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Need Free Antivirus & Spy Ware Software


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#1 wagcon

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 01:43 PM

Hello, I finally got my laptop running and up to date. Now I need some advice on which free antivirus and spy ware programs that I can use with windows 98se. I want to connect to the internet mostly with this laptop and I want to make sure it is protected. I know you have a whole section on antivirus stuff but which ones work with windows 98se.

I know that the Microsoft antivirus you cannot use with windows 98se.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated?? :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 01:58 PM

Hello,
For a free antiviurs, I would use (and can personally recommend) AVG, available from..
http://www.grisoft.com

As far as I know, this should work on your version of Windows.
For anti-spyware programs, I would suggest trying Ad-aware, available from..
http://www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/
I am certain that this will work on 98se.
Another option is Spybot Search & Destroy, which is available from..
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Spybot_Search_and_Destroy/1043809773/1

I hope this helps,
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 02:14 PM

Also take a look here for Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps
I finally got it all together, now if I could just remember where I put it.

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 03:26 PM

In addition to Ad-aware and Spybot, I'd suggest (all free):

aČ free - a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. aČ fills this gap.
Spywareblaster - A good program that prevents spyware from being installed on your computer in the first place. This program is always running in the background, protecting your computer. It prevents the installation of bad active X controls found in web pages.
SpywareGuard - A nice compliment to SpywareBlaster. This allows you the option to prevent downloads that contain bad active X controls.

These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

Important:
Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.

Other useful Tutorials:
Using Ad-Aware SE
Using SpywareBlaster
Using SpywareGuard
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