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frogman

Life after Avast 4.8

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Don't cross your bridges before you get to them!

It may take a good while, before they stop the support. :hello:

Yes, I was just thinking that, don't fix unless it's broke comes to mind.

I have already downloaded the ClamWin setup file and it's saved in temp, but more than likely by the time that Avast has fully dropped support for windows 98 then I would imagine that ClamWin will have already done the same, hopefully not though.

Hope you all had a nice Xmas.

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I wouldn't put any trust or faith into ClamWin simply because the detection rates are unfortunately very poor. You can check out av-comparatives for possible alternatives to avast 4.8 when 9x/Me support ends.

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Don't cross your bridges before you get to them!

It may take a good while, before they stop the support. :hello:

Yes, I was just thinking that, don't fix unless it's broke comes to mind.

I have already downloaded the ClamWin setup file and it's saved in temp, but more than likely by the time that Avast has fully dropped support for windows 98 then I would imagine that ClamWin will have already done the same, hopefully not though.

Hope you all had a nice Xmas.

The AVG bridge is near for me; therefore, I am planning to jump into the Avast boat.

Does Avast have bootup DOS shield like AVG?

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Now, the AVG signature update was officially closed. No choice but to switch to Avast...

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On my Win98SE PC (AMD K6-3+@550MHz,768MB RAM) I run the firewall ZoneAlarm AntiVirus 6.1 (outdated antivirus part disabled) combined with Avast4.8 AntiVirus (start delayed through StartRight to prevent race condition lockups). However nowadays a complete boot takes about 20 minutes and Avast update even >30 minutes. Also random bowser lockups likely come from Avast, which seems to slow down the machine by 90% in some situations. I guess this bloatware monster does linear search through an infinitely growing virus database and since long time has lost its point of usefulness. (The only malwares I ever found with it were adware scripts in old downloaded HTML pages, and obviously fake e-mail attachments I wouldn't open with Acrobat Reader or MS Word anyway since I do not use them.)

Thus I will replaces this bugger with ClamWin+Sentinel soon. I hope I manage to make it coexist with ZoneAlarm.

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Has Avast 4.8 eventually dropped support for Windows 98?

Interesting to read about the boot up time, I thought it was just me. :D

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