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Microsoft AntiSpyware for windows 98?

I find Microsoft AntiSpyware is very good coz I'm using it now with my XP Pro computer. Unfortunately when I want to install it on a windows 98 computer, it says only support Windows 2000 and XP. Does anyone know any good antispyware (free) for windows 98? Or better if anyone know there's any version of microsoft antispyware that support 98?
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letsk77Author Commented:
Just some comment, I find Microsoft AntiSpyware so good because it gives me live protect, that means if any website try to install something to my registry or something, it will prompt a warning message with detail asking for permission if I allow this changes or not.

The other good thing is the scanning. It scan quite detail, and allows me to make decision whether to remove, quarantine etc with the found spyware.

Most of the free antispyware didn't have these function (like Ad aware etc)
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rossfingalCommented:
Hi!
Here are some tips, to reduce the potential for spyware infection in the future,
It's strongly recommended to install the following applications:

    * Spywareblaster <= SpywareBlaster will prevent spyware from being installed -
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
    * Spywareguard <= SpywareGuard offers realtime protection
      from spyware installation attempts.
      http://www.wilderssecurity.net/spywareguard.html
    * How to use Ad-Aware to remove Spyware
      <= If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer,
      here are instructions on how to download, install and then use Ad-Aware.
      http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=48
    * How to use Spybot to remove Spyware
      <= If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer,
      here are instructions on how to download, install and then use Spybot.
      Similar to Ad-Aware, I strongly recommend both to catch most spyware.
      http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=43
    * Run CWShredder - to remove numerous variants of {KoolWebSearch}
        {CWShredder - "stand-alone"} - http://cwshredder.net/bin/CWShredder.exe

To protect yourself further:

    * IE/Spyad <= IE/Spyad places over 4000 websites and domains
      in the IE Restricted list
      which will severely impair attempts to infect your system.
      It basically prevents any downloads (Cookies etc) from the sites listed,
      although you will still be able to connect to the sites.
      https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/ehowes/www/resource.htm
    * MVPS Hosts file <= The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file
      with one containing well know ad sites etc.
      Basically, this prevents your computer from connecting to those sites
      by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer
      http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
    * Google Toolbar <= Get the free google toolbar to help stop pop up windows.
      http://toolbar.google.com/

I also suggest that you delete any files from "temp", "tmp" folders.
In Internet Explorer, click on "Tools" => "Internet Options" => "Delete Files"
and select the box that says "Delete All Offline Content" and click on "OK" twice.
Also, empty the recycle bin by right clicking on it and selecting "Empty Recycle Bin".
These steps should be done on a regular basis.

And also see TonyKlein's good advice
So how did I get infected in the first place?
http://forums.net-integration.net/index.php?showtopic=3051

Just some info.
RF
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letsk77Author Commented:
so you recommend to use BOTH spywareblaster and spywareguard? Is there a single one spyware software that could do the job? I personally like the microsoft antispyware very much, just...too bad, it was meant for 2000 or XP only. And i find Spybot not that  good coz the spyware definition is quite limited, and the removal of Adware is not that complete. I haven't try spywareblaster or spywareguard yet. But hopefully i just use one is enough.
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bandidosboyCommented:
I'm a  technical support representative (PC Safety  dept. - viruses and spyware) from microsoft and about your question, there's no MAST (Microsoft antispyware tool) available for win 98. If you try to call our dept., we only recommend lavasofts ad-aware and Spybot S&D. Try to call us by the way, it's free! 1-800-936 -4900 and tell the agent that you wanted to be connected to the viruses and spyware department.
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rossfingalCommented:
Hi!

How many of these things you use depends on your computer -
processor speed, amount of memory, disk space, etc..
I would run as many as I can without "bogging  down" system performance.
At the moment I run all off them including MS Anti-spyware (Win 2000) -
no problems.
You do not need to have Spybot S & D or Ad-Aware running at startup -
just run them every so often to clean things.
One catches things that the other one doesn't.
Either Spyware Blaster or Spyware Guard would help - or both.
There doesn't appear to be any single app that's 100% effective.  :)

RF
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