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Can anyone link me to the last known Firewall/Antirvirus that works with Windows 98? and is very good one to use (well for Win98).


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Can anyone link me to the last known Firewall/Antirvirus that works with Windows 98? and is very good one to use (well for Win98).

Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro 1.0.1817.1645, you have to buy a key or used the 30 day trial. The new keys work with the older versions, at least the one I have.

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i was hoping for free software...

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i was hoping for free software...

There is a free version but it is limited.

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You might want to read this thread: http://www.msfn.org/...ivirus-anymore/

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all free stuff:

http://www.oldversio...-firewall-2-0-9

Tiny Personal Firewall 2.0.9


http://www.clamwin.com/

ClamWin Antivirus



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F-Prot Antivirus for DOS

download file #78 "fp-316f.zip"
extract to directory of your choice...
then download & extract the file #79 "fp-def.zip" to same directory, overwrite older files when prompted

to start program, you need to type into the command line "F-Prot /old"

...just so you know, the Windows version of F-Prot was never free, but the DOS one was


http://www.oldapps.com/

Zone Alarm Firewall 3.7


There is a free version but it is limited.


version 1.0 is free, which can be found at Oldapps.com

Edited by LostInSpace2012, 23 February 2013 - 04:27 PM.


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Outpost v1.0 also has a free "plugin" for further discrete control.

Look for "blockpost_2002_08_08.exe" (or without the date/time?).

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Thanks everyone.

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Can anyone link me to the last known Firewall/Antirvirus that works with Windows 98? and is very good one to use (well for Win98).

Avast 4.8 (if you download the pro trial edition and give it a free/home registration key, it turns into the free/home edition).
ZoneAlarm 5.5.094.000 or 4.5.594.000.

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The last communication about avast 4.8, reports that the release of new defs will be dropped from april 1, 2013.

http://forum.avast.c...?topic=110527.0

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Can anyone link me to the last known Firewall/Antirvirus that works with Windows 98? and is very good one to use (well for Win98).

Avast 4.8 (if you download the pro trial edition and give it a free/home registration key, it turns into the free/home edition).
ZoneAlarm 5.5.094.000 or 4.5.594.000.

Joe.



can it still download new databases? i run sans anti virus ans use ad block plus and am careful where i go online.

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can it still download new databases? i run sans anti virus ans use ad block plus and am careful where i go online.

The answer for ZoneAlarm is Yes. Whenever a new application tries to access the 'net, it checks with their server database and gives a recommendation as to whether you should allow it to do so. You get this capability in 'pro' mode, which is free to try for 15 days, so exercise all your likely applications during the trial period so it all gets configured "correctly". After the trial period (assuming you don't pay to continue with 'pro' mode, which is your choice), you then have to decide for yourself whenever a new application tries to access the 'net. Unlike a virus checker which needs to be fed virus signatures ad infinitum, a firewall just needs to be configured with sensible rules and told which applications are allowed to access the 'net, so free operation after the 'pro' trial is perfectly viable.

The answer for Avast 4.8 is yes, for now. It's supposed to stop at the end of the month, but it was supposed to have stopped a couple of years ago, but the good people at Avast have kept the new definitions coming. Cross your fingers they will continue to be kind, because I recently tried the Dr Web anti-virus package and, contrary to their propaganda, it's a huge resource hog, particularly of the CPU, so not viable for real-time protection.

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The last communication about avast 4.8, reports that the release of new defs will be dropped from april 1, 2013.

http://forum.avast.c...?topic=110527.0


Surprisingly, definitions support is still ongoing as of today. No complaints here. Hopefully it will continue. As jds stated, support was supposed to have been terminated several years ago but thankfully it's continued up till now.

Edited by Prozactive, 02 April 2013 - 09:10 AM.


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Last update vps 130402-1, a few minutes ago :thumbup
Hopefully really it will continue, but this time, unlike the previous alerts, they have eliminated the possibility to download the installation file from the website.

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Still going strong... :thumbup

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I just downloaded the Avast 4 defs on my XP machine, since I could no longer find a way to download it on my 9x machine. I could get to the page, but there was no way to use any sort of link!
It is the same size as the last one (76.9mb) I downloaded on the 16th---and cannot tell if it is newer, or the same.
I've not tried to install it yet to check the version number---.

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I just downloaded the Avast 4 defs on my XP machine, since I could no longer find a way to download it on my 9x machine. I could get to the page, but there was no way to use any sort of link!

Press the tab button, change your screen resolution, or try a different browser/version.

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The date of the digital signature in File Properties will provide the date of the update file. I just DL'ed the latest update and it's still being updated. I don't know what your issue is with Avast! update webpage. I would try jds' advice.

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Yes indeed Prozactive, Jd's advice was correct. It was my screen resolution!
I like my Icons and visual elements BIG! ..... so that was the problem.




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