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Topic review - JUST FOR XP HOLDOUTS.
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  Post subject:  JUST FOR XP HOLDOUTS.  Reply with quote
THANK YOU.
Post Posted: 01 Jan 2017, 21:24
  Post subject:  Re: JUST FOR XP HOLDOUTS.  Reply with quote
The XP Firewall is like Swiss cheese.

Use ZoneAlarm 2017 instead and yes it does still support XP
https://www.zonealarm.com/software/free-firewall/
Post Posted: 21 Dec 2016, 22:19
  Post subject:  WINDOWS FIREWALL.  Reply with quote
You Can Access The WINDOWS Firewall Using 2 Entries Of The Control Panel:

A - Security Center ( Corresponding File - WSCUI.CPL ),

B - Windows Firewall ( Corresponding File - FIREWALL.CPL ).

Using The Links Available In ( A ) You Can Access ( B ).

.CPL Is The Common File Extension For All Control Panel Entries.

Cheers.
Post Posted: 13 Nov 2015, 19:33
  Post subject:  Re: JUST FOR XP HOLDOUTS.  Reply with quote
A41202813GMAIL wrote:
XP SAFETY FINE TUNING SETTINGS.

A - Inbuilt XP Firewall.
Check **ALL** Tabs - Do Not Allow Any Exceptions, Whatsoever.
Check It Again Whenever You Update Any Browser.
CHROME And FIREFOX Will Stab You In The Back.


This whole listing is great, thank you! Yet my brain is out: where is the 'inbuilt XP Firewall'? Thank you for your time!
Post Posted: 13 Nov 2015, 14:33
  Post subject:  JUST FOR XP HOLDOUTS.  Reply with quote
XP SAFETY FINE TUNING SETTINGS.

A - Inbuilt XP Firewall.
Check **ALL** Tabs - Do Not Allow Any Exceptions, Whatsoever.
Check It Again Whenever You Update Any Browser.
CHROME And FIREFOX Will Stab You In The Back.

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B - Auto Starting Programs.

B1 - MSCONFIG.
Some Programs Allow You To Check And Delete Entries.

B2 - Scheduled Tasks.
You Can Delete Entries Yourself.
Check It Again Whenever You Update Any Browser.
OPERA15+ Will Stab You In The Back.

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C - IE8.
Even If You Do Not Use It Directly, IE8 Will Still Be Used In The Background.

C1 - Disable All Downloads ( 8 Places ) - Top Priority Rule.

C2 - Enable Prompting ( 4 Places ) - Secondary Rule.

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D - MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN ENTERPRISE 8.8 Version RP5+.

D1 - Check All Unwanted Programs.

D2 - Programs Executed From The Temp And Download Folders.

D21 - Make All Warnings Mandatory ( 4 Places ) - Red Backgrounded Icon On The Lower Right Of Your Screen.

D22 - Disallow All Executions ( 4 Places ).
If Some Software Does Not Install, Allow ( D22 ) Temporarily, But Disallow It Again After The Installation Is Finished.

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E - Low Tech Security.

E1 - TASKMGR.
After A Brand New XP Installation, Wait 5 Minutes.
Sort The TASKMGR Programs Alphabetically.
Take A Picture With All The Legal Programs Running - It Will Be A Good Future Reference.

E2 - Program Names.
Start In Safe Mode As An Administrator.
Use ZTREE To Change The Names Of All .EXE Files In All Your HDDs.
Create A Lowercase / Uppercase Signature, So If Some Rogue .EXE Program Is Running, It Will Be Easily Spot With TASKMGR.

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Repeat ( E2 ) Whenever Any Software Is Updated.

Cheers.
Post Posted: 13 Nov 2015, 04:31

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