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Topazz

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I have been following the thread by Ottomatic http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=57386&highlight=updates+for+windows+98 regarding updating Windows and was wondering if someone could please clarify the difference between closing security holes in Windows itself and in Internet Explorer.

I have Win 98 version 1 and have never installed any updates to the operating system. However, my versions of Internet Explorer 5.5 and Outlook Express both have all the recent security updates installed, so my query is whether my machine is still a security risk on the internet? If so, how and why?

Thank you!
 

eddie5659

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Hiya

Your machine, as long as you have all the latest updates, will not be as much as a threat. You also need a firewall www.zonelabs.com and an uptodate Antivirus.

As to the security patches for your actual Windows, if you go here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/search.asp
and put in the version of Windows and the name of any of your software that you have, you can see if you need to install any updates or patches.

Regards

eddie
 
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