Free Tools To Secure Windows Against Malware

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humus

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SuperAntiSpyware and ESET On-Line Scanner - both are free and effective stand alone tools.
 

mjmacka

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@EMET Microsoft doesn't support Windows XP anymore. There is no way to secure that OS. You should be running a newer version of Windows or Linux instead of XP.
 

John J Miller

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to those that say switch to Win 7 or 8... there are some of us out here who can't afford the required hardware needed to run either one correctly.
 

jacobian

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Rather sadly, much of the history of Windows security vulnerabilities is due to poor security practices among the users and software developers. Not using administrator account by default could have saved many headaches, and we had Windows 2000, a fine multi-user OS, since when, 1999? (I don't mention NT4 since it wasn't meant to be a consumer-level OS)
 

atwspoon

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to those that say switch to Win 7 or 8... there are some of us out here who can't afford the required hardware needed to run either one correctly.
Wait what? name a system in the past 10 years that cannot run Windows 7. I have installed the OS on numerous laptops and premade desktops from 2006-present. If your machine is more than 10 years old, you're doing it wrong.

"If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:

1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver"
 

gravewax

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to those that say switch to Win 7 or 8... there are some of us out here who can't afford the required hardware needed to run either one correctly.
win 7 and 8 have very low hardware requirements. if you have a machine purchased in the last 15 years it mostly probably will run just fine, if in the last 10 it will almost certainly work.
 
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