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Need good free AV to replace AVG Free 7.5.557 on Windows ME


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#1 Laffnmule's Lode

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 07:54 PM

What is a good free Anti-Virus program to replace the now dead (Internal Virus Database is out-of-date) AVG Free 7.5.557 version 270.12.11/2089? The AVG icon in my task tray is black and gray.

AVG Free 8.5 will not work on Windows ME! :thumbsup:

It must be an Anti-Virus program that will operate on Windows ME. I can not afford to buy a new computer. This computer does not have enough memory to upgrade the operating system, we already tried that for other reasons.
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#2 hiasheley

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:14 AM

HI, you can get AntiVir Personal Edition or avast! Home Edition to replace AVG

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 06:06 AM

Regarding AntiVir Personal Edition:

Starting July 2006, Microsoft discontinued the support for Windows 98/ME. As announced some time ago on Product lifecycle information page on www.avira.com, we do not offer new versions and updates for Windows 98/ME virus protection any longer.

http://www.free-av.com/en/pages/22/faq.html



You should be okay with Avast Home Edition though.

For a computer running Windows® 95/98/Me:
486 Processor, 32MB RAM and 100MB of free hard disk space.



#4 Laffnmule's Lode

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 10:57 AM

Thanks, looks like I will be going with Avast Home edition, since nobody else supports Win ME.

Next, I need to figure out how to completely remove AVG from my computer (and perhaps, a few other obsolete programs).
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