However, I cannot get the Windows Defender definitions to update and cannot install any free antivirus. The Windows Update error message just says the malware updater stopped working. The install routines for Avast, etc., say the the program cannot run on the system because the CPU lacks the SSE2 instruction set. This isn't surprising for a machine I purchased in 2002. I suspect the non-compliant SSE2 CPU is also the cause for the failure of Windows Defender definitions to update although I can't find any information on the topic.
Does anyone know of an AV program that will run on a Pentium III mobile system?
Thanks for any suggestions anyone can give.
(A veteran of too many ThinkPads to remember, starting with a 720 in 1993, now an X1 Yoga.)
I wouldn't necessarily trust anything running on such an old machine to be regularly updated for new threats anyways.
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Now stop complaining and get back to work with your "wrongly configured" box of pixels.
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Current antivirus software I've seen requires at least 1.5GB RAM. The X23 has a maximum less than half of that.
The system would be continuously using the swap file even with no other programs running.
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