robotman5

Good Firewall/Antivirus for Win98?

19 posts in this topic

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).

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i was hoping for free software...

There is a free version but it is limited.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

all free stuff:

http://www.oldversion.com/windows/tiny-personal-firewall-2-0-9

Tiny Personal Firewall 2.0.9

http://www.clamwin.com/

ClamWin Antivirus

http://www.sac.sk/files.php?d=1&l=F

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
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

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

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Joe.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?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
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.