That said, while catching up on my RSS feeds, I spotted "Autopatcher For Windows 98 se - MS won't help but this might" posted in the ClifNotes Newsletter:
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"What will you do? You've just re-installed Windows 98 on an old PC. You should get it updated at Microsoft ... uh, be prepared to spend several hours there.
Autopatcher for Windows 98se to the rescue!
I recently tried it, it took about 50 minutes, and it's just chock full of goodies to keep a new Win98 install from becoming immediately infected due to the dozens of security holes they've found in Win98 by now."