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Re: Avast 4.8.1368 - Windows 98 Help -Error message
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2016, 01:08:42 PM »
Yes, but your biggest issue besides running outdated anti-virus is you need a lot more RAM.
256 MB is not enough anymore. RAM is fairly cheap so adding 2 GB RAM would go a long ways
in solving your predicament. Even if you download v4.xxx you will not be getting anymore vps updates.
See https://blog.avast.com/2015/05/06/support-for-older-avast-windows-consumer-version-will-end/

When was the last time you cleaned your HDD?
Try using http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/builds

Your best bet in the long run and will perhaps save you pain and suffering is to find a way to upgrade you present computer.
Or save up enough money to buy a new one. Either way running outdated anything will cause you nothing but headaches.
Running an old dinosaur is not good any way you look at it. Since Microsoft stopped supporting XP people have moved on to
either Win7 or Win10. Even my Linux (in a virtual machine) needs to be updated from time to time.

The motherboard max supported ram is 256MB. I can not upgrade to more ram. I live in a poor country. Can not afford new computer. This Windows 98 computer has served me well for many many years.

I installed the older version of Avast and updates did not work. But three days ago, the updates start to work again.

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Re: Avast 4.8.1368 - Windows 98 Help -Error message
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2016, 01:11:14 PM »
A 256Mb ram stick is only about $2,50
A 512Mb one is around $5,00
If you have onboard video, put in a video card and things will speed up noticeably.

But if you look around a bit you can have a PIII system fully working for around $50
Throw XP or Vista on it and enjoy the latest avast version


The motherboard max supported ram is 256MB. I can not upgrade to more ram.

My specs bare run Windows 98. Not sure if they could run Windows XP. Where could I get windows Xp?

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Re: Avast 4.8.1368 - Windows 98 Help -Error message
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2016, 01:13:23 PM »
The size of the VPS updates for older version has been heavily reduced.
W8.1 [x64] - Avast Free AV 23.3.8047.BC [UI.757] - Firefox ESR 102.9 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 102.9.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 109.0 - Cleanup 23.1 - SecureLine 5.18 - DriverUpdater 23.1 - CCleaner 6.01
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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Re: Avast 4.8.1368 - Windows 98 Help -Error message
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2016, 01:13:54 PM »
Thank you Avast Support for fixing Avast. A few days ago the updates download without any problem. Thank you very much. I can now have some safety when going on line with my Windows 98 system. I have not been on line much since the problem showed up.

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Re: Avast 4.8.1368 - Windows 98 Help -Error message
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2016, 01:16:24 PM »
Thanks for the feedback.
W8.1 [x64] - Avast Free AV 23.3.8047.BC [UI.757] - Firefox ESR 102.9 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 102.9.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 109.0 - Cleanup 23.1 - SecureLine 5.18 - DriverUpdater 23.1 - CCleaner 6.01
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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Re: Avast 4.8.1368 - Windows 98 Help -Error message
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2016, 05:16:32 PM »
A 256Mb ram stick is only about $2,50
A 512Mb one is around $5,00
If you have onboard video, put in a video card and things will speed up noticeably.

But if you look around a bit you can have a PIII system fully working for around $50
Throw XP or Vista on it and enjoy the latest avast version


The motherboard max supported ram is 256MB. I can not upgrade to more ram.

My specs bare run Windows 98. Not sure if they could run Windows XP. Where could I get windows Xp?
you should be able to run windows XP ok, but it is no longer supported by microsoft for security patches & updates
you can get XP on ebay.
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Re: Avast 4.8.1368 - Windows 98 Help -Error message
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2016, 06:26:12 PM »
you should be able to run windows XP ok, but it is no longer supported by microsoft for security patches & updates
you can get XP on ebay.
Well, W98 isn't supported either. ;)
W8.1 [x64] - Avast Free AV 23.3.8047.BC [UI.757] - Firefox ESR 102.9 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 102.9.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 109.0 - Cleanup 23.1 - SecureLine 5.18 - DriverUpdater 23.1 - CCleaner 6.01
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0