Today as most of new windows are coming from Microsoft (Vista, Seven, etc) and Xp is going to be expire (in 2014). The main cause of ending of XP is "Low Security". Following are some Tricks to raise a little more security on your XP.
1. Immediately create a System Restore Point after Fresh installation of windows XP.
2. After Installation of XP Create two User Accounts (1 Password protected Account with administrative privileges and second Limited Account for your regular use. If you ant to create more user accounts so also create them "Limited")
3. Disable Autoruns. (See This post For Further info on http://www.daniweb.com/hardware-and-software/microsoft-windows/windows-tips-n-tweaks/threads/360978).
Ok now i am going to explain why to do all this.
1.Create System Restore:-
If you use XP so you have to reinstall XP many times due to many causes like: Virus Problem, Slowdown of PC, Installed Two Much Software, Windows Not Working Correctly, Windows Files Corrupted, Etc etc etc. By creating restore after a fresh install of XP, you will be able to solve these problems without re-installing windows and get the felling of newly installed OS.
2.Create Limited Account:
By creating limited account your security will raise to next level. Because of many restrictions in windows XP, Many Viruses will be unable to change/Modify/Delete you windows files and they will also unable to harm your Computer
Today almost everybody know that what is a Autorun.inf file? And Autorun is the major Source of spreading of Viruses. By Disabling Autorun, you will be able to get Protected from Many Viruses
Please Tell me if there are more ways to raise security in XP.
Warning: Use All These Tricks at your own Risk. I am not responsible for any kind of harm on you PC. Be-sure to check comments before applying these tricks
Please tell me if there are negative factors of these tricks (I am saying this because i am not sure about Step 1. I have created Sys-Restore after installing my XP [4 years ago] and i haven't re-installed my OS or used system restore after that because my PC works fine)