Protecting Your Windows XP® System

Last modified: 18Jun06

Disclaimer: These are just some ideas I'm posting. I'm not being paid for this, I'm not an expert, I'm just writing down some ideas which seem to work for me, so -- before trying any of these ideas -- understand that I am not responsible for any consequences of any of the ideas you try.

If you own a personal computer, chances are that it runs some version of Microsoft® Windows®.
While the ideas used here are mostly applicable to Windows XP®, many of them are useful with other Microsoft® operating systems.

The items below go from most important to least important.
You don't have to do them all at once -- start with the first item to get started with some protection, add the 2nd item for more, etc.