Need a FREE for Anti-Virus program, please........


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casey.o

I'm not going to even try to fix that f**ked up computer because
everything has gone crazy on it, Now it keeps telling me Net Framework
is broken, so I am uninstalling that too. But I want to be able to scan
my laptop and maybe my install of Win2K. If I cant find one that runs
on 2K, I'll just restore my backup of it to be sure it's safe. But I
still want to scan the XP laptop and scan all the files that are stored
on the screwed up computer (which I have now moved to another HDD and
unplugged it). I'll be formatting the entire HDD soon.

I'll go to a WIFI and Download something. I looked at Kapersky and it's
a paid program. Sure, it has a 30 day free trial, but I dont want to
have to change it again in 30 days, and I may go to a computer shop and
have them burn it to a CD for me.

I'm looking on OLDAPPS.com which is a site I trust, and they usually
have the latest versions too. I'm only seeing Avast, Avira, and AVG.
I used to run Avast on Win98 until it would no longer update on 98. I
recall trying AVG some years ago, and cant recall what happened. I have
never tried Avira.

I want something that is reasonable enough size to download, preferably
will also scan Win2000 (but not required), and if at all possible, has a
means to download the update "scan files" from ANOTHER COMPUTER, so I
dont have to do it on dialup. And it must be free.

The other files on that site are more of the spyware removal types,
whhich I already have Spybot and Hijack This.

I'd appreciate any suggestions and comments. Once I get something to
scan my other computers, I promise not to be a pest on this newsgroup
anymore. Once I format the harddrive on the infected computer, I will
NOT be reinstalling XP. It's going to be my Linux (and other
alternatives to Windows) test machine from now on. I really dont need
XP except on my laptop, and eventually I hope to replace that with an
alternative too. From now on, the only Windows OSs I'll be using are
Win98 and Win2000 on my home computers. I've had it with XP and dont
like it or want top mess with it anymore.
 
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CapraIbex

I'm not going to even try to fix that f**ked up computer because
everything has gone crazy on it, Now it keeps telling me Net Framework
is broken, so I am uninstalling that too. But I want to be able to scan
my laptop and maybe my install of Win2K. If I cant find one that runs
on 2K, I'll just restore my backup of it to be sure it's safe. But I
still want to scan the XP laptop and scan all the files that are stored
on the screwed up computer (which I have now moved to another HDD and
unplugged it). I'll be formatting the entire HDD soon.

I'll go to a WIFI and Download something. I looked at Kapersky and it's
a paid program. Sure, it has a 30 day free trial, but I dont want to
have to change it again in 30 days, and I may go to a computer shop and
have them burn it to a CD for me.

I'm looking on OLDAPPS.com which is a site I trust, and they usually
have the latest versions too. I'm only seeing Avast, Avira, and AVG.
I used to run Avast on Win98 until it would no longer update on 98. I
recall trying AVG some years ago, and cant recall what happened. I have
never tried Avira.

I want something that is reasonable enough size to download, preferably
will also scan Win2000 (but not required), and if at all possible, has a
means to download the update "scan files" from ANOTHER COMPUTER, so I
dont have to do it on dialup. And it must be free.

The other files on that site are more of the spyware removal types,
whhich I already have Spybot and Hijack This.

I'd appreciate any suggestions and comments. Once I get something to
scan my other computers, I promise not to be a pest on this newsgroup
anymore. Once I format the harddrive on the infected computer, I will
NOT be reinstalling XP. It's going to be my Linux (and other
alternatives to Windows) test machine from now on. I really dont need
XP except on my laptop, and eventually I hope to replace that with an
alternative too. From now on, the only Windows OSs I'll be using are
Win98 and Win2000 on my home computers. I've had it with XP and dont
like it or want top mess with it anymore.

David H. Lipman's Multi-AV Scanning Tool would suit your purpose.
http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk/

"The Multi-AV Scanning Tool is a software utility that provides multiple
anti malware command line scanners to find or detect malware as well as
remove it from your computer."
 
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Paul

I'm not going to even try to fix that f**ked up computer because
everything has gone crazy on it, Now it keeps telling me Net Framework
is broken, so I am uninstalling that too. But I want to be able to scan
my laptop and maybe my install of Win2K. If I cant find one that runs
on 2K, I'll just restore my backup of it to be sure it's safe. But I
still want to scan the XP laptop and scan all the files that are stored
on the screwed up computer (which I have now moved to another HDD and
unplugged it). I'll be formatting the entire HDD soon.

I'll go to a WIFI and Download something. I looked at Kapersky and it's
a paid program. Sure, it has a 30 day free trial, but I dont want to
have to change it again in 30 days, and I may go to a computer shop and
have them burn it to a CD for me.

I'm looking on OLDAPPS.com which is a site I trust, and they usually
have the latest versions too. I'm only seeing Avast, Avira, and AVG.
I used to run Avast on Win98 until it would no longer update on 98. I
recall trying AVG some years ago, and cant recall what happened. I have
never tried Avira.

I want something that is reasonable enough size to download, preferably
will also scan Win2000 (but not required), and if at all possible, has a
means to download the update "scan files" from ANOTHER COMPUTER, so I
dont have to do it on dialup. And it must be free.

The other files on that site are more of the spyware removal types,
whhich I already have Spybot and Hijack This.

I'd appreciate any suggestions and comments. Once I get something to
scan my other computers, I promise not to be a pest on this newsgroup
anymore. Once I format the harddrive on the infected computer, I will
NOT be reinstalling XP. It's going to be my Linux (and other
alternatives to Windows) test machine from now on. I really dont need
XP except on my laptop, and eventually I hope to replace that with an
alternative too. From now on, the only Windows OSs I'll be using are
Win98 and Win2000 on my home computers. I've had it with XP and dont
like it or want top mess with it anymore.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_antivirus_software

"Avast vs AVG vs Avira"

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20130312013434AAaIZDK

I don't think there is any way to avoid tedious definitions updates.
The rate of expansion of the "AV Universe", means a guy on
dialup is going to suffer, no matter what.

HTH,
Paul
 
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Bob F

I'm not going to even try to fix that f**ked up computer because
everything has gone crazy on it, Now it keeps telling me Net
Framework is broken, so I am uninstalling that too. But I want to be
able to scan my laptop and maybe my install of Win2K. If I cant find
one that runs on 2K, I'll just restore my backup of it to be sure
it's safe. But I still want to scan the XP laptop and scan all the
files that are stored on the screwed up computer (which I have now
moved to another HDD and unplugged it). I'll be formatting the
entire HDD soon.

I'll go to a WIFI and Download something. I looked at Kapersky and
it's a paid program. Sure, it has a 30 day free trial, but I dont
want to have to change it again in 30 days, and I may go to a
computer shop and have them burn it to a CD for me.

I'm looking on OLDAPPS.com which is a site I trust, and they usually
have the latest versions too. I'm only seeing Avast, Avira, and AVG.
I used to run Avast on Win98 until it would no longer update on 98. I
recall trying AVG some years ago, and cant recall what happened. I
have never tried Avira.
I used to use AVG, but have switched to Avira. AVG seemed to be slowing the PC
down more. All three seem to be well regarded.
 
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~BD~

CapraIbex said:
Thanks, but I really don't have any questions about Multi-AV :)

Multi-AV could be putting malware *ON* to your computer.

Think about THAT! ;-)

How would you know?!!!
 
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~BD~

CapraIbex said:
A well respected and knowledgeable authority in relation to computer
security, spy-ware and anti-virus issues.

Respected by whom?

The WHITE hats or the BLACK hats?

There absolutely no way a fellow like you could ever know! (for sure!)
 

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