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  #1  
Old April 17th 08, 11:20 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
BAP
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Posts: 176
Default Antivirus Software

I have heard about some free versions of software packages that one can
download and use to check W98ME systems for viruses, but I do not know if any
of them could be launched at the Dos Prompt. There may be times when a System
may fail to boot successfully and the only way to get anywhere is by using a
Start-up Diskette. Is there some way to check for viruses at the C: Prompt?
Thanks!
  #2  
Old April 17th 08, 12:27 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Mike Y
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Posts: 28
Default Antivirus Software


"BAP" wrote in message
...
I have heard about some free versions of software packages that one can
download and use to check W98ME systems for viruses, but I do not know if

any
of them could be launched at the Dos Prompt. There may be times when a

System
may fail to boot successfully and the only way to get anywhere is by

using a
Start-up Diskette. Is there some way to check for viruses at the C:

Prompt?
Thanks!


Well, when I installed Avast on my daughters machine (Win98SE) recently, it
wanted to install a 'boot check'. When it rebooted, before ANY graphics
came
up, it started a full deep-scan of the system. So, at least I know it can
do it,
but I don't know how it set the flag to do it. It only did it the first
time it ran.
Might be interesting to install it on a fresh system and just see what it
put into
the startup to make it work.


  #3  
Old April 17th 08, 01:09 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
philo
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Posts: 1,318
Default Antivirus Software


"Mike Y" wrote in message ...

"BAP" wrote in message
...
I have heard about some free versions of software packages that one can
download and use to check W98ME systems for viruses, but I do not know

if
any
of them could be launched at the Dos Prompt. There may be times when a

System
may fail to boot successfully and the only way to get anywhere is by

using a
Start-up Diskette. Is there some way to check for viruses at the C:

Prompt?
Thanks!


Well, when I installed Avast on my daughters machine (Win98SE) recently,

it
wanted to install a 'boot check'. When it rebooted, before ANY graphics
came
up, it started a full deep-scan of the system. So, at least I know it can
do it,
but I don't know how it set the flag to do it. It only did it the first
time it ran.
Might be interesting to install it on a fresh system and just see what it
put into
the startup to make it work.




AVG also has the option to make a set of rescue disks

However I believe win98 will not be supported by Grisoft for much longer


  #4  
Old April 17th 08, 01:39 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
RJK[_2_]
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Posts: 6
Default Antivirus Software

Hi,

I use a "paid for version" of AVG+anti-spyware, and just waded through all
the menus - couldn't find a "make a set of rescue disks" option, (perhaps
not available in my XP version? ...yeah yeah I know this is W98 NG :-), but,
would be a handy tool.

TIA

regards, Richard



"philo" wrote in message
...

"Mike Y" wrote in message
...

"BAP" wrote in message
...
I have heard about some free versions of software packages that one can
download and use to check W98ME systems for viruses, but I do not know

if
any
of them could be launched at the Dos Prompt. There may be times when a

System
may fail to boot successfully and the only way to get anywhere is by

using a
Start-up Diskette. Is there some way to check for viruses at the C:

Prompt?
Thanks!


Well, when I installed Avast on my daughters machine (Win98SE) recently,

it
wanted to install a 'boot check'. When it rebooted, before ANY graphics
came
up, it started a full deep-scan of the system. So, at least I know it
can
do it,
but I don't know how it set the flag to do it. It only did it the first
time it ran.
Might be interesting to install it on a fresh system and just see what it
put into
the startup to make it work.




AVG also has the option to make a set of rescue disks

However I believe win98 will not be supported by Grisoft for much longer




  #5  
Old April 17th 08, 02:42 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
easymike29 via WindowsKB.com
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Default Antivirus Software

F-Prot for Dos

Gene

BAP wrote:
I have heard about some free versions of software packages that one can
download and use to check W98ME systems for viruses, but I do not know if any
of them could be launched at the Dos Prompt. There may be times when a System
may fail to boot successfully and the only way to get anywhere is by using a
Start-up Diskette. Is there some way to check for viruses at the C: Prompt?
Thanks!


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  #6  
Old April 17th 08, 04:00 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Mart
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Posts: 1,190
Default Antivirus Software

Extracts from AVG 7.5 Free "Help" pages :-

"AVG Rescue Disk is not supported by Windows XP and higher operating
systems".

Hence, the option :- "The tool for creating the Rescue Disk is the Rescue
Disk Wizard, which can be launched from any AVG interface, by pressing the
Rescue Disk shortcut button, or from the system menu Service - Rescue
Disk." option does not appear in XP, only in Win9x. NTFS issues.

Mart


"RJK" wrote in message
...
Hi,

I use a "paid for version" of AVG+anti-spyware, and just waded through
all the menus - couldn't find a "make a set of rescue disks" option,
(perhaps not available in my XP version? ...yeah yeah I know this is W98
NG :-), but, would be a handy tool.

TIA

regards, Richard



"philo" wrote in message
...

"Mike Y" wrote in message
...

"BAP" wrote in message
...
I have heard about some free versions of software packages that one
can
download and use to check W98ME systems for viruses, but I do not know

if
any
of them could be launched at the Dos Prompt. There may be times when a
System
may fail to boot successfully and the only way to get anywhere is by
using a
Start-up Diskette. Is there some way to check for viruses at the C:
Prompt?
Thanks!

Well, when I installed Avast on my daughters machine (Win98SE) recently,

it
wanted to install a 'boot check'. When it rebooted, before ANY graphics
came
up, it started a full deep-scan of the system. So, at least I know it
can
do it,
but I don't know how it set the flag to do it. It only did it the first
time it ran.
Might be interesting to install it on a fresh system and just see what
it
put into
the startup to make it work.




AVG also has the option to make a set of rescue disks

However I believe win98 will not be supported by Grisoft for much longer






  #7  
Old April 17th 08, 04:22 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
RJK[_2_]
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Posts: 6
Default Antivirus Software

Thanks for that, ...I half-suspected it was an issue with NTFS :-(
.....back to updating David H lipmans' "multi-av" :-)

regards, Richard


"Mart" wrote in message
...
Extracts from AVG 7.5 Free "Help" pages :-

"AVG Rescue Disk is not supported by Windows XP and higher operating
systems".

Hence, the option :- "The tool for creating the Rescue Disk is the Rescue
Disk Wizard, which can be launched from any AVG interface, by pressing the
Rescue Disk shortcut button, or from the system menu Service - Rescue
Disk." option does not appear in XP, only in Win9x. NTFS issues.

Mart


"RJK" wrote in message
...
Hi,

I use a "paid for version" of AVG+anti-spyware, and just waded through
all the menus - couldn't find a "make a set of rescue disks" option,
(perhaps not available in my XP version? ...yeah yeah I know this is W98
NG :-), but, would be a handy tool.

TIA

regards, Richard



"philo" wrote in message
...

"Mike Y" wrote in message
...

"BAP" wrote in message
...
I have heard about some free versions of software packages that one
can
download and use to check W98ME systems for viruses, but I do not
know
if
any
of them could be launched at the Dos Prompt. There may be times when
a
System
may fail to boot successfully and the only way to get anywhere is by
using a
Start-up Diskette. Is there some way to check for viruses at the C:
Prompt?
Thanks!

Well, when I installed Avast on my daughters machine (Win98SE)
recently,
it
wanted to install a 'boot check'. When it rebooted, before ANY
graphics
came
up, it started a full deep-scan of the system. So, at least I know it
can
do it,
but I don't know how it set the flag to do it. It only did it the
first
time it ran.
Might be interesting to install it on a fresh system and just see what
it
put into
the startup to make it work.




AVG also has the option to make a set of rescue disks

However I believe win98 will not be supported by Grisoft for much longer








  #8  
Old April 18th 08, 01:43 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Bob Harris
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Posts: 92
Default Antivirus Software

As an alternative, there are antivirus that can be run from a bootable CD.

Check-out the "universal boot CD", free at http://ubcd.sourceforge.net/

Download and burn to CD via a program that supports "burn form image". Nero
and Easy CD Creator can do this.

To use such a CD, be sure that the boot order (in the BIOS setup) is CD
before hard drive. In fact, usually for a win98 machine it should be floppy
before CD, and CD before hard drive.

"BAP" wrote in message
...
I have heard about some free versions of software packages that one can
download and use to check W98ME systems for viruses, but I do not know if
any
of them could be launched at the Dos Prompt. There may be times when a
System
may fail to boot successfully and the only way to get anywhere is by
using a
Start-up Diskette. Is there some way to check for viruses at the C:
Prompt?
Thanks!



  #9  
Old April 18th 08, 02:13 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
glee
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Posts: 2,458
Default Antivirus Software

F-PROT Antivirus for DOS
http://www.f-prot.com/download/home_...oad_fpdos.html

quote
NB! Please note that although F-PROT Antivirus for DOS is still available free for
personal use, all development of this particular product has ceased and no further
program updates be released. However, up-to-date virus signature files will continue
to be available for this product and the F-PROT Antivirus for DOS support section
will remain online for the time being.
/quote
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Windows, A+
http://dts-l.net/
http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm


"BAP" wrote in message
...
I have heard about some free versions of software packages that one can
download and use to check W98ME systems for viruses, but I do not know if any
of them could be launched at the Dos Prompt. There may be times when a System
may fail to boot successfully and the only way to get anywhere is by using a
Start-up Diskette. Is there some way to check for viruses at the C: Prompt?
Thanks!


  #10  
Old April 18th 08, 05:18 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Jim
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Posts: 206
Default Antivirus Software

F-Prot is the best for this procedure.

http://www.f-prot.com/products/home_use/dos/

http://www.f-prot.com/download/signaturefiles.html

Actually I think the boot diskette has an AV scan included. But I am not
certain, its been awhile.

"BAP" wrote in message
...
I have heard about some free versions of software packages that one can
download and use to check W98ME systems for viruses, but I do not know if

any
of them could be launched at the Dos Prompt. There may be times when a

System
may fail to boot successfully and the only way to get anywhere is by

using a
Start-up Diskette. Is there some way to check for viruses at the C:

Prompt?
Thanks!



 




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