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Greetings to all.  I would appreciate recommendations for a free antivirus
program to install on my laptop.  The operating system is W2K, SP4.  The
laptop only has 64MB memory and is used mostly for e-mail.

Thanks,
Newby



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| Greetings to all.  I would appreciate recommendations for a free antivirus
| program to install on my laptop.  The operating system is W2K, SP4.  The
| laptop only has 64MB memory and is used mostly for e-mail.
|
| Thanks,
| Newby
|

I strongly suggest adding RAM.  That is the minimal amount for the OS but once
you run an
application it is insufficient.  Even for email.

AntiVir -
http://www.free-av.com/ - FREE

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



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David H. Lipman wrote:
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My sister has a printer on her desktop computer, which I needed to use
on a recent visit with  my family back home. She had XP Home running on
the machine. When I turned the machine on and it booted, it took about 5
minutes for it to even get to desktop as it struggled.

I told her this thing is dead slow and taking forever to get to the
desktop and you must have some kind of virus that's got it this slow.

After taking a look around, I come to find out the machine only had
128mb of ram. I told her about www.crucial.com and she ordered 256mb of
ram along and has 384mb total now and the machine is lighting fast
according to her.

I can only imagine how slow that laptop must be running Win 2K with 64mb.

Duane :)

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I tried crucial dot com; they didn't have any memory to fit.  Now back to my
original question re: recommendations for a free anti-virus.  David offered
one which I shall check into.  Any others?

Thanks.



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It's not as simple as you seem to believe. You need more RAM. Period!
It's a wonder you can run your operating system with only 64 meg. You
can't expect to run modern applications of any kind on your laptop.

If you were a experienced user and not a newby, I'd suggest a good
on-demand av scanner such as the ones for KAVDOS32 I have available
at my web site. But you have to know what you're doing. You have to
learn "safe hex". Newbys require having a antivirus running in the
background. It's called realtime scanning. And you can't expect to
have one running (or anything running) in the background of your
PC. So the bottom line is as I said. You need more RAM.

Art
http://home.epix.net/~artnpeg

 

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They also have Tech Support you can call and maybe they can recommend
something to you, as you need more ram on the machine to run the NT based
O/S.

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I suggest you go with what he said I am a NOD32 man, which is one of the
bests but it's not free.

There is AVG I think that's free but I have never used it.

Duane :)



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Newby wrote:

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None that will not drive you nuts.

I'd drop back to Win98SE, strip the extra junk, and find an anti virus
for that. (Switching hard drives is pretty easy, and the one in your
computer is probably due, that allows you to put the laptop back the way
is was without having to reload your computer.)

An obscure, Windows software suite is less vulnerable to a mass virus,
and probably more vulnerable to a hacker's personal attention. Keep that
distinction in mind, if this part of the thread turns that way.

This is a really fun site, if you have the bandwidth <G>:

http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/2006/PL2006INTERNET.php

Alternatively, playing with the various free operating systems can be
fun. Lots of people have old computers they don't want to discard, so
they try to write an OS to keep using it. They also share a distaste for
bloat, responsible for a lot of slow down, and write or help develop
what they regard as bloat free software.

Linux and the *BSDs are also possibilities, but their problem is that
you have to be an expert to tell what you can safely discard so you can
get the OS down to a reasonable size. You know how Windows has
"edit.com"? One editor. Linux had at least 6 of that sort, last I
bothered to look. All Linux and BSD is like that, and it takes a bit of
knowing to know you can ignore the fervent argument between a bunch of
posters over which alternative is "vital" and get on with the install.

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| My sister has a printer on her desktop computer, which I needed to use
| on a recent visit with  my family back home. She had XP Home running on
| the machine. When I turned the machine on and it booted, it took about 5
| minutes for it to even get to desktop as it struggled.
|
| I told her this thing is dead slow and taking forever to get to the
| desktop and you must have some kind of virus that's got it this slow.
|
| After taking a look around, I come to find out the machine only had
| 128mb of ram. I told her about www.crucial.com and she ordered 256mb of
| ram along and has 384mb total now and the machine is lighting fast
| according to her.
|
| I can only imagine how slow that laptop must be running Win 2K with 64mb.
|
| Duane :)

As the OS and software components are loading the OS has to swap in and out of
virtual RAM
so often that it really slows down the boot process dramatically.  On a notebook
where you
traditionally have slower hard disks, than desktop platforms, such a slowdown is
even more
notable.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



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The maximum memory for this computer is 160MB which includes 32 on the
mother board and a 128 EDO mem. stick.

If I could buy more mem. at a good price (for me), I would.  This laptop
does what I want it to do even without the extra memory.

Newby



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|
| The maximum memory for this computer is 160MB which includes 32 on the
| mother board and a 128 EDO mem. stick.
|
| If I could buy more mem. at a good price (for me), I would.  This laptop
| does what I want it to do even without the extra memory.
|
| Newby
|

It sounds like it was NOT designed for a NT Based OS but for Win9x/ME.
Must also have a PII CPU or less :-)

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



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Newby wrote:
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Don't you love people going on about your specs?  Windows 2000 and
email will run just fine on 64meg (which is was designed to do) and if
it runs fine for you, then that's all that matters.

Shock, horror, I use a PII 400mhz laptop with XP and Office 2003 in
128meg, even takes a wireless card and runs Firefox fine.  If you
accept that its performance isn't going to set the World on fire, then
there are no problems.

To answer your question, I use AVG on it, get it at
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/lng/us/tpl/v5 not the best AV, but it's
free.  If I was to pay for AV it would be NOD32.

Hope that helps.


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Finally, someone who understands.

It did help, thanks.

There are too many people who only see things from their frame of reference
and want to impress everyone with how much they know.  To heck with the
original question, here's my answer, "your machine is too slow".

You are right, I know the limitations of the machine and am willing to
accept them.

Thanks for the AVG suggestion.

Newby



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Newby wrote:
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Absolute nonsense you're speaking here.
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Then accept them and stop crying about it.

You should have never posted the specs then and just asked for a free AV.

Duane

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The
reference

I accepted them when I started using the machine.



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Duane Arnold wrote:

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Without knowing the specification of the hardware, how would one know
what to recommend?  There may be free AV software that is inappropriate
for a 64meg machine, therefore it is common sense to post the spec.

I fail to see the issue with running an Operating System, written to
run on 64meg, actually on a 64meg machine.  I also wonder why there is
so much concern surrounding the OP who is happy to continue to run a
64meg machine for email and I guess, browsing.

If the OP is happy to do so, then so be it.


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Ed wrote:
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Win 2K is inappropriate for 64 MB machine so what difference does the AV
  make since it's running with the O/S?
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I fail to see the big fuss about it. The OP made a post and not only was
a Recommendation  made about a (free)AV to look but a little added
advice was given about getting some more ram.
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The OP can take it or leave it, as it makes no difference to me. I am
not the one using the machine and could less about it.

My post was about someone made a post about the RAM too OP and the OP
responded with some off the wall crap about someone is just trying to
show what he or she knows by making the post with comments on the ram,
which is totally ridiculous statement and was not the case.

Duane :)


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Duane Arnold wrote:
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No it isn't.

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...and the penny drops.


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Ed wrote:
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I guess according to you.

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Who cares?

Duane :)

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Duane Arnold wrote:
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Well having done it, yes.  It runs perfectly fine on 64meg for email
and browsing and it's odd why you find this so unbelivable.  But then
these days people don't believe that you can run a fully functional O/S
and word processor in a few hundred k.

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You appear to care enough to keep going on about it.


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Ed wrote:
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WTF, are posting just to be posting now?

LOL

Duane :)

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