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Offline metaxa

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After Changing to ADSL Connection
« on: February 18, 2006, 06:38:36 PM »
After getting myself an ADSL connection, I have two questions regarding avast Home:

1. The little window announcing new updates doesn't occur any more - why?

2. I've read in these forums that the Zone Alarm Free firewall works well with avast. But my Win98 seems to be a problem as the Zone company emphasizes that Win98me/SE is the oldest edition that they support. Is my Win too old or have I misunderstood their message?

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Re: After Changing to ADSL Connection
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2006, 07:37:09 PM »
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Welcome to the forums, metaxa!    :)

For the updates problem, try this:

Right click the "a" ball on task bar > click on Program Settings... > click on Update[Connections] in left pane > checkmark second option and not first option > click OK.

As far as ZA Free is concerned, I think you are misunderstanding their message. My old computer, which I still use, is running W98SE and the ZA Free firewall without a problem. So, your computer should also be OK with this.    :)

I hope this helps you.


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Re: After Changing to ADSL Connection
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2006, 07:46:38 PM »
1. Have you checked that updates are indeed being done ?
- Check about avast latest 4.6.763 and VPS version 0607-2
- Check the Program Settings, Update (Connections) that the connection type matches your connection type.

2. So long as the magic words 'the Zone company emphasizes that Win98me/SE is the oldest edition that they support.' are correct then if you only have win98 not 98SE it may not work for you.

However, a google search http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Zone+Alarm+with+windows+98 has many hits, and win98 would appear to be OK.
http://www.download.com/3000-2092-10039884.html
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Re: After Changing to ADSL Connection
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2006, 08:00:30 PM »
Another consideration is that ZA guarantees protection only while Microsoft supports your operating system.  Since Microsoft plans to end support for Windows 98/SE/ME on July 11, 2006 ZA support will theoretically end then too. 

Although I expect ZA will continue to work on older operating systems for some time after that date its functionality may diminish or end without much warning.
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Re: After Changing to ADSL Connection
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2006, 05:52:58 PM »
Hi. Thanks to you all for your kind help. avast Update is in perfect order now. And as to Zone Alarm Free vs Win98, I feel encouraged to give it a try. Best regards, metaxa

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Re: After Changing to ADSL Connection
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2006, 07:16:37 PM »
Glad we could help, welcome to the forums.
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