Chapter 8. Let's Smash-Proof Windows: Tweak Windows XP Nice and Tight
In this chapter
In its raw virgin state, Windows XP is horribly vulnerable to viruses, spyware, and other ugly pieces of digital misery. Your best bet is to strip it down naked and rebuild it from the beginning. But if the idea of that gives you a throbbing headache , simply clean it and lock it down with these must-do security tips. Consider this a 10-step, do-it-yourself guide to rock-solid security for Windows XP.