Windows XP Antivirus Options.

Discussion in 'Windows XP Security' started by usingh066397, Apr 16, 2021.

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    usingh066397

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    For the past few months, I have been using AVAST as my XP antivirus, but it has always caused my computer to hang for a few seconds during startup, and for some reason, it won't display the sound and battery icons. Once I removed AVAST, this problem was alleviated and I installed IOBIT Malware Fighter as a replacement. After some research, I found that this antivirus wasn't actually very good thus I am looking for another replacement. Any suggestions? Here are my Criteria:

    • Latest version must still support XP
    • Can't be AVG or AVAST
    • Must have LIVE PROTECTION (meaning that I don't have to open the app/run a scan in order to root out malware. This should be automatic!)
    Thank you all in advance.
     
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    have you tried super anti spy wear works ok on xp pro with sp3 also avira
     
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    Samir

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    xp steadystate--lock it down so hard that you can download malware for fun if you want. :)
     
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    xperceniol

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    I've been using Malwarebytes for ages and Rogue Killer (portable) for on demand scanning. Thus far, going strong.
     
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    Elizabeth23

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    still using 360 total security (free) from qihoo

    pros: I like that any flash drive is scanned before opening allowed
    cons: popup adverts occasionaly
    not for xp 64 bit
     
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    360 here too
     
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    (On my XP machines) After Many years of using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware v2.2.1.1043, sadly updating support ended on May 19 2022:
    https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/286840-mbam-221-no-definitions-updates-after-may-19/page/4/
    Using the MB Uninstall tool mbam-clean-2.3.0.1001.exe:
    https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/122284-mbam-clean-removal-process/
    I followed the instructions for installing the last version for XP: mb3-setup-legacywos-3.5.1.2522-1.0.365-1.0.5292.exe
    https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/253972-malwarebytes-4-faqs/#comment-1346728
    So far so good.
     
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    IMHO, its a scam, or worse, a conspiracy! ALL these antivirus peddling companys *NEED* virii, trojans, malware, etc etc to remain viable. Its where the money is, , , , ,
     
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    Absolutely!! Same with law enforcement. In order to justify their leeching our tax money they need to inflate crime statistics 90% and create "events" like "School Shootings" which has NEVER happened in the USA. So many industries/governments need to create the problem to justify the solution...
     
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    Lets stick to computers, , , ,
     
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    TMTGTR

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    Thought I was heh, heh...
     
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    In most other forums I visit, talking cops, shootings, government, and such, posts end up getting sooo acrimonious that usually a moderator ends up shutting it down and/or locking a thread to further comment.

    This is the last, good, BEST!, XP site in the ether, I/we dont want to lose it, , , ,
     
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