Anti-virus on Windows 95
Question : None of the major anti-virus vendors seem to make software that
works with Windows 95, which I still use. Are there any antivirus options that
would work for my computer?
Answer : Windows 95, which celebrated its 10th birthday this year, was
officially retired by Microsoft several years ago when the company
discontinued support for the product. Many software companies have also
stopped making their programs compatible with Windows 95, instead certifying
their products for Windows 98 and later versions.
Even though many larger security-software companies no longer include
Windows 95 compatibility in their antivirus offers, a number of smaller
companies do. For example, AVG Anti-Virus from Grisoft is available in both a
free version (free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2) and a professional edition
with more features for $39; both work with Windows 95.
Solo Antivirus from SRN Micro Systems ($25 at www.srnmicro.com) works with
Windows 95, as does Quick Heal Anti-Virus 2006 from Cat Computer Services ($30
at www.quickheal.co.in). Free trial versions of both are available. Other
programs for Windows 95 are listed at the Windows Marketplace site