Windows 98 antivirus install

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  1. FordRanger1999

    FordRanger1999 New Member

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    Hi everyone. I have an old desktop running win98 that isn't able to connect to the internet (not hooked up). As far as I know there isn't an antivirus on it so before I hook it up I wanted to put something on there. Can I download the antivirus onto my laptop, transfer it over via thumb-drive and install it on to the desktop like that? thanks
     
  2. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    You won't find much that still support 98. In fact you won't find any web browsers that support 98 anymore. What are you gonna be using the system for?
     
  3. FordRanger1999

    FordRanger1999 New Member

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    I have Test Drive 5 installed on there so I mostly use it for that but I would just use it for general browsing if there was a browser that would support it. :)
     
  4. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    I wouldn't bother unless you had a very specific proxy/IPS setup that filtered out website responses.

    As above, nothing supports 98 anymore and most sites use HTTPS, you won't be able to load anything that has any degree of vaguely new cipher suite (I think IE tops out at like SSL2.0 on that) so the sites will fail to load.
     
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  5. FordRanger1999

    FordRanger1999 New Member

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    So theoretically if there was a browser that was supported I would only be able to use http sites? and what do you mean by proxy/IPS
     
  6. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Honestly if you have to ask its not something you want to mess with.

    Use it for the game. You can browse the internet on almost any device anymore, why hassle?
     
  7. FordRanger1999

    FordRanger1999 New Member

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    ok sounds good. thanks
     

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