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Windows 95 and adware?

I am using Windows 95 and Netscape 7.1 and everything has been working fine for months. A couple weeks ago I started having a problem where Internet Explorer keeps coming up with advertisements. The only thing I can think of is that it is some kind of adware. My problem is that the adware scanning programs I am finding are for Windows 98 and newer versions. Does anybody have any idea what I should do?

Would somebody tell me if Ad-aware SE Personal Edition 1.03 is a newer version of Ad-aware 6.0. I am asking this for my brother who is running Windows XP.

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Look for IERADICATOR to toast IE if you want, but 95 is what it is and support has faded.

Bob

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My problem is that the adware scanning programs I am finding are for Windows 98 and newer versions.
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SPYBOT S+D (run it through Goggle) seems to say it supports w95.


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Would somebody tell me if Ad-aware SE Personal Edition 1.03 is a newer version of Ad-aware 6.0.
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YES.

I suspect that over time adaware 6.0 won't see more updates.

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Yes -1.03, time running out as Proffitt says

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Go to Lavasoft home page and you'll see that newest version, free for home use, good for XP.
Really consider upgrade to W98se. Get good used <8gb hard drive from Ebay or where ever, for new load and slave the W95 Hdd to find drivers in INF folder.
Most people won't upgrade because programs will be lost as they don't have the install CD or install backups and it takes some down time.
Soon enough, W98se and PCs slower than 500mhz will be too outdated. Limp along on W95 and you'll continue to lose ground and face problems.

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Kelray,

Both Spybot and Adaware 6.0 do run on Windows 95. In fact, I don't know any application program (I'm waiting for corrections now) that does run on Windows 98 and does not run on Windows 95.
Spybot is much slower than on my Win98 machine, but I suspect that's simply because of a slower CPU, less RAM and a slower disk.

As long as you're aware that Microsoft doesn't supply security updates for Win95 since years, and for IE5.5 since January 2004, there's no reason to upgrade as long as you're happy with the machine and what's running on it.

Have a good hunt.


Kees

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