I'm skeptical only because without an anti virus program it's running fine. However, you don't have to use them and they won't bother you unless you open them. Everything you know about goes double on this older machine, particularly things like paying attention to what you do, surf and run on this machine - making sure to never run anything even remotely suspicious. However, even though it's not a or memory hog, and doesn't appear to be customizable, all of its many options are tucked away in the settings. Can include any of the following: system memory, startup objects, disk boot sectors, system volume information, email, all hard drives, all external devices, all network drives, any folder. Even if you clean up the original infection, the damage will have been done.
By the way, more memory is a great way to handle the performance problem. This antivirus is made for servers but can be used on personal computers as well. In this case, I strongly suggest a hardware firewall, like a router, just to avoid installing more things on your older machine. You won't need an antivirus program with either, freeing up a lot of resources. They have a software store where you download reputable software.
And finally, Autoruns to make sure nothing that is not absolutely essential is starting up. But why upgrade if you're happy with the performance when your antivirus program is running? We run 3 such machines with Mepis 6. There's no reason in exposing yourself to issues that could be easily avoided by having the latest versions. Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date 3 Apr 5, 2019 1 Mar 13, 2019 0 Feb 20, 2019 6 Jan 31, 2019 1 Jan 30, 2019 8 Jan 22, 2019 2 Jan 11, 2019 1 Jan 10, 2019 1 Jun 1, 2018 3 Feb 10, 2018 2 Dec 16, 2017 1 Nov 9, 2016 6 Feb 16, 2016 2 Oct 11, 2015 3 Sep 25, 2015 5 Jul 6, 2015 7 Jun 18, 2015 1 Dec 23, 2014 1 Nov 10, 2014 8 Feb 26, 2010. It's actually remarkable how well Bitdefender runs despite its minimal design. I cleaned out a ton on bloatware and optimized it and when I was done it was running pretty good, that is until I tried to install an antivirus program on it.
This can be managed, in several different ways. There are many companies offering free antivirus software like Avira, Avg, Avast, Mcafee and Norton but are they any good? Without the extra ram it's going to be slow no matter what you do to it. I loaded a free version from the internet and i slowed down my system considerably, so I removed it. Consider a cross-network scan - not a strong recommendation, but something to consider. If you don't find your answer, head out to to ask your question. Antivirus software is widely available on the internet today with countless antivirus software provides to choose from.
It made a big difference, so another 512 couldn't hurt. We just need to take extra care. Antivirus might not run as if it were a dual-core machine, but there are some options. The scan can be disabled in the the settings and can still be initiated manually at any time. Forti-client also has web security and it works very well. I don't connect it to other computers and as such just tinker with it by itself.
I do not use it for the internet but just some personal work, load photos from camera and mp3 files. The problem now is, I hate getting rid of a machine when its running so well. Secure the rest of your network. I'm skeptical only because without an anti virus program it's running fine. Avast, avg and maybe bitdefender and Avira manipulate your ssl Traffic with own certs so you can't verify Websites because you only see the Antivirus vendor as owner.
You can also lock your settings so that nothing can be changed; this works so well that only a format of the computer will remove the lock learned this the hard way. If it has 256 megs or less it would be beneficial to add more ram. The program interface itself is easy to read and navigate, but it might be a bit too much for a novice user. Then use DiskMax on it, followed by Eusing Free Registry Cleaner. I think Puppy is easier. Avira is fairly light and using that with Windows Firewall and a router will give you more than enough protection to do as you wish. I still have an old Vista laptop that is somehow still running after 8 years.
I know you are, but I need this for completeness. Anyways, the feedback to my question has been very useful to me. If what you're attempting to do can be done with Linux and applications available for Linux, then that's a very lucrative approach. It's not a clean install. You should be doing this already, of course, but this becomes doubly important as you now have a machine you know you can't completely secure.
No heavy applications such as simulation or fast action video games, but it is still running. Because of Windows' huge market share, almost all malware targets vulnerabilities in Windows. I have had Forti-client remove an infected program before chrome was even done downloading it. Now I hear that it is just locking up constantly. Ultimately, the life of older machines can be extended much longer than most people seem to think. This could be slow, and not all anti-malware software will do it. You can drag and drop folders and files directly into the program to instantly run a scan against them, as well as immediately start a full system scan or scan select objects from the right-click context menu—all of which can run at the same time.