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  • Hello

    I am currently not in a position to purchase a new laptop.

    What can I do in the meantime to protect my laptop once support ends for Window XP.

    Friday, March 28, 2014 8:53 AM

Answers

  • 1. Check your computer more frequently (AV, malware,...)

    2. Do not visit pages that may bring unwanted software (including ads)

    3. Backup your personal data (external HDD, cloud like OneDrive,...)

    4. Do not open attachments from unknown origin as well as "funny" attachments from your friends.

    5. Limit using your computer on public hotspots, coffies, libraries, etc (or avoid these places)

    6. Double check the security of your router at home.

    Regards

    Milos

    Friday, March 28, 2014 9:14 AM

All replies

  • 1. Check your computer more frequently (AV, malware,...)

    2. Do not visit pages that may bring unwanted software (including ads)

    3. Backup your personal data (external HDD, cloud like OneDrive,...)

    4. Do not open attachments from unknown origin as well as "funny" attachments from your friends.

    5. Limit using your computer on public hotspots, coffies, libraries, etc (or avoid these places)

    6. Double check the security of your router at home.

    Regards

    Milos

    Friday, March 28, 2014 9:14 AM
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