Solved Error message while installing BitDefender on XP

September 8, 2018 at 19:51:59
Specs: Windows XP, P4/2G
After removing AVG, due to some recent gliches, where the UI was showing without any content, just a rectangular blank space every so often, which when clicked on, disappeared to the task bar (fortunately at least I could get it out of the way), I decided to install Bitdefender, and after downloading the install file, unplugged my computer from the internet, as I now was operating without protection, at least temporarily, until I installed BD.
Then, when I moved the install file to the desktop, and double-clicked it, I got an error window entitled "installer.exe - Entry Point Not Found", with the following message: "The procedure entry point GetPhysicallyInstalledSystemMemory could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll."
What should be my next step, short of replacing this computer with another, newer one? (still an option). I don't want to re-attach it to the internet without some kind of protection.

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#1
September 8, 2018 at 20:24:09
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"(still an option)"
Not really, unless it starts giving big unfixable problems.

Bitdefender is no longer Ok for XP.

Try this one.

Baidu Antivirus
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/Baidu-...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/screen...
http://antivirus.baidu.com/en/

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#2
September 9, 2018 at 00:27:34
Thanks, I'll give Baidu a try

Okay, I installed it. Looks good. Unintrusive.

I feel snug as a bug in a rug.

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#3
September 9, 2018 at 01:41:33
"Okay, I installed it. Looks good. Unintrusive"
Yep, I use it on all XP comps.

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#4
September 9, 2018 at 06:34:22
The best security would be to stop using XP online. The AV & browser choices are becoming few & far between (& not very good), not to mention Microsoft has stopped patching security holes. XP has become an accident waiting to happen. I definitely would not use it on my main computer or use it for anything important. No online shopping, banking, or anything else of that nature.

See the 1st couple of lines in this recent review of Baidu: https://www.lifewire.com/baidu-anti...

There are plenty of Linux choices available that work well on older lower spec computers. AV generally isn't required because Linux is almost impossible to infect.

https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/featu...


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#5
September 9, 2018 at 08:05:56
I so appreciate the suggestions. I'm trying to stay off this computer for anything crucial, or vulnerable, until such time as I replace it with a W7 machine, sitting at my feet.

Linux has been on my mind, off and on, of recent, so, yeah. Thanks.


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