Windows® ME Compatible Antivirus Software
Some of the Windows® ME Compatible Antivirus Software
Windows® ME is a special Millennium Edition operating system launched by Microsoft® in the year 2000. It is no longer supported by Microsoft Corporation, the creator of this operating system. This operating system was created targeting the home-based PC users. Though this operating system was the successor of Windows® 9X operating system, it did not support real mode MS-DOS®. As a result the boot time of the system with Windows® ME operating system increased. As this operating system has limited abilities to upgrade software, it was never a desirable OS by PC users. For smooth functioning of your PC with Windows® ME OS, it is necessary that it is completely free from any virus, spyware, malware, adware, etc. Therefore, it is extremely necessary to install a good antivirus in your system to protect it from such online security threats.
Some of the antivirus software compatible with Windows® ME OS are:
- Norton Internet Security
ClamWin exists as open-source software which gives the users free access to it. You can schedule your system scan using this software, though it scans the PC only when you are logged on to it. In order to provide real-time protection, ClamWin needs an add-on called Clam Sentinel attached to it. ClamWin is not an effective removal tool for Trojan horses and other malicious online threats.
Often referred to as KAV, Kaspersky Anti-Virus is a software that is designed especially for computers running on Windows operating system. Kaspersky can make up for the shortcomings of ClamWin antivirus software. The security solutions offered by Kaspersky can perform real-time scanning and has proved effective against Trojan horses, spyware, malware, worms and rootkits. But with such features come some disadvantages too, as lack of firewall, antispam and parental-control tool.
If you are a regular Internet user and your system is running on Windows ME, you can go for Norton Internet Security to safeguard your computer from web infections. This software provides a personalized firewall and a spam filter, apart from other basic security features to protect you from online threats. Norton AntiVirus was developed by Symantec Corporation. They also offer a special Netbook edition of the software designed for your netbooks running on Windows ME operating system.