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A new free version is available. It is around an 80MB download. It is now
called Avira Free Antivirus instead of Avira AntiVir Personal.
That's all I know about.
Just a notification, not a recommendation.
Buffalo



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Buffalo wrote:
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Does not install on my Win2000ProSP4 system.
Error is "presetup.exe is not a valid win32 application."
Still looking for the System Requirements.

Go figure.
Buffalo
PS: You would think that the OS requirements would be very visible.  :(



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Buffalo wrote:
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Not being a valid win32 application should apply to all OSes that
support win32 applications. Perhaps you have a corrupted file?

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FromTheRafters wrote:
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I just looked up the minimm OS requirements for the 'paid' version and it
was XP.
Amazes me that they don't emphasize their System requirements.
Buffalo



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It's sad that they aren't including W2K, quite possibly the most stable
MS OS ever. There are still quite a few in use out there.


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Window$ 2000 is no longer a supported Micro$oft product. WinXP's support
would be discontinued soon.

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Man-wai Chang wrote:
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I know, but that's no excuse for an AV vendor to abandon a still fairly
widely used software platform.

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The job requires a real-time virus scanner as well as updates to the OS.

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Buffalo wrote:
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Just found the system requirements under a 'support' option.
"4. Updated System Requirements

Windows XP SP3 (32 bit),

Windows XP SP2 (64 bit)

Windows Vista SP1 (32 bit and 64 bit)

Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)

Support for Windows 2000 has been cancelled.

RAM:

Min. 512 MB RAM (Windows XP)

Min. 1024 MB RAM (Windows Vista, Windows 7)

HDD:

Min. 150 MB (additional temporary and quarantine space needed)"



Buffalo



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"Buffalo" wrote:

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That's a corrupt exe.

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It may still work on W2k even though it says min. req. is XP.



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Ant wrote:
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According to at least one site I visited (computerhope) that error
message can mean things other than what the wording would indicate.

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000726.htm

It certainly wouldn't be the only time an error message's wording was
erroneous. :o)



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"FromTheRafters" wrote:

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Yes, but I don't buy it for W2k (apart from a PE not being for Win32).

Let's address their reasons:

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Only corrupt. A missing file gives a different message.

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Yes, it could be that; a PE designed for Win64 or a different OS.
If not a PE but a DOS executable, then I've never seen this message
You might now get it on 64 bit systems which no longer support DOS
but we're talking W2k.

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In other words it has an exe extension but isn't. Effectively corrupt.
They say an AV program might be preventing it from loading and causing
this message. I don't buy it.

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WTF? They talk about incorrect cdrom drivers. You'd have noticed that
by now with other stuff.



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Ant wrote:
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It would be nice if it would work under Win2K.
"4. Updated System Requirements

Windows XP SP3 (32 bit),

Windows XP SP2 (64 bit)

Windows Vista SP1 (32 bit and 64 bit)

Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)

Support for Windows 2000 has been cancelled.

RAM:

Min. 512 MB RAM (Windows XP)

Min. 1024 MB RAM (Windows Vista, Windows 7)

HDD:

Min. 150 MB (additional temporary and quarantine space needed)"

Buffalo



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So are there still any free AV programs for win2000?

Any non-free?

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On Sat, 22 Oct 2011 18:55:47 -0400 micky wrote:

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Avast.
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On Sat, 22 Oct 2011 18:37:38 -0500, Ernie B.

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Thanks.   Only one choice makes it simple.

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On Sat, 22 Oct 2011 21:35:41 -0400 micky wrote:

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YW.  There may be others but Avast is the one I've used for several years.
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On 10/13/2011 18:31, Buffalo wrote:
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If that ASK toolbar nonsense is still a part of Avira,
I'll pass. I liked Avira before that crap came along.
I'm getting by okay with MSSE.

GrtArtiste


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It is but at installation time yo can Opt-Out of installation and it will not
ask again.


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Avira Free Antivirus appeared on 2011-10-04.
First version was 12.0.0.849, followed by versions 851 and now 855.
http://www.avira.com/en/support-download-avira-free-antivirus

In a previous version of Avira I refused to accept the offer from Ask
and Ask has not returned in the newer versions.

Previous version of Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus:
http://www.avira.com/en/support-download-free-antivirus

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