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Old January 13th 19, 01:05 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
John B. Smith
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Default Anti-virus for XP?

I just noticed, finally, that my Avast is 'no longer supported for XP
or Vista'. I'm looking for a free antivirus and it seems to be a tough
hunt. I finally downloaded something from Scanguard, but it's not
really free, just runs a scan for you, there's no real-time
protection. I wasn't able to make out what activating their real-time
protection was going to cost me. Anyone have any suggestions for me?
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Old January 13th 19, 01:32 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
VanguardLH[_2_]
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Default Anti-virus for XP?

John B. Smith wrote:

I just noticed, finally, that my Avast is 'no longer supported for XP
or Vista'. I'm looking for a free antivirus and it seems to be a tough
hunt. I finally downloaded something from Scanguard, but it's not
really free, just runs a scan for you, there's no real-time
protection. I wasn't able to make out what activating their real-time
protection was going to cost me. Anyone have any suggestions for me?


Google still works:

https://www.google.com/search?q=anti...20windows%20xp

which found, for example:

https://windowsreport.com/antivirus-...ervice-pack-3/

That's now. In another year, or less, some of those may also drop
Windows XP support.
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Old January 13th 19, 10:20 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Flasherly[_2_]
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Default Anti-virus for XP?

On Sat, 12 Jan 2019 19:05:29 -0500, John B. Smith
wrote:

I just noticed, finally, that my Avast is 'no longer supported for XP
or Vista'. I'm looking for a free antivirus and it seems to be a tough
hunt. I finally downloaded something from Scanguard, but it's not
really free, just runs a scan for you, there's no real-time
protection. I wasn't able to make out what activating their real-time
protection was going to cost me. Anyone have any suggestions for me?


The multiple-suite protection industry scheme isn't as focused as was
with XP. They're still around, but that focus is dispersed over both
versions Windows 10 and 7, handhelds and their privacy and pretty much
everything else at issue. Real-time protection is more or less an
illusion subject to contingencies of what's being attempted with the
computer. I never ran with other than a scanner, you describe, but it
is free and it's called CLAMWIN http://www.clamwin.com/.

Very seldom do I use it. The rest is common sense, the most common, I
can offhand think of, as another already has mentioned, being a binary
OS backup;- They're out there to hurt and compromise, so it's as much
about watching your own butt;- Nobody "in the business" likes to say
it and see themselves in a mirror, but that's just what they do. And
we users, why and what and we do connected to the WEB, of course, is
no less than a mission of divinely inspiration.

People do tend, though, to place security above all else. And
Microsoft regularly rolls out security updates for only Windows 10, as
well do the independents in that line of business.

It's a complex field in a complex war. And a binary backup is only
the tip of that iceberg, where common sense is actually as much a warm
respite apart from not expecting to ever to get your feet wet
researching those cold and icy waters. Protection is, as I said, an
illusion from safeguards capable of running well enough without them;-
The rationale obviously being having to limit oneself, among contacts
and manners, perhaps, apart what suspicious WEB services have
blatantly crossed into a state of calumnious illegality.

They tend to hit common news, and hard, once they do, like Facebook,
so commoners can make sense of it. Some do. Some don't.
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Old January 13th 19, 02:47 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Flasherly[_2_]
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Default Anti-virus for XP?

On Sun, 13 Jan 2019 04:20:48 -0500, Flasherly
wrote:

It's a complex field in a complex war.
-
Along with another dimension, relevant among present firewalls without
cost or caveats researched thereof (or browsers in unrelated context).

....easy snatch & catch crosspost ...

Probably http://www.evorim.com/en/free-firewall
Great Internet Security Company. No https

My bookmark has https:
https://www.evorim.com/en/free-firewall


Yes, I just clicked on the link Krusty provided and it automatically
forwarded me to an https address:

https://www.evorim.com/en/free-firewall

Looks like they're out of Germany:

https://www.evorim.com/en/company#about

As for the firewall itself (, here's a two year old discussion about it
at Wilders Security:

https://www.wilderssecurity.com/thre...evorim.385439/

Apparently, back then it had a problem and was blocking whitelisted
programs. I'm guessing that's been taken care of by now though.

Here's another review, but there's no date given except that it was in 2017:

https://www.geekiest.net/post/Evorim...irewall-review

They list some problems, but still give it a 9 out of 10. Mostly they
were concerned about the UI and interacting with it.

This site:

https://www.thepcinsider.com/evorim-...eview-windows/

provides a pretty good review and it's recent. They mention the same
criticism I have:


https://www.evorim.com/en/free-firewall
Please page down (a lot almost to the bottom) to Development (Changelog)
or
https://www.evorim.com/en/free-firewall#development


There one can read that version 2.0.0 was released 08.01.2019
and version 2.1.0 was released 10.01.2019

Size of the download file of version 2.x increased about 10 times.
All reviews before 08.01.2019 are not relevant any more.

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Old January 13th 19, 05:39 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Mr Pounder Esquire
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Default Anti-virus for XP?

John B. Smith wrote:
I just noticed, finally, that my Avast is 'no longer supported for XP
or Vista'. I'm looking for a free antivirus and it seems to be a tough
hunt. I finally downloaded something from Scanguard, but it's not
really free, just runs a scan for you, there's no real-time
protection. I wasn't able to make out what activating their real-time
protection was going to cost me. Anyone have any suggestions for me?


Simple answer AVG


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Old January 17th 19, 09:55 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
John B. Smith
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Default Anti-virus for XP?

On Sun, 13 Jan 2019 16:39:03 -0000, "Mr Pounder Esquire"
wrote:

John B. Smith wrote:
I just noticed, finally, that my Avast is 'no longer supported for XP
or Vista'. I'm looking for a free antivirus and it seems to be a tough
hunt. I finally downloaded something from Scanguard, but it's not
really free, just runs a scan for you, there's no real-time
protection. I wasn't able to make out what activating their real-time
protection was going to cost me. Anyone have any suggestions for me?


Simple answer AVG

Thanks all. The problem with Googling for an AV I found was you get a
lot of out-dated links about companies who SAY they still support XP.
AVG no longer does, for instance. I have lit on Kaspersy Free, so far.
It's Secure Connections screws up mounting my container drives. They
say they mount but aren't visible in Windows Explorer. Fortunately it
is a seperate part of KF and I was able to Uninstall it. KF did force
me to uninstall my Zone Alarm which I've used for years but I'll just
have to do without.
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Old January 19th 19, 03:39 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Mr Pounder Esquire
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Default Anti-virus for XP?

John B. Smith wrote:
On Sun, 13 Jan 2019 16:39:03 -0000, "Mr Pounder Esquire"
wrote:

John B. Smith wrote:
I just noticed, finally, that my Avast is 'no longer supported for
XP or Vista'. I'm looking for a free antivirus and it seems to be a
tough hunt. I finally downloaded something from Scanguard, but it's
not really free, just runs a scan for you, there's no real-time
protection. I wasn't able to make out what activating their
real-time protection was going to cost me. Anyone have any
suggestions for me?


Simple answer AVG

Thanks all. The problem with Googling for an AV I found was you get a
lot of out-dated links about companies who SAY they still support XP.
AVG no longer does, for instance. I have lit on Kaspersy Free, so far.
It's Secure Connections screws up mounting my container drives. They
say they mount but aren't visible in Windows Explorer. Fortunately it
is a seperate part of KF and I was able to Uninstall it. KF did force
me to uninstall my Zone Alarm which I've used for years but I'll just
have to do without.


https://www.avg.com/en-gb/windows-xp-antivirus


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Old January 19th 19, 04:42 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
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Default Anti-virus for XP?

On Sat, 19 Jan 2019 14:39:14 -0000, "Mr Pounder Esquire"
wrote:

John B. Smith wrote:
On Sun, 13 Jan 2019 16:39:03 -0000, "Mr Pounder Esquire"
wrote:

John B. Smith wrote:
I just noticed, finally, that my Avast is 'no longer supported for
XP or Vista'. I'm looking for a free antivirus and it seems to be a
tough hunt.


Do you mean a free AV to monitor RAM and scan any file that is
accessed/opened using a downloadable/updatable database or something
that uploads all your file hashes(and sometimes files), emails and
browsing links to government-funded corporations ?
If the former, I don't think they exist anymore. They were
true AV apps. The latter make more money selling your personal info
that from selling licenses. If you don't believe me , read the TOS.

https://www.avg.com/en-gb/windows-xp-antivirus


The download is a 7MB trojan.

The real installer is he

https://install.avcdn.net/avg/iavs9x...up_offline.exe

Almost 400MB. WOW !!!!
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Old January 19th 19, 05:05 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
John B. Smith
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Default Anti-virus for XP?

On Sat, 19 Jan 2019 14:39:14 -0000, "Mr Pounder Esquire"
wrote:

John B. Smith wrote:
On Sun, 13 Jan 2019 16:39:03 -0000, "Mr Pounder Esquire"
wrote:

John B. Smith wrote:
I just noticed, finally, that my Avast is 'no longer supported for
XP or Vista'. I'm looking for a free antivirus and it seems to be a
tough hunt. I finally downloaded something from Scanguard, but it's
not really free, just runs a scan for you, there's no real-time
protection. I wasn't able to make out what activating their
real-time protection was going to cost me. Anyone have any
suggestions for me?

Simple answer AVG

Thanks all. The problem with Googling for an AV I found was you get a
lot of out-dated links about companies who SAY they still support XP.
AVG no longer does, for instance. I have lit on Kaspersy Free, so far.
It's Secure Connections screws up mounting my container drives. They
say they mount but aren't visible in Windows Explorer. Fortunately it
is a seperate part of KF and I was able to Uninstall it. KF did force
me to uninstall my Zone Alarm which I've used for years but I'll just
have to do without.


https://www.avg.com/en-gb/windows-xp-antivirus

Ah so. I must have downloaded the wrong version of AMG.
 




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