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    Protecting old computer

    My wife uses our older computer (Dell, vintage 2000, 667 MHz, Windows 98). Until recently we were able to keep it virus- and (apparently) spyware-free by using Norton AntiVirus and the free version of ZoneAlarm. I've hesitated to load anti-spyware programs onto what's already a relatively slow machine.

    However, a few months ago ZoneAlarm discontinued updates for Windows 98 systems. Is there a reliable anti-spyware site that can scan the computer from the Internet (without our downloading a program)? If not, what would be the best solution (making minimal demands on the computer) for a firewall (that can be updated) and/or anti-spyware?

    Joel

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    Re: Protecting old computer

    Hi there

    Try this site, it appears there are a few that will look after Windows 98:

    thefreecountry.com

    Usual disclaimer: I haven't used it, at your own risk blah, blah

    Good luck
    Jerry

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    Re: Protecting old computer

    Another option would be Webroot's Spy Sweeper site. They offer a free scan that it appears can be run from the internet rather than downloading the application (select the Run option rather than the Save option after you click the "Start Spyware Scan Now" link).

    Spy Sweeper is the current #1 rated spyware detection program. I have it loaded on my system and thus can't tell you how the online scan operates from personal experience.
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