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    Which FREE AV for WIN ME?

    Doing a job for a friend - unbu@@ering his daughter's PC.

    Reinstalling the original OS - Windows ME - after she put a dodgy copy of Win XP on it and her Dad doesn't want to spend any money so hence ME going back on.

    Question is what AV? Has to be free but the latest and greatest version of AVG is for XP & Vista only.

    Same regarding Firewall. Any advice?

    This is like going back in time. I'd forgotten what a pile of poo ME was.

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    Avast still has support for Windows 98SE/ME.

    Tried and Trusted With over 60 million users of avast!, you can rest assured that you are using one of the most tried and trusted products in Windows security. We support more Windows versions (from Windows 95 to Vista 64bit) than any other anti-malware product. No matter what system you have, avast! has it covered.
    As for firewall, I'm not sure yet, still looking.

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    If the computer is connected to the internet via a router I dont tend to bother using a firewall.

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    For Windows ME - I would recommend...

    FDISK

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    A friends ME computer has something called Protect Plus or Protector Plus on it? - she hasn't had any problems that I know of (except of course for ME itself!).
    Otherwise I have heard reasonable things about Avast



    NB: have googled it and it doesn't appear to be free now
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    Seems Firewalls for 9x/ME are even more rare than AV.

    I found Kerio to be supporting it downloadable from here.

    Can't vouch for much else though...

    Kim.

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    You could try Tiny Personal Firewall

    Download Tiny Personal Firewall, Tiny Personal Firewall 2.0.14 Download

    It says 98 / NT - if my memory was correct the kernal for ME was VERY similar to NT so it may work....

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    Slightly newer version here and the blurb says it supports ME.

    Good find Mattx.

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    I used to use Tiny Personal Firewall all the time - [ thats the problem of being an old fart and remembering all these past bits of software.... ]

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    You can get hold of previous version of AVG on Filehippo I had a look at the first on 7.0.298 says it supports all versions of windows

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    The computer is clearly screaming out for a ubuntu installation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rush_tech View Post
    You can get hold of previous version of AVG on Filehippo I had a look at the first on 7.0.298 says it supports all versions of windows
    AVG up to 7.5 inclusive will support 98SE, but updates are supposedly stopping in August this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    The computer is clearly screaming out for a ubuntu installation.
    This is very true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    This is very true.
    Yeah but then she won't be able to toast her sandwiches like that woman in America who purchased the Dell laptop with Ubuntu on it.

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    =) 10 points.

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