F-Prot Anti Virus

February 25, 2006 at 07:27:04
Specs: ms-dos 7.1, 120MB intel celeron

hi everybody,
first of all, please don't remove my post. i am posting here because f-prot is a DOS based anti-virus programme.
i am really running windows 95. i am thinking about installing F-Prot for DOS and doing my virus scanning in MS-DOS mode, because F-Prot virus signatures are regularly updated, and because the few anti-virus programmes available for win 95 may not have update facilities in the future
is this okay ?
can F-Prot detect and remove windows based viruses ?

i wanna be a hacker

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February 25, 2006 at 08:11:34

Yes and you can use F-Prot with FAT 16 or FAT 32 partitions but it is a batch type of antivirus:you need to start it manually and regularly to scan all the files on the computer.The virus signatures have become so large you will have to work from the hard drive rather than from a dos boot diskette based setup.If the computer can access the Internet you could benefit from regular online and automatic updates from one of the free antivirus like Avast!Home Ed.These Antivirus are monitoring the computer as soon as you boot it,eliminate the need to think about it all the time, work with all partitions types(NTFS or FAT)and detect a problem when it spots one right away for immediate action before it spreads all over.Good luck.

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February 25, 2006 at 08:21:57

Try AVG Free Edition. It found a few that Norton AV missed; and it's free!

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February 26, 2006 at 01:19:52

F-Prot is actually a pretty good choice for the "low-end" internet user (i.e. doesn't download much, sends few e-mails, uses something besies Internet Exploder). I use it on Win98 instead of a "active" Windows-based virus-scanner since I abhor using something which sits there and consumes system resources...

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