Locking down/future proofing XP Home SP3 laptop
Installing XP Home SP3 on a friend's laptop. He has a tendency to acquire spyware which I have concluded is impossible to suppress. So, what apps do I stick on here to protect this poor soul from himself? I'm talking anti-spyware, anti-virus, etc - and only free apps, please. It's an older laptop with 512mb ram so the smaller the footprint the better. TIA
avg free version
firefox - with no script add-on
Who the fuck do these noobs think they are by not using the search feature?
I think he can choose to use the search feature if and when he wants.
nah, i shoulda )
edit its definitely the same laptop and the same friend. lol.
I would recommend Avast, over AVG for an older computer. My main PC is from the same era as your friends, and I noticed a performance decrease with (the new) AVG; they've added about 9 other things to the security suite, rather than just anti-virus.
Also, right now, RAM is stupid cheap, either on eBay or Frys.com (tons of rebates), so it's worth him spending $20 to buy 1GB of ram to bump it up to 1.5GB, IMO.
[quote80868d3f82="Admin"]nah, i shoulda )
edit its definitely the same laptop and the same friend. lol.[/quote80868d3f82]