PC Security with Windows 98

  I,Me and Myself 16:01 01 May 2006

Tomorrow, fingers crossed, my parents are going to have broadband access (Virgin) on their new PC which we have given them. It runs on Windows 98 and I would like to know what security software I should put on for them in order to make them safe.
I only have Windows XP and various items of PC security software but am unsure as to whether the same software is a) necessary and b) will runs with Windows 98.
Thanks in advance.

  pj123 16:05 01 May 2006

If you mean security from viruses, malware, spyware etc. then I have win 98se and have AVG, Adaware, Spybot, Spywareblaster and Zonealarm.

All free.

  I,Me and Myself 16:17 01 May 2006

What is AVG? I know of all the others as we use them on our PC.
What would you recommend for anti virus protection? Could I put Avast on for them?

  pj123 16:25 01 May 2006

AVG is a free antivirus program. Avast is just as good.

AVG from: click here

Avast from: click here

  I,Me and Myself 16:35 01 May 2006

Can Microsoft Antispyware be used too?

  pj123 16:56 01 May 2006

As far as I know Microsoft Antispyware isn't available on Win 98.

  Belatucadrus 17:05 01 May 2006

Unfortunately Microsoft defender antispyware isn't W98 compatible.
"Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 4; Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1; Windows XP Service Pack 2"
Try click here Spywareblaster and click here Spybot.

  Wak 21:29 01 May 2006

I run Win 98SE and have Avast, Sygate Firewall, A2, Spybot, Adaware, Spywareblaster and Crapcleaner.
A bit belt and braces but they keep me safe.

  lester1 23:38 01 May 2006

Much the same as Wak but AVG, Zone alarm, A2 Spywareblaster, Adaware,Spybot and Crap cleaner

Working good so far

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