XP Myths

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

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  1. hadi

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  2. _Lyn_

    _Lyn_ Guest

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

    Mike Swallow Guest

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

    WSFuser Registered Member

    Oct 7, 2004
    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.
  5. Notok

    Notok Registered Member

    May 28, 2004
    Portland, OR (USA)
    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.
  6. Paranoid2000

    Paranoid2000 Registered Member

    May 2, 2004
    North West, United Kingdom
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