Best way to lock down Windows XP Pro SP3

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by max2, Sep 10, 2013.

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  1. max2

    max2 Registered Member

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    Want to make sure I did everything I could. This is a really old system. I did try going to Windows 7 but it ran so slow and the video card drivers don't exactly support it. Youtube videos as a small video work and play fine but once you enlarge them or full screen them they slow down a lot.
     
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    Not exactly sure what you mean by "lock down," but if this is a security issue, you could definitely add a layer of protection by adding NoVirusThanks, EXE Radar Pro (an anti-executable), which literally includes some "lockdown" modes. I'm using XP SP3 here and it works great.

    Hope I understood your question:eek: .
     
  3. max2

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    Yeah I think I locked it down more than those programs. Thank though.
     
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    I put an XP Pro for same reason on old system of relative. Running solely LUA plus SRP with Yandex as browser (has Kapersky build in) and Norton DNS. Added Sysrestore to be able to revert to clean image.

    For lockdown timefreeze might be a good option (in stead of sysrestore)
     
  5. vojta

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    Did you try to disable 'hardware acceleration' in the flash player?
     
  6. max2

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    Yes could a P4 1.6 Ghz really handle full screen flash videos ?
     
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    I guess it would choke easily. I have just tried to run a Youtube 720p video full screen with a 2.4 GHz quadcore (2.4 GHz x 4, then) and it takes around a third of its processing power.

    Situation can only get worse with a modern OS like Windows 7, I think you do the right thing coming back to XP. But take into account that security patches and updates for XP will cease in April 2014.
     
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    Yep I am trying a greasemonkey script for Firefox 24 using VLC Player instead of Flash for youtube videos to see how it works.

    Hopefully I can get at least 720p running smoothly. I would be shocked if I got 1080p running smoothly.
     
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    Ok I got 720p to play perfectly on Youtube on the ancient system.

    1080p works but barely. It is better to just use 720p.
     
  11. Snoop3

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    just get a YouTube browser like MiniTube. cost like $10 for Windows iirc and free on Linux.
     
  12. J_L

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    What's your GPU? You can check if it's being used with GPU-Z.
     
  13. blasev

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    older machine run puppy linux nicely.
    if you only use it for browsing, music, and video, puppy linux should be more than sufficient.
    not bullet proof, but should be safer than windows xp
     
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