Stop xp updating time
Most anti-virus software makers have pledged support for at least another two years, and even Microsoft’s Security Essentials software will offer anti-malware updates to XP users until next April.And while XP users should ditch Internet Explorer, third-party browsers Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome will support XP after today.Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.
The Windows Update feature allows security updates to be delivered to your computer automatically.
Microsoft has said users could be six times more likely to be infected by malware–a claim echoed by third-party security firms.
As you might expect, Microsoft is pushing for users to upgrade to Windows 8.1 or buy a new PC.
The only two options I'm given is to "Ask Later" or "Update Firefox".]]
Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article. You can try these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software: * [ Safety Scanner] * [ Malware Bytes' Anti-Malware] * [ Anti-Rootkit Utility - TDSSKiller] * [ Adw Cleaner] (for more info, see this [ alternate Adw Cleaner download page]) * [ Hitman Pro] * [ ESET Online Scanner] [ Microsoft Security Essentials] is a good permanent antivirus for Windows 7/Vista/XP if you don't already have one.
Both browsers have built-in security features that can help stave off attacks.
Users may still want to uninstall or disable plug-ins such as Flash and Java, and F-Secure’s Safe & Savvy blog has some other tips for using Windows XP after today.
Laptops and desktops can also view the taskbar while using Metro-style apps, and an “X” button will appear in the top-right corner for closing these apps.
With a mouse or trackpad, you’ll also be able to right-click in Metro apps and the Start screen to view pop-up context menus, similar to those that appear in desktop programs.