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A note to all xp users here.


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I notice that today the latest update to Microsoft Secuity essentials will no longer run on the old AMD Athlon etc, processors. The ones without SSE2 instruction set.
I found the update worked fine on intel chipped machines but just sulks on the amd ones, complaining the service is not running.

I know there are a few people like myself on here who use these old clunkers as file servers on a network etc.
So the question needs to be, and I suspect nobody really knows. is there a basic anti virus product of the free kind that will still work I wonder. I don't really feel like downloading every single one to test it!
Superantispyware works but is as we all know a little flaky on nvda access at times.
Besides it does not say its an anti virus, and in any case its hard enough to find one that will work on a screenreader in the first place.

Byee.
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Josh Kennedy
 

maybe clamWin will work? it is free antivirus.


Antony Stone
 

ClanWin does indeed run under (to quote from their website
http://www.clamwin.com ): "Microsoft Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / Me /
2000 / 98 and Windows Server 2012, 2008 and 2003".

However (also quoting from their website): "Please note that ClamWin Free
Antivirus does not include an on-access real-time scanner. You need to
manually scan a file in order to detect a virus or spyware."

This in my opinion makes it rather less useful than many other anti-virus
scanners, however if your choice is limited to whatever will still run under
XP, then maybe it's a good enough compromise.


Antony.

On Sunday 21 January 2018 at 13:31:13, Josh Kennedy wrote:

maybe clamWin will work? it is free antivirus.
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Gene
 

Clamwin gets very poor ratings in reviews.
 
Gene.

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Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2018 6:31 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] A note to all xp users here.

maybe clamWin will work? it is free antivirus.


Gene
 

Clamwin is poorly reviewed and it gets such poor ratings that I wouldn't bother unless there is no alternative.  Old versions of Avast still run in XP and, while not nearly as accessible as desirable, can be used.  The new version looked to me not to be accessible enough to use.  I won't go into Avast more now.  I will if people are interested.  You can still get old versions. 
 
Gene

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Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2018 6:37 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] A note to all xp users here.

ClanWin does indeed run under (to quote from their website
http://www.clamwin.com ): "Microsoft Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / Me /
2000 / 98 and Windows Server 2012, 2008 and 2003".

However (also quoting from their website): "Please note that ClamWin Free
Antivirus does not include an on-access real-time scanner. You need to
manually scan a file in order to detect a virus or spyware."

This in my opinion makes it rather less useful than many other anti-virus
scanners, however if your choice is limited to whatever will still run under
XP, then maybe it's a good enough compromise.


Antony.

On Sunday 21 January 2018 at 13:31:13, Josh Kennedy wrote:

> maybe clamWin will work? it is free antivirus.

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It is also possible that putting the birds in a laboratory setting
inadvertently renders them relatively incompetent.

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Kevin Cussick
 

but there is a scanner program for it but yes it does get bad reviews.

On 21/01/2018 13:11, Gene wrote:
Clamwin gets very poor ratings in reviews.
Gene.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Josh Kennedy <mailto:joshknnd1982@gmail.com>
*Sent:* Sunday, January 21, 2018 6:31 AM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] A note to all xp users here.
maybe clamWin will work? it is free antivirus.


Christopher-Mark Gilland <clgilland07@...>
 

Back when I used XP, which I don't anymore, but anyway, back when I did, I used Clamwin for a long while, and hated it! I later found that it wasn't even getting a tenth! of the stuff it needed to be finding.  Honestly, this is just my personal opinion of course, but in my view, Clamwin was then, and still is a joke!

On 1/21/2018 4:41 PM, Kevin Cussick via Groups.Io wrote:
but there is a scanner program for it but yes it does get bad reviews.

On 21/01/2018 13:11, Gene wrote:
Clamwin gets very poor ratings in reviews.
Gene.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Josh Kennedy <mailto:joshknnd1982@...>
*Sent:* Sunday, January 21, 2018 6:31 AM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] A note to all xp users here.

maybe clamWin will work? it is free antivirus.




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Yes but that was not the thrust of the issue. The issue is the sse2 instruction set issue which has made other software, like ccleaner no longer work on amd also fail and why you cannot use firefox above 48 either.
Its the compiler used to make the code that no longer supports the chips.
Also of course does this anti virus actually work with nvda which was why I asked on here in the first place.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Antony Stone" <antony.stone@nvda.open.source.it>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2018 12:37 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] A note to all xp users here.


ClanWin does indeed run under (to quote from their website
http://www.clamwin.com ): "Microsoft Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / Me /
2000 / 98 and Windows Server 2012, 2008 and 2003".

However (also quoting from their website): "Please note that ClamWin Free
Antivirus does not include an on-access real-time scanner. You need to
manually scan a file in order to detect a virus or spyware."

This in my opinion makes it rather less useful than many other anti-virus
scanners, however if your choice is limited to whatever will still run under
XP, then maybe it's a good enough compromise.


Antony.

On Sunday 21 January 2018 at 13:31:13, Josh Kennedy wrote:

maybe clamWin will work? it is free antivirus.
--
It is also possible that putting the birds in a laboratory setting
inadvertently renders them relatively incompetent.

- Daniel C Dennett

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Maybe it does but no anti virus is worse presumably!
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@ripco.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2018 1:11 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] A note to all xp users here.


Clamwin gets very poor ratings in reviews.

Gene.
----- Original Message -----

From: Josh Kennedy Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2018 6:31 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io Subject: Re: [nvda] A note to all xp users here.


maybe clamWin will work? it is free antivirus.