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    turning off internet on xp computer

    What do I delete to make a computer no longer being connected to the internet to free up memory? Do I remove firewall, browsers, and antivirus program with updates?

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    Are you talking about memory or disk space?
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    Thank you for responding. I am talking memory.

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    If you are not running a browser, it won't affect the memory being used, so you don't need to uninstall them at all.

    AVs usually need some memory, the amount varying by AV, but it can be meaningful, although usually it is more relevant when scanning. Uninstalling an AV should allow you to have more free memory.

    Finally, if you are using a 3rd party firewall, you can uninstall it. Likely the Windows firewall will take its place and I am not aware of it being uninstallable, but you can disable it. Not sure how much memory that will release, tough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkerson View Post
    Thank you for responding. I am talking memory.
    There are some services that are associated with internet and firewalling that can easily be set to disable:
    http://www.blackviper.com/service-configurations/

    You'll have to look through them and decide on which ones are most appropriate (for your setup) to disable.
    Just make note of what you are doing so that they may be easily reversible should that be needed.
    I also recommend performing an image before and after.
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