AntiVirus for Win98 SE

  highlands 19:48 09 Aug 2008

I have an old PC running Win98 SE (yes there are still some out there). I was running Free AVG 7.5 antivirus but this is no longer supported and no virus defition updates are available. Free AVG8 does not instal on Win98 SE.

What free alternatives are available? Google enquiry suggests Avast 4.8 free home edition but I've no knowledge of this package.

Any suggestions on alternatives or comments on Avast 4.8 would be appreciated.

I'm also running Spwareblaster 4.1 and have Spybot 1.5.2 (which is not real-time)

  mfletch 19:52 09 Aug 2008

Avast still works with 98

click here

  mfletch 19:54 09 Aug 2008

Sorry did not read all your post but you can;t go wrong with avast

  T0SH 22:17 09 Aug 2008

Avg 7.5 is still getting updates, I have it on a laptop here it updated fine this afternoon, the word I hear is it will be supported until December 2008 but that is hard to confirm

Cheers HC

PS Avast works great also

  brundle 22:19 09 Aug 2008

I'd got with Avast too. Spybot is now at v1.60 by the way.

  provider 2 22:26 09 Aug 2008

Support for AVG 7.5 Free ends 31/08/2008:

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  highlands 12:01 10 Aug 2008

Have downloaded and installed Avast 4.8 OK. Thanks to all for your feed-back. One more question .....

Does Avast provide real-time protection for Internet browsing as well as e-mail scanning (IE6 and Outlook Express).

Do I still need Spywareblaster or SpyBot?

  provider 2 12:07 10 Aug 2008

Scroll down to Standard Resident Protection:

click here

NOT AOL e-mail, though, which uses a different system.

  provider 2 12:12 10 Aug 2008

Use both SpywareBlaster and Spybot if you wish. Neither conflicts with Avast! 4.8.

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