If you installed XP Service Pack 3 or Windows Server SP2 after September 2008, you need to reapply an important security update.
In addition, if Windows Update offers your XP or Server 2003 system Microsoft’s security bulletin MS08-067 patch, you should install it — even if you’ve previously done so.
Version 3 of Symantec’s Norton 360 security software includes a new “Safe Web” feature that competes directly with McAfee’s SiteAdvisor.
But are Safe Web’s real-time checks of the sites you’re visiting any more effective than SiteAdvisor’s database approach?
If you’re one of the many Windows Secrets readers who’s charged with managing multiple PCs — and I bet you are — you may be juggling a half dozen or more Windows installation CDs and DVDs.
Here’s how to stay sane while making sense of the different setup discs that shipped with the systems.
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay (of the popular televised competition “Hell’s Kitchen”) is notorious for his foul mouth and short fuse. Few and far between are the episodes that don’t culminate in crying contestants, as Gordon summarily rips apart their culinary slogs with a fiery enthusiasm. But where did he acquire such a dramatic and pigheaded disposition?
The tremendous response to our request for your opinion on the best approach to securing your PC gives us much to ponder as we prepare the next Security Baseline update.
Many readers feel that security suites stink, and best-of-breed is the only way to go — but, unfortunately, what’s “best” for one PC can be disastrous for another.
Microsoft’s instructions for disabling AutoRun in Windows XP, which I referred to last week, pointed to an incorrect Registry key.
It’s easy to find the correct key, however, and understanding this Registry tweak can give you fine-grained control over the kinds of external media that AutoRun is allowed to work on.
Windows 7’s arrival is just a few months away, but many people aren’t waiting and just want to replace Vista’s newness — some say weirdness — for the familiarity of XP.
If you long for the good old days of XP and still have your install CD, this step-by-step guide will help you revert to Vista’s predecessor.