first u must know about my system and software.
I use k-meleon on a old notebook with 166Mhz without MMX and 64Mb ram.
I use k-meleon on win me
I know k-meleon support not really plugins of firefox and co. but i have see other browser company they have realtime antivirus scanner for websides and downloads.
this is what i wish for a secure browseing with k-meleon.
i have running only a pc scanner on this.
1.) K-Meleon can not use most FireFox XUL based extensions and has no xpi installer service. But all current browsers (including Firefox) but except IE share a common "Netscape/Mozilla" plugin model
. When You installed You were asked whether K-Meleon is a Mozilla product or so? If You have chosen it, Your Registry let's Your K-Meleon use Netscape/Mozilla plugins
. When You are installing any plugin or software (e.g. a music player or anti virus software) chose Mozilla/Netscape plugin support - not activeX. If an xpi instaler of plugin is offered - extract it (xpi = zip format!) look inside. It may contain usable plugins.
2.) The Problem is that Windows ME does not do multi tasking well. I used it on a Pentium 500 with 192 MB RAM. You can run Windows ME just with a firewall and scan downloads & mails before You open them. IMHO try to replace PC power with brain.
Maybe get autoruns and process explorer from sysinternals. Have a look on their other tools too. You can make Your system quite secure & faster if You deactivate some processes.
Make sure that no programs except the firewall are in autostart (a virus will have to start without Your help
) and make sure that only known programs run (check it every once in a while, and run a virus scan when the PC is unused). You will get away with that for ages (so did siria and I).
Windows 98 and ME is rare.
Virus programmers will make programs for XP and newer. An unprotected XP without firewall will be infected within a few minutes - that was the first lesson I had to learn when I moved from ME to my first XP machine. The machine was infected before I had updated to SP1
Close possible inroads by deactiavting the dcom services.
Deinstall IE - later reinstall it again. That way it is not auto-starting & eating no CPU time and is less integrated into Your system. Maybe use the free preview of 98lite for (if I remember right it offered that)
. I guesss, You only rarely use IE anyway - so why let it start on every system start
Maybe use Outlook exorzist to deinstall Outlook Express and get a new safer mail program that is less integrated into You system.
Mit freundlichem Gruß aus Hannover / wenn irgend etwas unklar geblieben ist, frag muttersprachlich nach. Dies ist ein mehrsprachiges Forum.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/14/2009 08:23PM by guenter.