I want to install an anti-virus, but the downloads (AVG) need me to connect to the internet to install.
Isn't it dangerous to connect to the internet before I've installed the anti-virus?
To update the virus definitions on a computer without Internet or network connections Note: Effective Thursday, August 18, 2005, US Pacific Time, Symantec will no longer release virus definitions that are sized to fit a set of standard 1.44 MB floppy disks.
Due to the increasing size of virus definitions files and the supplanting of floppy disks with other technologies, we will no longer release definitions in this format.
Oh, and this is an ancient laptop and I've just re-installed Win98 (the only legal OS I had on hand). I do have my XP computer to get the files, and that has the anti-virus installed. Take a look at this page and the second download link, it should download the complete installer and not the mini version that downloads from the internet. Whilst you are at it, you may also want to download the latest virus definitions from here.
This was the wrong solution to my problem, but it's still a valid issue: Current anti-virus needs to be installed before connecting to the internet, so an AV install shouldn't require a connection to the internet to install the first time. All this being said, if you are using Windows 98, you may be in trouble because the documentation says that the latest supported version of Windows is 2000. I really just want to get the drivers I need to get this thing working, for word processing (I have CDs) and for the USB driver (another install that seems to want to connect to install).
The installation failed because it could not uninstall the old version (9.0.851). I tried to uninstall the old program through Control Panel and that also failed with the message that the "Uninstall is not possible.
That got me a step further, however a new problem has arisen.
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