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Recommended Compatible Protection Programs For Win 98se

Q: Recommended Compatible Protection Programs For Win 98se

We know that adaware SE is now defunct and spybot is also on the way out of favouritism; what might members suggest to run on a comp with 98se on it from their use of programs are good antimalaware scanning programs? superantispyware is already on board; strangely I cannot yet find a link to avg antimalaware and I beleive that avg antispyware will NOT run on win 98se ?what might those ON win 98se care to suggest to 'support' superantispyware?

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Preferred Solution: Recommended Compatible Protection Programs For Win 98se

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)


What protection programs are recommended?

I read the sticky. I liked Panada but it deleted cookies without prompting.

I am currently using Microsoft Security essentials.
I currently use NTI ez backup for backing up my system. Had some kinks but worked them out--Works pretty good, don't have to reinstall the whole system if a program mess it up.

I use spybot S&D old version with tea timer on. I think they will require you to go to the new version soon. I know how to use teatimer. I also like the File Shredder feature.

I am wanting free protection programs that gives me the choice of whether to excluded the file, repair, delete, or quarantine it.

I also have an option to install Norton free through my isp. Don't know if it the complete protection or just the virus protection.

A:What protection programs are recommended?

I use Panda, myself. Free Antivirus Download - Panda Cloud Antivirus

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As we know, windows 98SE is facing problems with withdrawal of support for many compatible programs As my original thread on this topic has become completely hijacked I will ask on this new fresh thread for feedback ( and hopefully remain free from repeat hijacking ) If you are running a computer ON windows 98se what protection programs are YOU using and how long do you beleive they will be supported? Mod Edit: Topic moved to more appropriate forum and edited topic description~ TMacK

A:Windows 98se Computers - Which Protection Programs Are You Using?

I have spybot S&D 1.4 on my original windows 98 installation (under XP). I only use it for its tools though no need to scan for viruses. can't get onto that PC. In spybot S&D 1.5 compatibility only gets better! but the program is slower than 1.4. Thats the only AV program I have on my networked ME and 98se as they run through a secure proxy on the XP PC. Avast! Antivirus still supports Windows 95! almost makes me want to find a copy of 95 http://www.avast.com/eng/system-requirements-avast-home.htmlSygate should be a good firewall for it although to get the latest version you have to buy norton internet security but I don't think that supports 98SE so get sygate here: http://filehippo.com/download_sygate_personal_firewall/Various other AV and Firewall Apps for Windows 98 and ME (with 98SE in the gap)Another page, http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qi...01145028AAr8eFdSpybot and Avast should be good on 98 for quite a while.Thats not hijacking your post is it?Hope that helps!

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My virus protection will soon run out and Norton no longer supports this operattin system and I have not found anyone that provides it as of Nov.5, 2010. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks

A:Win 98se virus protection

Possibly ClamWin.

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So my computer has no protection (firewall, virus scanner, etc.). So I was wondering if there was anything good on the web that I could immediately get?

A:Recommended Protection?

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I'm currently using MalwareBytes Anti Malware + Super Anti Spyware + Microsoft Essentials.

What other combinations are you guys using? I haven't updated it for quite some time.

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I'm looking for an USB external drive to backup my win98 system. Any suggestions ? Most that I have looked at are compatible w/ Win98SE.
Please help...I have a feeling my harddrive is due for a dirtnap and I'd like to be prepared before disaster strikes.


A:What external USB hard drives are compatible with win98 (not 98se) ?

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Hi everyone am writting this on my old pentium 2, wonder if anyone could help. I am runing a Charity website for my mum who is doing a world run and could use some help with this.

I tryed to unistall a large bloated bit of software, a dvd editing software bundle, with no unistaller included.

I was using Ashampoo uninstaller software which takes a snapshot of the Registry files and system files before and after installation.

I was using this to try an unistall as I usealy do, and it kept on chrashing as the list of Registry changes was too long or something.

However Ashampoo unistaller has a manual option where you can restore the changes to the registry one folder at a time.

Anyway I don't know what I have done, I may have restored a Reg value twice possibley, because Ashampoo kept chashing thing might have gone a bit funny.

I have not been able to boot, when I try I get this message

While initialising device shell: Windows Protection error
You need to restart your computer.

I have tryed reinstalling windows 89se and still get the same message after it had reinstalled.

I don't understand what this means if anyone has any ideas I would be very grateful.

A:While initialising device shell: Windows Protection error, Win 98se...

Do a clean re-install.

You need to do clean re-install. Don't install over the old operating system. Boot anything that contains formatting utility and format your hard drive. Then install the operating sytem from scratch.

To format your hard drive use Windows 98 or DOS floppy. It would be a goot idea to write a clean master boot recrd (MBR) by running: fdisk /mbr.

Remember when you do clean Windows install you loose all the software and all you files!!! You've been warned!

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I am helping a person clean up there computer its is full of adware and spyware and God knows what allo.

I downloaded and installed IE-SPYAD
Can't get script defender to open
downloaded spybot but haven't got on the internet to update yet
downloaded adwarese can't update yet but ran and caught 486 items and removed them.
It had 180 Search Asst
Virtual Bouncer
Bullseye network in the add/remove programs and also hotbar I got those removed from add/remove programs
I want to get on the internet and update spybot and adware so I can run them both but can'tm I ran HJT and took some obvious ones out such as Search web Zone and
URL search hook there were 3 of them
search assistant
weird on the web
bullseye network
surfside kick
polka polka
virtual bouncer

My problem right now is this
I am now getting an error in normal mode so I can't do anything, it gets to the desktop but when you try to open anything, I mean anything even tried to run sfc but nothint works the error is this

Rundll32 caused a general protection fault in module KRNL386.EXE @ 0001:0000646e Registers

Everything works in safemode but I need to get that error fixed to continue in normal mode can someone help me? Please

A:Windows 98SE- general protection error, can't do anything in normal mode ok in safemo

I did a scanreg /restore and it is running alright now, I will need some help with the hjt log when I get to it again, I am updating adware se and spybot and running them now and then will get a HJT Log and put it up, I hope someone will be willing to help me with it. Thanks

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By enabling the "Default Protection for Recommended Software" in the new EMET 5.5 GP template one will get Microsoft's recommended settings for a good mix of useful  third party software, such as Chrome, FireFox and similar. 
In the case of FireFox, most mitigations are activated when enabling this setting, including EAF and EAF+. 
As several posts to this forum have pointed out, EAF/EAF+ does in some cases have a huge performance impact on certain applications, including FireFox. I have therefore tried to add a entry in the "Application Configuration" for firefox.exe,
with parameters "-EAF -EAF+" in order to disable those two mitigations, leaving the "Default Protection for Recommended Software" untouched.
After a reboot, FireFox does seem a bit more snappy, but the GUI reports that EAF and EAF+ is enabled.
When running a EMET_Conf.exe -list I now have two entries for firefox.exe:

firefox.exe            DEP SEHOP NullPage HeapSpray MandatoryASLR BottomUpASLR LoadLib MemProt Caller SimExecFlow
firefox.exe     *\Mozilla Firefox  DEP SEHOP NullPage HeapSpray EAF EAF+ MandatoryASLR BottomUpASLR LoadLib MemProt Caller
SimExecFlow StackPivot

The EMET GUI reports that EAF/EAF+ is running, but at the same time I'm under the impression that the performance of FireFox is improved. Is there any way (other than the GUI) to verify wh... Read more

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HI, this is yet another computer I've had problems with - I apologize for flooding this forum with questions - I'm serving as the makeshift IT person since I have a wee bit of knowledge in the area - as you can see it's clealry not enough. We've got messages coming up saying: "this application must be installed to run. Please run Setup from the location where you originally installed the application" when we try to run anything from MS Office, I think the CD burning program has also been disabled. Also this computer is not connected to the internet or the network because somehow its information got changed (Still trying to work on correcting that). I suspect it's some kind of virus, but am unable to update the anti-virus software so that I can check on it - on account of not being connected to the internet.

Of note to me is that this logfile looks exceptionally short for the typical HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:51:07 AM, on 6/10/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

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A:programs disabled on win 98SE

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What programs are recommended for keeping your computer clean? Should I have a spyware, adware, virus & malware? I'm tired of putting my computer into the shop 2-3 each year to have it cleaned and figure I should be able to do maintenance at my end. Appreciate the help.


A:What programs are recommended?

Read here on How to tighten your computer's security settings: http://forums.techguy.org/t208517.html

Security Help Tools: http://forums.techguy.org/security/110854-security-help-tools.html

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I have Cyberlink photo director 6. I would like to be able to select a portion of a photo and make it into a new photo. The program does not do that. So, what programs would you recommend that is capable of doing this?

A:Recommended Photo programs

The Paint program that comes with Windows will allow you to crop a photo and "save as" the cropped version with a new file name.

EDIT: I am not familiar with Photodirector 6 but according to page 40 of the user manual, it can also crop photos.


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Delete Unwanted Programs In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\*filetype*\OpenWithLis t

Right. ?

But After Try That. It's No Effect In Open with Window

... I Use Media Player Classic x64 Associate For All Videos Files But.. Windows Media Player Is Blue Background

I Need to Change It.

by Remove Windows Media Player From Recommended Programs Windows

Sorry. My English Is Bad

A:How to Remove Recommended Programs

Hello Gunniz,

The blue background only indicates that you just happen to have that item highlighted/selected in that specific window. If you right click on another item, it would become highlighted in blue instead. It doesn't mean that it's the default program.

You can use the program in the tutorial below to remove a item from being listed in the "Open with" window though.

Open with - Clean Up and Remove Programs

Hope this helps,

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are there any recommend defrag programs, that work 'specifically" for vista. or is windows defrag the best option

A:Recommended defrag programs?

Your question is very subjective. Personally, I use the built in defragger, but infrequently. I am of the school that teaches constant defrags do more harm than good. That being said, here is our list of software that works well with Windows. While looking for defrags you will learn about other great software.


All the programs work equally well with Vista.

There are several defrags mentioned in the above list. The one that is mentioned quite often in the forum, and well liked is this: http://www.piriform.com/defraggler

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Does anyone know if both Zone-alarm pro and Panda Global protection work together or are they compatible? Are they a good combination to have?
Thanks in advance for the input..

A:Are ZoneAlarm and Panda Global Protection Compatible?

I've never used Panda, but a google search shows that Panda Global Protection has it's own firewall. Having 2 firewalls might cause problems, so I wouldn't use Zone-alarm pro. Unless you were planning on disabling PGP's firewall.

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A:How to edit a program name on the recommended programs list?

Thanks for the update.

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I currently have the following set installed:

* AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic
* COMODO Firewall Pro

* SpywareBlaster
* SpywareGuard

* HijackThis
Anything I should get in addition? Or get rid of?
Thanks in advance!

A:Recommended programs (freeware) for reasonable safety?

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I'm after some freeware software to record online music streaming and all of the programs that I have downloaded up to now only record in between 1 to 5 minutes then cease recording. (i need it to be able to record between a 1-1 1/2 hours)

Any recommended?

Thx in advance.

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Note that this is the beta software and comprises ONLY Anti-virus and firewall protection.

McAfee Total Protection suite is now available supporting Windows 7 Beta version 7000 only. If you would like to test our software using Windows7 please uninstall your current MTP suite prior to upgrading to or installing Windows7 then reinstall our software. The MTP suite for Windows7 includes MSC, VirusScan and Personal Firewall only. In addition Maintain Computer and Manage Network are also disabled for this initial MTP Beta with Windows7 Beta version 7000

With the recent update released Feb. 13, you will notice that Maintain Computer and Manage Network features are missing. We are currently verifiying our products to support Windows 7 Beta, and have released a condensed version of our MTP suite with this initiative. Maintain Computer and Manage Network are currently under such verification and will be enabled once complete. If you wish to test running Windows7 Beta, you will need to uninstall your current McAfee Beta products, install or upgrade to Windows7 (uprgrade from Vista only), and then reinstall our condensed suite of MSC, Virus Scan and Personal Firewall only. Products will be enabled as we continue Windows7 supportability verifications.

Beta Products | Home & Home Office | McAfee

Their forum has some posts about it already. x86 seems to be OK and x64 seems to have one or two issues.

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A:McAfee Total Protection Beta Now Windows 7 Compatible

That's wonderful except the fact that McAfee is at the bottom of the list for antivirus softwares. I'll be waiting to see what Trend Micro, Grisoft, and other better software companies reveal for 7 as far as retail products. So far the free version of AVG 8.0 has been performing well after the lock up of 7 with the initial scan when first installed.

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Quick question regarding the paid versions of HitmanPro.Alert and Zemana AL Premium.

Would there be any compatibility issues between running HitmanPro.Alert (Paid) and Zemana AntiLogger 2 Premium with ID Theft enabled?

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Apart from Acronis are there any other imaging programs that work with dynamic disks?
Preferably free from a reputable company


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Hey all,I've checked this site quite a bit in the past for useful malware removal guides and tools, but I am wondering now which ones I will need to download and run regularly. I just reformatted and reinstalled Windows Vista Home on my laptop, and I bought the full version of Kaspersky based on positive reviews (av-comparatives.org gave it an excellent rating). In addition to the full Kaspersky Internet Security program, I am curious as to what others would recommend I have on my computer just in case and what I should run regularly (scans, etc.). I understand that Kaspersky is fairly comprehensive, and that I shouldn't need to run so much anti-malware software at once, but I am looking for the best feasible security setup, due to the ever rising problem of rogues (they make me downright paranoid).What I have:Kaspersky Internet Security 2010Adblock and Noscript extensions for FirefoxWindows Security Center is in the green (Firewall up, UAC on, etc.)What I am considering:Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware (free or full version?)Spybot - Search & Destroy (incompatible with Kaspersky?)Ad-Aware (free or full version?)Additional firewall?Any other suggestions/ recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

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Hi, I have a trojan horse which AVG can't heal or place in the virus vault, located in the c:/programs/winad client folder and I am not sure if I should try to delete the c:/programs/winad client folder, which contains the trojan horse, because it appears to be an installed program that needs to be gotten rid of via uninstalling; the program shows as available under the control panel's ad/remove programs, but when I try to remove it, AVG free asks me if I want to enable access [and I don't want to say yes for fear of it setting the trojan horse in motion. So when I say no, the program won't uninstall.] I did run Adaware as well as Spybot, the most recent, up-to-date versions, and fixed whatever came up, and have now run HJT, so here is my log-file, if anyone can help, it is much appreciated. Thanks! :)

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 12:59:32 PM, on 9/13/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

A:Trojan horse found in windows '98SE c:programs/winad client - can not heal or vault

Hi, I posted this yesterday, early, and now, a day and a half later, I am looking for a response. If anyone knows how I can get rid of the trojan horse on my system, please view my logfiles and assist, thank you so much! :)

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Hi. This is in followup to my other post here.
where I needed a password to get into MS Windows 2000 Professional (based on Windows NT 4.0). Well before I was able to crack into Win2000, I installed an operating system from my Windows 98se CD. Now the computer seems to be setup with a "dual boot" at startup.
I was using Win98se for a bit, and have things such as MS Office, files, IE Favorites, and other stuff loaded & saved to the Win98se desktop / programs / My Documents.

I would like to get rid of the dual boot and Win98se operating system. I guess this would seem logical to most people reading this. How do I do this?

Also, is there a way that I can keep everything saved from the Win98se desktop / programs / My Documents / IE Favorites, etc?

Please let me know. Thanks.

A:Win 2000 / 98se dual boot - like to get rid of 98se

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I cannot get anywhere trying to find information on the MSN web sight, seems it must be for tec's only, I am trying to find out if I can use my Microsoft home publishing suite 2000 (as well as print perfect from COSMI) on my new computer? I had them for Win98, and have wennt to XT home edition. How do you find out what old programs can be used?

A:98/XP compatible programs

I'm running 'works2000' which has home publishing in it on an XP pro machine and never experienced any problems with it.

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I have the 32 bit edition of windows xp. I always have had it, and it is the same copy I installed before as well. The problem is that AVG antispyware claims I have a 64-bit edition of Windows(another progam that used to work has an error, I can reproduce it if you want.. not sure if it is the same issue).

AVG antispyware used to work just fine on my computer..


Windows XP Home Edition SP2
Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz, 3.19GHz

A:Programs not compatible with 64-bit(have 32 bit)

have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling

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I upgraded to win 7 64bit. and now some of my programs won't load due to compatibility issues. Can it be fixed?

A:Programs not compatible


You could check online at the programs' website to see if they have an updated compatible version that you could download and install instead.

If not, then you could see if using compatibility mode on the programs may help.

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Help me!!! I would very much like to upgrade my laptop operating system from win7 to win10. I have no tried three times, but everytime I am told to remove HP ProtectTools Security Manager. But when follow the instructions, I am told that; "Following products is depending on HP ProtectTools Security Manager:Embedded Security for HP ProtectToolsFile Sanitizeer for HP ProtectToolsTheft Recovery You need to uninstall these before you uninstall HP ProtectTools Security Manager" I am sort of stuck here! What the f... am I supposed to do now!?!?I really do not understand how on earth HP and/or Microsoft haven't addressed this problem, and then posted a "how to" to those of us who are NOT computer geeks (no offense!). Could someone please help me???

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Bought a new laptop and been having problems with bsod every day, which came up as Driver IRQL not less or equal and further down, tcpip.sys. I left it at the sellers for a check-up and they could find no problems but will be restoring it to default. My question is what programs are safe to install when I get it back? The only programs I had installed on it were PC Tools Spyware Doctor, Norton and Microsoft Office (also normal applications like lastfm and spotify.) Are any of these known to be incompatible with Windows 7? Some forums have been saying bad things about PC Tools, some about Norton, and recommend Microsoft Security Essentials. Can anyone give any input about what programs are better/worse or proven to make the system unstable? Would be much appreciated //Anna

A:programs compatible with windows 7?

The error was most likely caused by out of date drivers (more than likely vista drivers) being loaded on the system. We see that here several times a day if not more. Many of the bsod problems in win 7 are either over zealous security programs, or bad drivers. The remaining few generally being caused by bad hard ware. The techs at the seller are rarely properly qualified to diagnose these issues. The people that are get higher paying jobs in the IT sector.

Anyhow if the problem occurs after you get it back you can follow the bsod posting instructions here http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

and let the bsod troubleshooters here have a crack at helping you with it.

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I just got 7 64 bit... my first 64 bit OS, for good reason i guess... I noticed VLC does not exist for it, and Java (at least for browsers such as opera) does not work. I wish i had known this so i could have tried 32 bit instead. What else won't work?

A:64 bit- lack of compatible programs??

Gom and KMP work fine for me in x64, haven't tried VLC yet. X64 systems still run x32 ones.

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Hello- I'm new to this site- really like it though- I hope I can learn alot and help others too but first off-

I have asked this on Yahoo! Answers but it's not quite as good:

Anyways I am running Windows Vista on a fairly new computer, and I'm curious if the following programs that I have installed are good, will keep me safe etc:

Anti-virus- AVG 7.5 Free
Anti-Spyware - Ad-Aware 2007, AVG Anti-Spyware Free, and Spybot Search and Destroy (and Defender)
Firewall- Zone Alarms free firewall (and Microsoft's firewall)

I do scans, and make sure that they are all updated...

Am I fairly safe- or are there other protections that I'm not covering with the above programs?

Thanks- yeah I'm paranoid about my computers safety lol

A:Are the following programs enough protection??

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Does anyone know anything about ParetoLogic Privacy Controlsand RegCure?

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Currently installed Norton, Malwarebytes premium, and Tuneup 360. How much overlap? Should I drop Tuneup 360?

A:do I need all 3 of these protection programs?

In My opinion, Norton is garbage, Malwarebytes yes, keep it, get the Pro version if possible.

What is Tuneup 360 ? Sounds like garbage and not needed for windows 7.

MSE and MBAM are all you need.

You do not need any tuneup programs for windows 7.

The only other program I and a lot here recommend is Ccleaner.

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Currently installed Norton, Malwarebytes premium, and Tuneup 360. How much overlap? Should I drop Tuneup 360?

A:do I need all 3 of these protection programs?

In My opinion, Norton is garbage, Malwarebytes yes, keep it, get the Pro version if possible.

What is Tuneup 360 ? Sounds like garbage and not needed for windows 7.

MSE and MBAM are all you need.

You do not need any tuneup programs for windows 7.

The only other program I and a lot here recommend is Ccleaner.

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I would like recommendations for a good set of program(s) that will protect my computer from viruses, spyware, identity, malware, etc., yet not tax my system / be too expensive. What is your best recommendation? I currently use Avast free (and Advanced Care by Iobit).


P.S. Has anyone used the Comcast Constant Guard Suite?

A:Programs for Protection?

MalwareBytes: http://www.malwarebytes.org/

SuperAntispyware: http://www.superantispyware.com/

Spyware Blaster: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

These are all free.

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My baby runs on Windows XP now, but I remember when I had (was stuck with) Win95, and it had a delightful telephony/fax program called "Aptiva Communications Center". Being on an extremely tight income, would anyone know of a similar freeware package that's compatible to the Canada/U.S. telephone system?

The old IBM is long gone & I tried to transfer the file to my baby (WinXP) but it's like the ol' square-peg-in-round-hole thingy.

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The program that I want to uninstall is not compatible with vista and is not listed on the program files therefore I cannot remove it. I have tried system restore to a point before installation but this is coming up with an error so will not restore. Is there any other way? The software I want to remove was for the HP psc 2100 printer.

A:Uninstalling Programs Not Compatible With Vista

Is it an HP PSC 2100 or some other 2100 model? Looks like there are 2105 through 2179 series printers. You need the exact model number. It looks like there are Vista drivers for all of the 2100 series drivers listed. Try http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/prodTop...;cc=us&dlc= and see if it has a compatible driver.

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To start, I did a system reboot which completely wiped everything out. When I got my computer back up and running I attempted to reinstall all of my programs such as Office, Norton and my printer, however, I keep getting the same message with each program I attempt to install "this product is not compatible with this version of windows" paraphrased. I used my recovery disk to install, i've entered in the product key several times and it still will not work. attatched are screen shots of the messages I have been getting when trying to install programs. What can I do to get everything back up and running without having to do a full reboot again?

make: HP

A:Windows Activation (programs not compatible)

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Im thinking about making the jump...... Still not ready but anyway. Here is the question.

Are these programs working good with vista?

AVG antivirus free version
Comodo Firewall
Spybot SD
Google Earth

Thats a few that im worried about not working good with vista? Any word if they are working good with vista?

I know some games are working and some are not which is mainly drivers issues of video cards


A:Question. Vista compatible programs?

Hi, before worring too much about programs have you checked out the Vista update advisor download?http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/...mg_id=10008VHb1The programs you have mentioned that work ok on my machine are AVG,FireFox,Google Earth the rest I dont know. As for games be warned some games do not like Vista and run a lot slower under Vista.

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Since purchasing my computer a year ago I have used Webroot Spysweeper and Windows Live One Care and they are both ready to expire. My financial situation has changed and I really do not want to spend $100.00 on renewing these programs- do I need them or could I use something free out there? I have a wireless router and am the only one using my computer. Thanks!!!

A:Protection Programs need renewal- do I really need them?

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Is there anything wrong with running two virus protection programs at once? I have both Norton's Anti Virus and AVG Free Edition running on my machine (XP Home). My theory is that two virus protection programs running is better than one just in case one doesn't start up correctly or if one program misses something, hopefully the other would pick it up.
I noticed on a few occasions Norton's E-mail Scan did start correctly.

A:Is 2 virus protection programs better than 1?

it's not neccessarily a bad thing. They may conflict on some things. I had those both on for a short while, with no problems myself. But I got rid of Norton. It's a memory hog. And AVG found everything norton would and more. I would just keep the AVG. If you think you may have a virus that AVG isn't catching, you can always use the online scans of norton, Trendmicro, and others.

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Hi, I have on my Vista computer the following Anti Virus programs: Avast, Malwarebytes, Super Antispyware and Spybot search and destroy, I scan my computer with all of them from time to time (and also recently downloaded and used AdwCleaner and Temporary file cleaner). All of the above programs are the free version. I also have an internet filter called Blue Coat K9 Web Protection. Additionally, before I download any program from the internet, I first run the site URL through sites like Virustotal, avgthreatlabs, siteadvisor, urlvoid and Norton safeweb. And then I scan the downloaded executable or installer with Avast, Malwarebytes and Super Antispyware.

I also have Ccleaner, and I use the "File cleaner" feature every so often, though the "Registry fixer" feature I only use to scan and see what issues they detect in my registry, but I won't delete any of them most of the time, the only exception being registry keys in the list that I carefully look at and deem safe to delete, for instance those belonging to obsolete uninstalled software.

My question is, is what I have (and do) enough for properly securing my computer? Is it perhaps too many programs?

Thank you for your advice and suggestions in advance!

A:What AV programs are good protection?

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Hi Everyone,
First, thank you for all you do for people like me who need your help.  You're priceless!
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Hokay, I'm looking to make sure I'm doing everything I need to be doing.  I currently run the following programs:
Some of those are disabled...they tend to make a real mess if certain aspects are running all at once.  MY QUESTION:
Is this a good mix of free PC protection to have?  Can anyone... Read more

A:Best Free Protection Programs, Etc...

You could get rid of Spybot, it's not that it doesn't work but it is out-dated and very slow in operation. The rest of your protection list is fine, so long as you are aware that CCleaner is not protection software !  CCleaner is a tool for getting rid of those temporary files that keep building up, and it is very good at it. Just DON'T use it as a registry cleaner. The party line on BC is leave your registry strictly alone !
The most likely cause of jerky streamed video is an internet connection that is too slow. If you don't have any other means of checking your internet performance try www.speedtest.net, particularly if you check it over a period of time. I don't know what the practical lower limit is for video over the internet, it depends on the quality of the video you are watching. But when our connection was running at 2Mbps my wife was getting some stuttering watching catch-up TV, but with it now fixed and at 10Mbps, we have watched two different TV feeds at the same time without visible stuttering or spooling.
Chris Cosgrove

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Hi I was wondering if anyone uses


Anyway I have just heard of these today. I have heard of cwshredder before and saw it was on trendmicro and immediately downloaded to check. There was nothing. But there was a link in the CWShredder program to a spyware check and that lead to spyware-scan by trendmicro. I DL'ed that program, and stopped it after a bit of scanning. However, it detected this:
[This is the log file it produced on my desktop]
Started Scanning
Internet Cookies
Programs in Memory
Windows Registry
Found '' in 'Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\{30D02401-6A81-11D0-8274-00C04FD5AE38}'
Internet URL Shortcuts
Files and Directories
Started Backup
Finished Backup
Started Cleaning
Finished Cleaning
Started Scanning
Internet Cookies
Programs in Memory
Windows Registry
Started Scanning
Internet Cookies
Programs in Memory
Windows Registry
Internet URL Shortcuts
Files and Directories
Started Scanning
Internet Cookies
Programs in Memory
Windows Registry
Internet URL Shortcuts
Files and Directories

I cleaned it, and most likely aren't going to restore it. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with these programs or heard of this malware? (Also something very interesting. Spyware-scan detected the thing above as a coolwebsearch thing.)

Any help?

A:CoolWebSearch and Protection programs

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Hi, I have a few protection programs installed in my computer. I have NOD32, spyware terminator, AVG anti-spyware, and spybot. I think NOD32 overlaps antivirus with AVG. I kept realtime protection off for all but NOD32 antivirus. I was wondering if I need anything else besides a spyware. Which ones do I keep? Which ones might conflict? I want to conserve computer resources.

Also, I use firefox browser with Adblock plus plugin, I have a router that provides limited firewall. I also Peerguardian and Protowall installed which loads blacklists to block known bad IPs. I need both programs for different lists. On top of that, I have comodo firewall, which I feel like I dont need. DO I? I disabled the application monitor because I have never had an issue with trojans and viruses and because I'm conditioned to accept every warning box I so it does me to good to have the window up. With the application monitor gone, all I have left is the network monitor which is just duplicating the work done by the router.

Explain the options please. My goal is to just have the NOD32, a spyware checker, the IP filters, and the router firewall. Why have more?

A:I have multiple protection programs, which ones do I keep?

I can parrot that only one anti-virus should be active at a time. NOD32 has been given high marks here at TSG. Also, a software firewall is recommended along with a router. I use the free ZoneAlarm. Others have received recommendations, too.


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