Mod Edit: Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/574279/av-for-old-laptop/ - Hamluis.
Hi all, I've just completed a cleaning procedure on a friend old notebook.
- Uninstalled all software also drivers and Acer varius apps (excluded MS updates and MS system software such as .NET and so on).
- Run MBytes (uninstalled after cleaning)
- Run AdwC (uninstalled after cleaning)
- Removed unneeded services and auto start up programs
- Re-installed proper drivers
Here the notebook specs:
Model: Acer Aspire 5510
CPU: Pentium M Centrino 1.6 GHz
RAM: 1 GB
OS: WinXP Pro - SP3
So cleaned, system seems smoother and reactive when I browse file system and so on...
Now I have to choose a security set of tools to add.
Main goal is to not overload system resources too much and maintain system as light as possible.
WinXP support has ended and this notebook will be used as a temporary backup machine in case of main PC breakdown or corruption. So there is no need to set up a (wanna be) invulnerable security configuration, since it will be based on a died insecure OS.
Instead I'd focus on usability of the system, ready to go when it will be needed.
Could you suggest an "essential" security configuration for that machine?
Thanks in advance!
Edited by hamluis, 20 June 2015 - 09:07 AM.
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