Windows® ME Antivirus Software
Installation of antivirus on Windows® ME and features of Windows® ME.
Windows® ME is a graphical operating system that was released by Microsoft®. Windows® ME was the successor to Windows® 98 and was targeted specifically at home PC users. Computers are prone to attacks by malicious programs, including viruses, Trojans, root kits and worms. To protect the PC from malware attacks, various antivirus software have been developed.
Various issues related to antivirus on Windows® ME and features of Windows® ME are discussed in the following points.
- Installation of an antivirus on Windows® ME
- Upgradation of antivirus on a computer with Windows® ME
- Windows® ME features
Installation of an antivirus on Windows® ME
An antivirus software is used to prevent, detect, and remove malware, including computer viruses, worms, and Trojan horses. Such programs might also prevent and remove adware, spyware, and other forms of attacks. In order to prevent the computer from being attacked, antivirus software needs to be installed. You need to choose the antivirus software which is supported by Windows® ME. Some antivirus software that could be used with Windows® ME are Norton™ AntiVirus, BitDefender Antivirus 2010, Kaspersky® Anti-Virus and McAfee® AntiVirus Plus. You need to download the antivirus software from the product website and run the installation wizard to install the antivirus on the computer.
Upgradation of antivirus on a computer with Windows® ME
It is important to regularly update an antivirus so that it is able to detect the new security threats. Everyday new viruses are created, which can only be detected by an antivirus if the latest security definitions are installed. New virus definitions are periodically released by antivirus developers. It is recommended that you should set the antivirus to automatically download updates whenever they are available.
Windows® ME introduced the Windows® Movie Maker software which provides basic video capturing and editing features, and is designed for home users. It provides users with the ability to capture, edit, and re-encode media content into the Windows Media® format, which is a compressed format and require only a minimal amount of storage space on the computer’s hard disc. The operating system includes Windows Media® Player 7, which has an integrated jukebox and interactive skins that allow consumers to personalize the look, feel, and operation of the player by changing the user interface. Windows® ME introduced Windows® Image Acquisition API for a standardized method which allows Windows® applications to transparently and easily communicate with image acquisition devices, like digital cameras and scanners. Windows® ME also has the feature of restoring the computer. It is intended to work as a rollback and recovery feature because if the installation of an application or a driver adversely affected the system, you need to undo the installation and return the system to a previously working state.