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News: Adaware Se Will No Longer Update On Windows 98 And Me Versions


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#1 ruby1

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 06:45 AM

Do you have adaware SE as one of your protection programs? You may not know this but, as from today (Jan 2008)you will find it unsupported
Adaware SE no longer supports win 98 ?

and adaware 2007

is NOT compatible with Win 98se nor Win ME either :thumbsup:

(Might be useful/helpful to 'share experiences' with users OF win98se and ME computers of programs users are still able to run and ,more importantly ,update ON these platforms?) :flowers:

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 09:30 AM

mvps.org is no longer recommending Spybot S&D due to poor testing results and no longer recommending Ad-Aware due to the ever increasing amount of problems. See here.
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Posted 01 January 2008 - 10:25 AM

mvps.org is no longer recommending Spybot S&D due to poor testing results and no longer recommending Ad-Aware due to the ever increasing amount of problems. See here.



Thank you for the heads up. :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 06:46 PM

I quit using Ad Aware quite somme time ago in the field. Found it doesnt find anything and isnt worth running.

Spybot 1.4 works great. 1.5 is slow and buggy, NOT recommended!

Anyone heard anything about what SuperAntiSpyware is going to do yet?
I think that is one of the best
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Posted 01 January 2008 - 07:01 PM

Spybot 1.4 works great. 1.5 is slow and buggy, NOT recommended!

I recently downloaded an update to 1.5 that has totally improved its load time. A full system scan still takes half an hour on my machine, but I have no problem with that. I do like Teatimer. (Actually, if I could have found a copy of v. 1.4, I would have installed that in the first place. Lost it when my previous computer died.)

Anyone heard anything about what SuperAntiSpyware is going to do yet?
I think that is one of the best

I like it too, but it takes about an hour and a half for a full scan. That, plus having to run it in safe mode are pretty inconvenient for me, since I also run two Folding@Home consoles.

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 07:55 PM

Spybot still has 1.5. 09/03/07 on their main page. Its too slow!
Are you running the latest beta build?
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Posted 01 January 2008 - 08:11 PM

Yes, I am. It's 1.5.1.17, and it loads very fast now. My recollection is that I had to click around a bit to find the download.

Edited by Dialer, 01 January 2008 - 08:13 PM.


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Posted 01 January 2008 - 11:38 PM

mvps.org is no longer recommending Spybot S&D due to poor testing results and no longer recommending Ad-Aware due to the ever increasing amount of problems. See here.


What would you suggest to replace these two?

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 08:06 AM

What would you suggest to replace these two?

SUPERAntiSpyware Free - [WIN 9x/ME/2000/XP/2003/Vista]
The free version does not run in real-time mode...a purchased upgrade to the "Professional" version is required before this option can be activated. See SUPERAntiSpyware Free vs Pro Comparison Features. If your using the free version, use it as an on-demand scanner...no need to run at startup.
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Posted 02 January 2008 - 11:38 AM

what else can we throw into the package that we know WILL run safely ON comps with 98se? ( before they refuse to allow us to even connect to the internet with these platforms) :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 12:48 PM

A Squared is also pretty good. I used it for a while until I found SuperAntiSpyware I ike it the best but it also takes the longest to run if yu do the full.
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Posted 02 January 2008 - 03:00 PM

A Squared is also pretty good. I used it for a while until I found SuperAntiSpyware I ike it the best but it also takes the longest to run if yu do the full.

however a2 is losing support FOR win98se as the updates to the new search engine are not yet compatible with win98se :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 09:39 PM

:thumbsup: I knew for about a month about ad ware going south for Win98 and Me. Spy Bot is one program I use to keep my computer running I got hit pretty hard with something and I go in every once in while and clean it up to keep running. I have a topic with a hijack this posted under malware to be look at when they get time. I think there is a lot of us with old computers and windows systems out there. I have 3 computers with 98Se & Me. In all my family members there are probably 40 computers with old specs and old windows. Most of us just use for e-mail a little gaming, and just surfing. It amazing how short of time how technology has grown. We are very close to being push in extinction and once again being "force" to upgrade. A lot of us just don't have that kinda of money I have now went threw several systems and Win platforms I thing Win98Se was the best I seen. And the bottom line what I have works for me. Oops their I go again ranting. Does anybody know a good virus program that works with Me and 98Se that don't break the bank. I try one at Estes an on line virus scanner but it wipe out my computer that ran Me. :flowers: :

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 10:56 PM

try this ClamWin is a Free Antivirus program for Microsoft Windows 98/Me/2000/XP and 2003.
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Posted 06 January 2008 - 09:01 AM

do we know for how long ClamWin will support the windows 98 se and earlier platforms?




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