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RPC patch Win 95 and 98

By kreardon ·
Microsoft does not have a patch for the Windows 95 and Windows 98 pc's. These operating systems are not supported by Microsoft, but are susceptible because they have Dcom. The virus MSBlaster was designed to hit Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP workstations. That doesn't mean that a new virus won't come out that will hit Windows 95 and 98 pc's.

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Windows 9X NOT SAFE

by TheChas In reply to RPC patch Win 95 and 98

Since Windows 95 and 98 have entered or are past the extended support phase, any new security holes will NOT be patched.

If the security of your systems is important to you, your best option is to either upgrade to W2K or XP, or switch to a version of Linux.

Keeping a good firewall between older systems and the outside world is a good option for a while. However, at some point, that will no longer be enough.

Based on Microsoft's support cycle, you need to budget replacing systems no less than every 4 years for "home" versions of Windows.
You may get 5 or 6 years out of "business" versions.

Think of it as Bill's plan to keep the hardware manufactures in business so that M$ can keep selling new versions of Windows.


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Mircrosoft might not do anything about it

by mattaall In reply to RPC patch Win 95 and 98

Personaly i wouldnt think microsoft will release a patch for win9x but there are ways to avoid getting the virus, you can install an anivirus like norton and install a 3rd party firewall like zonealarm.. But hopefully if there are any new versions of the virus they wont target win9x because im a big fan of 98SE.. ^_^

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