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Super Nasty Prob With F-prot...

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#1 DonaldJ


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Posted 26 November 2006 - 12:32 AM

I bought F-Prot... It seems to be working..?

I prefer to shut off all my softwares auto-updating functions, and do all that manually... because when they auto connect they suck up all the Ram in this antique PC... And that might happen when I'm on a roll writing, or pix editing.. the interruption can destroy a roll in a second...

F-Prot's auto-updater pops-up every five-minutes.. blocked by NetVeda's settings...
I turned off NetVeda's irritating pop ups, and uninstalled F-Prot's updater.. and still it sucked up the RAM, every five minutes when it tried to connect to the Net...

I PM'ed F-Prot, asking what registry keys I needed to delete to stop the auto-updater from its irritating attampts to connect to the Net... They didn't reply... I suppose it a trade secret..? Now I wish I had never bought this dam F-Prot...

I had no option but to dump F-Prot, to give me a little peace from its irritating updater... It's my computer, Not F-Prot's!... It's like a turd that just won't flush.. and like an invisible mosquito that just won't quit stinging every five-minutes...

Two things: Does anyone know how to kill F-Prot's updater?..

And.. What is the best AVS for an old W98se desktop?..

I tried Norton AVS with BlackIce FW, but some slick bully-hacker shut them both down faster than I could blink, while he trashed my OS... And while I'm at it.. is NetVeda any good?.. I'm trusting it at the moment...

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#2 boopme


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Posted 28 November 2006 - 08:47 PM

Hi DonaldJ,
I would recommend for AV.... AVG Antivirus there is a free and pay version on that page

I would add Spybot S&D and Spywareblaster
from HERE

You may be able to stop F-prot from the startup in Spybots advanced tab
Also grab a firewall

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#3 DonaldJ

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 12:51 AM

Thanks Boop

F-Prot refunded me... but I'll reinstall it, and give that a try... I have Spybot

Every time I've tried AVG, about five times in three years, it freezes my computer, and blocks me from using the Net.

I just tried BitDefender, and the dern thing act just like F-Prot, in that it forever tries to connect to the Net every five minutes, momentarily draining the RAM on each attempt.. and I tried everything to shut down its auto-updater, and couldn't... I'll check the Spybot advanced for that solution with both of them...

I emailed SecurityShield with a raft of questions... They tell me my PC can't handle SS...

So.. I'll give AVG another try...


I'm running NetVeda FW.. What are your views and insights on NV?..

I like ZoneAlarm, but I read somewhere in the Mozila forums that ZA doesn't protect Firefox and Seamonkey...

I gave BlackIce and Norton AVS a good full year's try.. but several times, some hacker shut them both down before trashing my OS.. so I dumped BI, and folded the Norton CD...

DAM!.. trying to find security that works in 98se is like trying to fly by flapping your arms real fast...

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 01:05 AM

You might try one of these two, both of which say they work for Windows 98:


I know you can set it to manual updates.

System requirements found here: http://www.avast.com/eng/system-requirements-avast-home.html

This one also says it works with Windows 98. I don't know if you can set it to manual updates though.


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