Reply 120 of 124, by Jo22
RayeR wrote on 2022-12-19, 15:27:
Also most of modern viruses doesn't work on NT and 9x 😀 (if not intentionally targetted)
Hi there! 🙂 I think it depends..
KernelEx could get them going, if it's installed..
The basic Win32 API, Java, Windows Scripting Host (VBScript, JScript), Shockwave, ActiveX Controls and dotNet Framework are technically all available to Windows 9x.
MSVBVM60, the VB6 runtime, is included from Windows 98 to Windows 11.
VB6 programs run just fine without any user intervention.
It's technically also possible to target Windows 3.1+Win32s.
With Visual C++ 4.0, it works like a charm.
However, most modern compilers/linkers don't include relocation tables anymore,
which are fundamental to the working on Win32s, due to the shared application memory model.
That's why Windows for Workgroups is mostly safe, I think.
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