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Security Software For Windows 98 (Second Edition)

 
 
Montana
 
Reply Wed 22 Mar, 2006 12:09 am
I gave my son my old computer, but he has no security protection what so ever, so I would like to know how I can secure his system without him having to spend a small fortune doing it.
I know he can download a bunch of free stuff like Spybot, Ad-Aware, and the Beta thing which I have links too.
I also know he can download a decent free firewall, although I don't know where to go for that.
My main concern is him getting some Anti Virus stuff in there and I don't know if there are any free ones out there that are worth getting.
If there is a good free one, I'd appreciate it very much if someone could give me a link.
If not, can you suggest one he can buy that won't break his wallet? I'm hearing great things about McAfee (which I have for my puter), but have no clue as to the cost.

Thanks a bunch :-D
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Wed 22 Mar, 2006 12:11 am
AVG is a free antivirus program
www.grisoft.com

Symantec Internet Security, which includes virus protection would run about a hundred bucks, CDN.
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Montana
 
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Reply Wed 22 Mar, 2006 12:14 am
Have you tried it? Is it any good? My son is a health 18 year old "Boy" who may linger in dark places loaded with viruses ;-)
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Montana
 
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Reply Wed 22 Mar, 2006 12:15 am
Thanks Intrepid :-D I'll look into those.
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Wed 22 Mar, 2006 12:16 am
I use Symantec stuff. However, I have tried AVG on my Win 98 laptop and find it to be a good program. I have recommended it to friends who use it. Free updated virus definition files are readily available.
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Montana
 
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Reply Wed 22 Mar, 2006 12:19 am
Awesome! I'm glad to hear it. He hates parting with his money for stuff he doesn't think is important (like this) and since I know how important it is, it's nice to know that I can get something free to put on there for him.

Thanks again, Intrepid. You've been a great help :-D
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Chumly
 
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Reply Wed 22 Mar, 2006 01:14 am
Avast! anti-virus is free, it kicks Symantec's ass.
Also download both Spybot & Ad-Aware (both free and do a good job of overlapping spyware protection) and you're golden.
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Montana
 
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Reply Wed 22 Mar, 2006 01:24 am
Okie Dokie. I'll be checking these out before I do anything, which will be Thursday.
Already have the links for Spybot & Ad-Aware, so I'm looking into Anti-Virus and Firewall freeware.

Much appreciated, chumly :-D
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