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    Lightbulb Antivirus for Windows 95 and Windows 98

    I was going to reply to a previous thread about antivirus for Windows 95 and Windows 98, but the thread locked after 6 months. So hopefully someone that still needs more up to date info will find this thread useful.

    Avast Antivirus has been an excellent product for me on the DOS-based Windows 9x operating systems as well as newer releases such as NT 4.0, 2000 and XP. The company celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

    Avast version 4.8.1368 still supports Windows 95 and later operating systems. It is the only antivirus I know of that releases updates for an OS that will be celebrating its 20th anniversary next year. It is a great program and only requires Windows 95 with a 486 processor and 32MB RAM.

    Support for version 4.x was supposed to end years ago, but I actually took a screenshot of it updating as recently as March 2014. The daily database updates are available in standalone format on their web page. http://www.avast.com/en-us/download-update

    You can get still get version 4.x from Filehippo or from my FTP
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    sdfox7, please tell me how to find older versions of avast on filehippo and then how to update them.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmart4125 View Post
    sdfox7, please tell me how to find older versions of avast on filehippo and then how to update them.

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    See Older Versions on the right side of the page...

    http://filehippo.com/download_avast_antivirus/

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    Please excuse me for asking but will these "older versions" be good enough? I think a good firewall would be needed also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmart4125 View Post
    sdfox7, please tell me how to find older versions of avast on filehippo and then how to update them.

    Thanks.
    FileHippo links have a tendency to redirect from old versions to the current version (even though it says it's the old version). I have the Avast 4.8 version from 11/27/2009 archived in my FTP directory for 4.x:

    http://sdfox7.com/avast/4.x/setupeng.exe

    Once you download you can update definitions from within the software. I took a screenshot of updates not that long ago in March 2015:

    http://sdfox7.com/avast/4.x/untitled4.bmp

    It even runs on a 486 processor and Windows 95.

    http://sdfox7.com/avast/4.x/untitled.bmp
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