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    Windows 2000 and AV

    Some of us may continue to use Windows 2000, even if we move on to Windows XP and Vista.

    I've noticed that some newer software, such as NAV 2007, does not support Windows 2000.
    So when my NAV 2006 licenses expire, I've either gotta pay for extended NAV subscriptions (for as long as Symantec supports NAV 2006),
    or I gotta move on to another AV software that will stlll support Windows 2000.

    So my daze of getting free, or nearly free, NAV AFTER rebates are running out for Windows 2000.

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    Re: Windows 2000 and AV

    So Howard, break down and spring for a paid NAV subscription, or upgrade your OS to a more modern version.
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    Re: Windows 2000 and AV

    The following 2007 internet security suites say they work on Windows 2000 Pro: McAfee, Trend Micro (PC-cillin), F-Secure, ZoneAlarm, Panda. Basically every one I checked so far... But as for finding the right price, you're on your own. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Windows 2000 and AV

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    Re: Windows 2000 and AV

    Is this thread about AV or complete Internet Security Suites?

    If AV for win2000: Jefferson mentioned some good products; on my XP I use AVG as Joe mentioned, it is working great with a small footprint.

    Another good product (also with small footprint), even if not free, and not mentioned is F-Prot.

    Their "F-Prot Antivirus for Windows for the home user" will run on 2000:
    "Designed to run on Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, 2003 and Windows XP, and with a personal license covering up to five computers in the license holder's home, F-Prot Antivirus for Windows allows you to maintain complete home data security for a very modest price."

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    Re: Windows 2000 and AV

    It is not justifiable to downgrade from Win 2000 to Windows XP.

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    Re: Windows 2000 and AV

    Perhaps, but their next versions might not.

    And I would not use some of the products.
    For example, see http://forums.mcafeehelp.com/viewtopic.php?t=92391.

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    Re: Windows 2000 and AV

    Free AV is a last resort.
    But, even for those, some day, I expect Win 2000 support to be dropped.

    I guess there will be some point after which no more AVs/updates will be provided for Win 2000.

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    Re: Windows 2000 and AV

    I've thought about F-prot, i.e., if it will still be supporting Windows 200 when I need to replace/update NAV 2006.
    I was considering buying it and have it sit on the shelf until needed.

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    Re: Windows 2000 and AV

    I think I'l restrict my search to those products receivin Adavanced or Advanced+ rating at http://www.av-comparatives.org/.

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    Re: Windows 2000 and AV

    Wow, there's a lot there to choose from with those ratings. I'm not running Win2K but earlier this year I started using Avast Home for this new Dell and have been very satisfied with it. The Pro ($$$) version (which is on that comparatives list) obviously has "some" features not available in the free Home copy, but even Avast recommends a trial download before you buy. Like any other products, there's no telling how long they'll continue to support Win2K but that seems to be universally true, not only in AV products.

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