Windows XP Reviews

How to survive the XPocalypse

Review by Venom88
about Windows XP and KeyScrambler, Disconnect, HTTPS Everywhere Apr 2014

Since April 8, 2014, support and updates for Windows XP are no longer available.

If you don't want switch to an alternative OS you must protect your PC with a third-party firewall, a good antivirus even free, a browser different from Internet Explorer (which it's the biggest target of malwares) using also other protections like Small KeyScrambler iconKeyScrambler , Small HTTPS Everywhere iconHTTPS Everywhere , Small Ghostery iconGhostery and .

Source: The XPocalypse is Here: It’s Really Goodbye to Windows XP!


End of support on April 2014

Review by Venom88
about Windows XP and Microsoft Security Essentials Jan 2014

As stated in the end-of-support Web page

After April 8, 2014, technical assistance for Windows XP will no longer be available, including automatic updates that help protect your PC. Microsoft will also stop providing Small Microsoft Security Essentials iconMicrosoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP on this date.


Solution for SVCHOST 100% CPU

Review by Venom88
about Windows XP and Internet Explorer Dec 2013

Of course everybody using Windows XP knows the problem about Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer and the svchost which take the CPU to %100.

To resolve this problem I killed the processes svchost and wuauclt.exe, then I searched on the web for Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (KB2898785) [MS13-097] to download the patch by myself, so I found the Security Bulletin from Microsoft: at the section Affected and Non-Affected Software you have to choose your Windows and Internet Explorer version and download it in your language.
Install it (it's a simple exe file) and restart your PC. After this svchost will not give you other problems.

I hope this helped :)