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I'm running Windows ME, FF2.0 is all that's available, How can I protect against viruses?

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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.

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.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • 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

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.8.1.20) Gecko/20081217 Firefox/2.0.0.20

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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.

http://www.clamwin.com/

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. http://www.clamwin.com/