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PostSubject: more winxp   2/12/2014, 16:52

I have been reading some more on using XP online after April.

The XP computer , I would only be going online in the even that my win 7 computer was not working. Hope that does not happen. But if it does- I will be needing to get to some websites. Have been reading about ways to minimum risk.


Several things were suggested that are sometimes recommended anyway ; disable remote desktop and remote assistance, use a browser than IE, use a limited account, disable java, keep software up to date , block bad sites (I use immunize of SpyBot, etc.
I am also deleing all data off the XP computer- deleting temp files , cookies etc. Pretty much clearing everything out except programs I want to keep there to use in case of trouble with win 7 computer.

Another thing suggested was to used another firewall rather than windows firewall- because they would stop support the for xp window firewall also.
What firewall would you suggest - is zonealarm a good one - or is there a better one?. Looks like comodo also contains antivirus and I think I prefer to stay with AVAST.

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PostSubject: Re: more winxp   2/12/2014, 22:51

Looks like you pretty much have all your bases covered. I would choose ZoneAlarm for a software firewall over the other free firewall applications.

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PostSubject: Re: more winxp   2/12/2014, 22:53

Repa,

Thanks, then that is probably what I will do.

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