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Antivirus in 2015 for vanilla W2k?

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Hello dear friends!

 

I consider putting back a W2k (vanilla, no KernelEx, sorry for that) on my mum's computer because Xp isn't as good, and because a 512MB 1.4GHz PIII runs far better with W2k.

 

Though, this machine must run for years without me nor any significant service nearby, so I consider that an antivirus is necessary.

 

Hence the question: do I find in (soon) 2015 an antivirus with up-to-date virus definitions that runs on W2k vanilla?

 

For instance Avast v7 runs officially on W2k and did a decent job on this machine, but do I still get an install key for a fresh install and definitions updates? Avira maybe, Avg...?

 

Thank you!




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Paid AVG. Once you get a license, you can ask for a downgrade to AVG 9.0... then you install it, upgrade the engine and continue to get definitions updates all right.


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Paid AVG. Once you get a license, you can ask for a downgrade to AVG 9.0... then you install it, upgrade the engine and continue to get definitions updates all right.

You do need service pack 4 + Update Rollup 1 for AVG to work though, so I dunno when they say vanilla if they mean the absolute original or if they at least have SP4 installed.


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Obrigado - thank you - gracias!

 

With vanilla, I mean W2k sp4 r1 plus all official updates more or less. I don't want to install a KernelEx on this machine, because I won't stay near the machine, and worse, other people may "repair" the installation, so it better be standard or nearly.



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Hi.

 

Symantec EndPoint Protection 11.7 (3.5 Gen Security soft) or Norton 2006(1.5 Gen Security soft).

You still can update the Virus definition manually.

 

Obrigado - thank you - gracias!

 

With vanilla, I mean W2k sp4 r1 plus all official updates more or less. I don't want to install a KernelEx on this machine, because I won't stay near the machine, and worse, other people may "repair" the installation, so it better be standard or nearly.

 

I want to know more detail . version and environment and problem contents.

If BWC kernel has some problems I should fix them.

 

Thx


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Nice of you!

 

This would be a standard W2k without extensions, so no worry for BWC kernel.






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