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Questions Re Using XP

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#1 justindaniels


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Posted 17 June 2018 - 03:43 PM

I try to be careful as to what websites I visit, but since my computer is old, any web browsing done in windows 7 is very slow, and videos are horrible quality. I can't get a new computer just yet, but when I do, I won't use XP much for web browsing anymore (but still keep it for offline use).


While I have to use XP, what is the best free antivirus and the best web browser I could use? (I know it won't be completely safe to use XP, but I want it to at least be as safe as possible.

Edited by hamluis, 17 June 2018 - 07:37 PM.
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#2 eLPuSHeR


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Posted Yesterday, 05:51 AM

AVAST free installed without bloat (custom installation). Panda Free is also good. AVIRA. There are a lot to choose from.

As for browser I recommend Firefox.

Don't forget to add Malwarebytes AntiExploit as an added security layer (it will work for most browsers and it's free)

And then, you can download Lawrence Abrams (Grinler)'s RKILL and run it before AdwCleaner to have a second opinion scanner.


In fact, I would run RKILL+AdwCleaner before installing anything. DO NOT reboot PC after running RKILL...

#3 MarkMackerel


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Posted Today, 09:04 AM

Hackers have created software that scans the internet for people using vulnerable OS's, especially XP so you are taking a pretty big risk no matter what AV you have

Edited by MarkMackerel, Today, 09:04 AM.

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