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ClamWin is a Free Antivirus program for Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista / XP / Me / 2000 / 98 and Windows Server 2008 and 2003. ClamWin Free Antivirus is used by more than 600,000 users worldwide on a daily basis. It comes with an easy installer and open source code. You may download and use it absolutely free of charge. It features:
* High detection rates for viruses and spyware;
* Scanning Scheduler;
* Automatic downloads of regularly updated Virus Database.
* Standalone virus scanner and right-click menu integration to Microsoft Windows Explorer;
* Addin to Microsoft Outlook to remove virus-infected attachments automatically.
The latest version of Clamwin Free Antivirus is 0.96.5 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.
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Although Microsoft has ended support for Windows 98 there is un official service pack for windows 98. I have tried this on client computers and it works pretty well however it requires Windows 98 SE or Second Addition..
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Rediscover the web with what is in my opinion the greatest browser ever created, Firefox. It has over 100 add ons for almost any need you can imagine and its one of the most secure browsers available today. This verstion is an older versions that is compatable with 98.
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Although Zone labs has ended its support of Windows 98 you can still get an older version of the Zone Alarm firewall that works well with 98. The reason I recomoend an older version of Zone Alarm over some current free firewalls that support 98 is that in my opinion Zone Alarm, even an older version is a far better firewall than most created today.
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98/ME Smoker is a Windows 98 and Windows ME tweaking utility that will help to reduce system bottlenecks, decrease boot times and increase system stability. In addition 98/ME Smoker has a new State-Of-The-Art internet optimizer that will tune any internet connection to perfection. Boost your dialup, cable, dsl, satellite, etc. Get it, or stay slow!
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Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you haven't intentionally installed, if your browser crashes inexplicably, or if your home page has been "hijacked" (or changed without your knowledge), your computer is most probably infected with spyware. Even if you don't see the symptoms, your computer may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging. Spybot-S&D is free, so there's no harm giving it a try to see if something has invaded your computer.
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KernelEx is an Open Source compatibility layer with an aim to allow running Windows 2000/XP-only applications on Microsoft Windows 98 and Microsoft Windows Millennium operating systems.
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CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. This verstion is last know to work with 98.
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Need a lightweight, powerful and rock-solid burning application that would work with your drive? Small, easy to start, intuitive to use and powerful, featuring all you need- it is DeepBurner. DeepBurner will be able to solve most of your burning needs: be it burning of Data/Audio/Video CDs, all types of DVDs, composing photo albums and even burning backups. Every operation starts with a simple wizard, thus virtually everyone can use DeepBurner.
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A more elegant browser. By design. Opera started out as a research project in Norway's largest telecom company, Telenor, in 1994, and branched out into an independent development company named Opera Software ASA in 1995. Opera Software develops the Opera Web browser, a high-quality, multi-platform product for a wide range of platforms, operating systems and embedded Internet products.
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VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework, that plays most multimedias files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. It is simple to use, yet very powerful and extendable. This is the last known version to run on 98.
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K-Meleon is an extremely fast, customizable, lightweight web browser based on the Gecko layout engine developed by Mozilla which is also used by Firefox. K-Meleon is free, open-source software released under the GNU General Public License. Users of Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT 4.0 may have to install Vcredist.exe to get the latest run-time components for Visual C++ applications
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ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit... and it's free!
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The second beta version of DVDStyler 1.7.3 improves performance of transcoding due to support of multi-core processors. In this release there are also some GUI changes: added welcome dialog and added a possibility to set default button. Moreover, the relative paths to video files will be saved in project file, if files are in the same directory as directory of project file or in the subdirectories.
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Welcome To FreeApZone's Windows 98 Page

Windows 98 for Jurassic Computers

Windows 98 was in its day ahead of its time however that time has passed and Microsoft has stopped supporting it and all but dismissed it. Yet still many loyal users still use Windows 98 for number of reasons; maybe it runs their favorite games or their computer is to old to upgrade and they can't afford a new one. What ever the reason this page is designed to offer the little support that is still available from other sources.

Lets Start by offering some more modern alternatives for 98.

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1st Puppy Linux


Sinking 98

System Requirements


Puppy has been tested on a very old machines but the best results for the standard release of Puppy Linux to run at a reasonable pace have been achieved with the following:
* CPU : Pentium 166MMX
* RAM : 128 MB physical RAM for releases since version 1.0.2 or failing that a Linux swap file and/or swap partition is required for all included applications to run; 64 MB for releases previous to 1.0.2
* Hard Drive : Optional
* CDROM : 20x and up

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Install or Live CD


You can just boot from the live CD to try Puppy to see if you like it. But an installation option is also avaiable:
As Puppy has evolved, installation to hard drive has become easier and easier. I wrote a program, called the Puppy Universal Installer, that installs Puppy to many different media, including hard drive. In fact, it allows very specific installations, to USB, SATA or IDE hard drives -- even to a CF (Compact Flash) card plugged into a IDE adaptor ("IDE" is the standard traditional type of internal hard drive interface, so the CF-adaptor adapts the CF card to the IDE ribbon cable). The Universal Installer does not need lengthy explanations -- just use it and follow the step-by-step instructions.
You need to have a running Puppy to use the Universal Installer, so it is required to boot up the live-CD. When Puppy is running, look in the "Setup" menu and you will find an entry "Puppy Universal Installer".

Xandros OCE


Xandros OCE Desktop
System Requirements:
Minimum Recommended
Processor Any Intel Pentium or Celeron processor. Any AMD K6/II/III, Duron, Athlon, Athlon XP/MP processor Pentium II 450MHz or AMD K6/II 450MHz
RAM 128 MB 256 MB
Hard disk 1.5 GB of available space 3 GB of available space
CD-ROM Yes Yes

Installation


This version of Xandros will easily dual boot with either Windows 98 or Windows XP. Simply boot from the CD and read and follow the directions carefully.

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Damn Small Linux


Damn Small Linux Desktop
Damn Small Linux is a very versatile 50MB mini desktop oriented Linux distribution.
Damn Small is small enough and smart enough to do the following things:

* Boot from a business card CD as a live linux distribution (LiveCD)
* Boot from a USB pen drive
* Boot from within a host operating system (that's right, it can run *inside* Windows)
* Run very nicely from an IDE Compact Flash drive via a method we call "frugal install"
* Transform into a Debian OS with a traditional hard drive install
* Run light enough to power a 486DX with 16MB of Ram
* Run fully in RAM with as little as 128MB (you will be amazed at how fast your computer can be!)
* Modularly grow -- DSL is highly extendable without the need to customize

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If You plan to keep Win98 Here are some Updates that can Help


File: Transparent Icons
Version: Version 4.2
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT
Description: Allows your icons on the desktop to have a transparent background.
Installation Notes: File included within notes.
File Size: 55KB
Technical Notes:
Cost: Free

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File: SafeXP
Version: v1.4.11.20
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, and Windows XP.
Description: Small utility that runs numerous security registry tweaks to help keep your computer secure and protect your privacy.
Installation Notes: Use a compression utility to extract the files and then run the SafeXP executable. See the readme notes for additional information.
File Size: 343KB
Technical Notes: See included notes. Cost: None

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Windows 98 USB Mass Storage Device Drivers


USB flash drives and other USB mass storage based devices are becoming more and more common. Unfortunately, they often do not come with drivers because Windows Me, 2000, XP and Vista all come with generic drivers already installed. This way all you need to do is plug the drive in, Windows will recognise it and you will automatically see the drive in My Computer. Windows 98, especially in it's second edition (also known as Windows 98SE), handles USB fairly well, however there are no generic/universal mass storage device drivers preinstalled in the operating system, so you will need to install some additional drivers for it. Some manufacturers do however, provide the Windows 98 drivers on CD, others have them available to download, and others simply do not have them available at all.
If you are using Windows 98, and you do not know the manufacturer of the storage device, or you can't find the drivers, what can you do? Fortunately, there are some generic Windows 98 USB mass storage device drivers available that work with most such devices. This means that these drivers will work with many makes and models of the following:

* USB Flash Drives (also known as Pen Drives, or Thumb Drives)
* Digital Photo and Video Cameras (that connect to the PC via USB)
* USB Hard Drives
* MP3 Players (including Apple iPod from v2.4)
* Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP)

Installing the drivers


System Properties
Before installing the drivers, it is important to know that there are 2 main versions of Windows 98, and they both handle USB differently. You must install the appropriate version of the drivers dependent upon your version of Windows 98. In order to determine your Windows version, please do the following:
* Right click on My Computer and select Properties
* On the System Properties page that opens up click on the General tab, if it is not already on that page.
* Under the System heading, look for the version number (see System Properties)
o Version 4.10.1998 is the original version of Windows 98 (98FE)
o Version 4.10.2222 is Windows 98 Second Edition (98SE)
* Click the link below for the download and installation instructions for your version of Windows 98

Windows 98FE USB Mass Storage Device Drivers


These drivers offer generic USB mass storage support for the original release of Windows 98, sometimes called Windows 98 First Edition, or 98FE. You should check your version of Windows 98 before installing. Once installed USB mass storage devices should work within Windows 98.
These drivers include generic USB 2.0 controller drivers adding USB 2.0 support for computers that support it.
To install the drivers

1. Download and install the Windows 98 Service Pack (35.5Mb)
2. Download to your desktop the driver file from the Download section below
3. Remove ALL drivers for USB flash drives in Device Manager
4. Remove ALL drivers for any USB 2.0 controllers (many have an uninstall option)
5. Remove ALL unknown devices from Device Manager
6. Run the exe file you downloaded, and follow the instructions, rebooting after installation
7. When the computer boots up again, it may detect new USB 2.0 controllers, in which case you may need to reboot again

Disclaimer
You should note, that these drivers are generic, and they may not work with some devices. It is also only intended for the English version of Windows 98, although there are some other language versions below. Installing on the wrong version of Windows may cause problems with your operating system. There is no guarantee that they will work with your device, but our experience shows that they work with most without problem.
Please also note that these drivers are not warranted in any way, and no support is offered for them; you use at your own risk. As a precaution, whenever making changes to your operating system, we recommend you do a full system backup.

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Windows 98SE USB Mass Storage Device Drivers


These drivers offer generic USB mass storage support for Windows 98SE. You should check your version of Windows 98 before installing. Once installed USB mass storage devices should work within Windows 98.
Version 3 of the drivers includes generic USB 2.0 controller drivers adding USB 2.0 support for computers that support it.
To install the drivers
Version 3.x
1. Download the exe file to the desktop
2. Remove ALL drivers for USB flash drives in Device Manager
3. Remove ALL drivers for any USB 2.0 controllers (many have an uninstall option)
4. Remove ALL unknown devices from Device Manager
5. Run the exe file you downloaded, and follow the instructions, rebooting after installation
6. When the computer boots up again, it may detect new USB 2.0 controllers, in which case you may need to reboot again

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