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  1. Even without the problems of the newer versions, if the detection in Windows 98 is not improved, there's no advantage to trying to run a newer version of the program. As long as 4.24.1004 still gets the updates and has the same level of detection in Windows 98 then it should be fine to run 4.24.1004.

  2. Adware.MyWebSearch/FunWebProducts is often part of Ask.com/SafeSearch toolbar. Some older versions used to do some bad things. The current version is suppose to be clean but is still flagged by some antimalware programs as adware.

    Trojan.Media-Codec is the Zlob Trojan as fake codec's.

    The cookies may not be harmful but you most likely need to make sure the web browsers are closed and not running in the background to remove them.

    First close all web browsers. Then press Alt - Ctrl - Delete keys and make sure Internet Explorer and Firefox are not running in the background. If they are then highlight them and right click on them and close process. Also make sure there are no toolbars running in the background. You can uninstall any and all toolbars from Add/Remove programs if you don't use the toolbars to search.

    Now scan again with SAS. If it still can't remove everything try scanning with SAS in Safe Mode.

  3. Just un-installed SAS Free 4.25.1012, re-installed 4.24 1004 working normally again, will wait to try another update of definitions when the next one is available, trust it will work fine again. How can I prevent SAS Free from installing new versions of the program (eg 4.25.1012) when the notice appears in the bottom right corner of the screen. Is there a way just to install the definitions while retaining the current version which works on Win98SE. I am a non-techie, so please make your reply easy to follow. Thanks.

    Open the SAS control panel. Go to Preferences and go to the updates tab. Uncheck the "check for program updates when the application starts" box.

  4. I run SAS, Malwarebytes and Avast together with no problems. Make sure to keep them updated. You should be able to update the program without separately uninstalling the older version. It will uninstall when you run the installer for the newer version.

    The reason for having SAS load at start up is that some malware will prevent it from starting once the PC is infected with that sort of malware. Also I believe the free version now checks for updates when the program starts. I'm not sure this was always the case and I would still check for updates manually. Malwarebytes needs to have the updates checked manually with the free version.

  5. The vulnerability that the worm(s) exploit was patched by Microsoft a month before the worms themselves were seen in the wild, the reason so many are getting hit is lack of Windows Updates, as long as your clients are patched up, they're safe from this one.

    Here's the link to the info on the patch from MS: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/securi ... 8-067.mspx

    note: This vulnerability doesn't exist in Vista or Server 2008

    The link no longer works. Here is some information from Microsoft. It looks newer than a month ago.


    http://www.microsoft.com/security/porta ... /Conficker

    Some more information.

    http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/worm_w3 ... p_al.shtml

    http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/worm_w3 ... un_a.shtml

  6. I use Avast antivirus and Outpost free firewall that runs on Win98SE. I think the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader that works is 5.0 but I use Foxit pdf reader. For Java updated security on Win98SE I think the latest version of JRE is This is sometimes called Java JRE 5.0 update 17.

    For Windows Media player, Quicktime, Realplayer and playing movie DVD's I use Mdeia player Classic for Win98.

    http://majorgeeks.com/Media_Player_Clas ... d5783.html

    For CD/DVD writing I use an older version of Deep Burner. It's Deep Burner 1.8.


  7. I have old PC with Windows 98 SE. I run SAS and I found a few programs that fix a lot of things in Win98SE.

    Diskeeper Lite (reboot PC after installing before using, replaces Windows defrag program)


    Ccleaner Slim (fixes disk cleanup that doesn't work in Win98SE, run cleaner and registry)

    http://majorgeeks.com/CCleaner_Slim_No_ ... d4191.html

    Firefox 2 (latest security updates and newest version that runs on Win98SE)


    SpywareBlaster (protects against active X infections and restricts known bad websites, check for updates and download updates and enable all protection)


  8. Persistent cookies have an expiration date. These cookies are stored in the local users account under Users\"username"\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies directory, and the Users\"username"\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low directory for applications running under low privileges.

    Session cookies are stored in memory and can be accessed only by the process that created them.

    That long to scan is not normal. Maybe try a restart or reinstall SAS.

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