XP Myths

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by hadi, Oct 14, 2005.

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  1. hadi

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    http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/XPMyths.html
     
  2. _Lyn_

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    myth #1: The more updates you pile on, the more stable and secure XP becomes.
     
  3. Mike Swallow

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    Its a good read. I particularly like the debunking of the myth that a hosts file makes you any safer.
     
  4. WSFuser

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    i dont. being a member of Wilders, a security forum, i believe that a HOSTS file helps but like any security program, it may produce false positives and there is that problem with the dns service.
     
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    I particularly like the one about defragging. I get tired of seeing these sites that proclaim there's no reason to defrag XP.. why they would go out of their way to say that, I don't know. It really does work, folks. :)

    I'm really not a fan of HOSTS files either, but I'll agree that there is some security benefit.. just not any more than a generic ad filter (like the Ad Block for Firefox), IMO, and probably less.
     
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