystemWorks 2002, which can be
downloaded from these links:
That's smart. Let's "warez" a copy of a security utility.
If your system has ever had NAV installed on it before, you might have
to do a complete search for all old remnants and remove them. From your
As you intend to cheat Norton out of a subscription right, virus_guy?
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many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and
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