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2013-08-06 01:43 »

I know this is not really a logical spot to ask this question but I'm looking for CURRENT Windows 98 users & wondering what they use for antivirus programs. I still have a customer that has to use Windows 98 computers & I'm having trouble finding an antivirus program that still works with Windows 98. Can you help me please? In the past I used Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition version 9 but recently I can't seem to get it to work.

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2013-08-06 02:40 »

It is a perfectly fine spot to ask your question. Hopefully, someone here can help you out.

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2013-08-06 02:43 »

Hm, have you tried

Solo Antivirus 2013 for Windows Desktops

Supported Platforms:

Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate and Windows Vista Business
Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 7 Ultimate Editions
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise Editions
Windows ME, Windows 98, Windows 98 Se and Windows 95


2013-08-06 06:10 »

Thanks for the quick response. I have installed Solo & it seems to work very well. In fact, a little too well. Now I need to figure out how to add an exception to Solo for UltraVNC 1.0.2. I submitted a question on this to Solo tech support but I will continue to look myself also.

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2013-08-06 16:30 »

That part, I have no idea actually but it would be great if you could please post their answer in here as well, for future visitors. :)


2013-08-07 23:00 »

Haven't heard from Solo tech support yet but I'll keep pressing... gently. Will also continue to look for the solution myself.


2013-08-10 03:22 »

Does anyone know of another antivirus program that supports 98?

Solo Antivirus doesn't appear to be working out. I still haven't heard from tech support & I've looked extensively for a way to exclude files or folders from the scan. The only control over what is scanned that I see is on the extension. I will try emailing tech support again & see what happens.


2013-08-10 19:18 »

kASPERSKY Antivirus or internet security 6.
Worked for me at that time. The problems... the updates get broken sometimes... bus can be fixed.
A valid license... since no support from producer... You can find a permanent "medicine" for this (there is ONE!)

Try first on a Virtual Machine!

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2013-08-11 09:51 »

I have not actually used any anti-virus software for over 6 years now on my main 98 machine. I haven't caught anything nasty either but probably because I tend to keep awap from the darker corners of the internet.
I have couple of Norton 2004 and 2005 licenses, and periodically I go out and grab latest definitions which I copy over to the "NAVDOS" component of Norton 2005 so I can do some offline scans in a pure DOS environment every once in a while. I also used to scan my HDDs with latest and greatest NOD32 on a WinXP machine.

I don't really think realtime protection is necessary, but some files scan is always welcome every once in a while.

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2013-10-01 06:32 »

Would you believe that Avast 4.8 can still work? You'll have to download the update below (from Avast's website). I just downloaded and registered it for a year. (Click download this version, in right-hand corner)

Get the one labeled for Avast! 4.8. I'm thinking it may auto-update after installing this.

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