I'm running Windows ME, FF2.0 is all that's available, How can I protect against viruses?
Since I'm running Windows ME everything is somewhat limited. At the FF Homepage it states I should upgrade, however I know this not an option for me. What can I do to protect myself from obtaining viruses and what-not while running the FF2.0? I understand it's an old operating system but upgrading to another is not an option for economic reasons, in short, I'm poor, so I have to work with what I have. I like FF way better than IE and would like to continue to use it.
Modified by Steve5160
Additional System Details
- Default Plug-in
- Shockwave Flash 9.0 r289
- Java Plug-in 1.5.0_16 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)
- Adobe Acrobat Plug-In Version 6.00 for Netscape
- DRM Netscape Network Object
- DRM Store Netscape Plugin
- Npdsplay dll
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/20081217 Firefox/126.96.36.199
Firefox isn't an anti-virus program. Regardless of which version of Firefox you are using, you need a good anti-virus application, in addition to Firefox.
I am using Clamwin on an old Win98 PC, that I can't tear out of my mother's hands long enough to break it and force her to use the new PC we bought her almost 3 years ago. Most AV vendors dropped support for 98/SE/ME a few years ago and Clamwin seems to be one of the few AV applications that still supports those old OS's. And it is a free, open source program.