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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.

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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.