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Windows 98 2nd edition, anti-virus  program

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I once used Windows 98 1st edition and McAfee VirusScan.  Then one day I
couldn’t boot up Windows.  I put my computer in the shop [MicroGear] to
have it repaired.  They had to wipe the hard drive.  They installed  Windows
98 2nd edition.  When I was reinstalling my programs I found that I couldn’t
install my McAfee VirusScan.  A window opened up saying something like
“This program may cause Windows to malfunction or crash.”  The man at
MicroGear said that I do not need an anti-virus  program because Windows
98 2nd edition can’t get viruses.  I can’t find any information about this.  
     Does anyone know anything about this?
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Question by:RVINES2
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by:rayt333
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That is what you call passing bad info

Yes Win98SE can and has gotten viruses.
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by:smeebud
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That is just total CRAP.........
Of course 98 can get viruses.

You probably need to update your Version of Mcafee, or go to
Norton Anti-Virus 2000.


Regards, Bud
http://www.geocities.com/budallen98_98/
Bud's Win95 Win98 Tips and Troubleshooter
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by:bobinmad
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Tha kind of comment makes me wonder whether or not you needed Windows re-installed.

It does sound like you have an antiquated anti-virus engine - - so I would follow Bud's advice and see if you can get an updated version.

That error message kind of sounds like a Windows 2000 error when you install an application and there is conflict possibility - - but sometimes it will work.

bobinmad
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by:slink9
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It also sounds like you need to find a more knowledgeable person to fix your computer.
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atech2 earned 150 total points
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If you bought Windows 98 SE with Plus, it comes with a free version of Macafee.  On the other hand, it sounds like you may have a problem here if the shop you took it to just loaded SE on without selling you a CD.  If this is the case, you need to go back to them and get the CD or you're going to be out of luck if you have another problem.
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by:hewittg
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This business needs to be rported to someone

Just my 2 cents
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by:RVINES2
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THANKS
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