What Security Software Are You Using to Secure Windows XP in 2019???

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by Janie D., Jun 1, 2019.

  1. Janie D.

    Janie D. MDL Novice

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    Technical support or share tips and tricks for Windows XP / Older OS.

    Sorry all...I'm new here but wanted to pick brains far wiser than mine. I'm running up against a hard deadline to continue securing my XP SP3 system. Currently running Bitdefender Total Security 2015 that is set to expire in about 2 months. I'm finding it difficult to identify an appropriate "paid" replacement now in 2019 that will allow me to continue to secure Windows XP to the best of my ability -- it seems, most providers have piggy-backed on the bandwagon to discontinue support of it. There HAS to be some paid package I can consider -- I know some offer freeware, but my confidence level on those are low.

    I've had a brand new Ryzen 7 Windows 10 system that's been sitting in a box for over a year now...and do have a Windows 10 laptop that I hate using. My old reliable workhorse gets the job done at MY direction because I can't stand the babysitting big-brother involved with the "new & improved." Plus I've got a small fortune in apps and hardware that I can't migrate to Windows 10.

    How are you securing your Windows XP systems? Thanks for any guidance you can give!
     
  2. assenort

    assenort MDL Novice

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    Symantec Endpoint Protection Client

    It is very heavy on the hardware, but is easily configurable and does a pretty good job for me.
     
  3. MELERIX

    MELERIX MDL Addicted

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    #3 MELERIX, Jun 5, 2019
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    I use MICROSOFT SECURITY ESSENTIALS v4.4.304.0 + extra feature PUA protection enbaled by registry key...

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware]
    "PUAProtection"=dword:00000001
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\MpEngine]
    "MpEnablePus"=dword:00000001
     
  4. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    just keep it turn off is the safes ;)
     
  5. livecd

    livecd MDL Novice

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    I find the best way to keep your Xp safe and secure is to use Disk2vhd to back up Xp in the state it is in, so if you experience a crash or get ransomware, you literally have a backup of everything in a Vhd. Of course, that's if you don't use it very often.