Add-ons for XP Pro?

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    trimis

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    I am looking for suggestions of additional software for XP Pro. For example, I know about Microsoft Office, Windows Sysinternals, and Microsoft EMET. Anything similar I should look into getting?
     
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    for security??

    I am using 360 Internet security by quihoo for my REAL time antivirus

    I also have malwarebytes anti-exploit and malwarebytes antimalware installed

    I have spywareblaster installed

    for clean up I still use disc cleanup, but I do not check temp files , I like the option to clear all restore points except the last one.

    then I use Defraggler and CCleaner from piriform

    You should get an alternate browser, do not use IE, I use firefox

    Also have WOT web of trust installed on my browsers so I can see at a glance if a website has a good reputation or not.

    I use Adfender to stop popup ads

    and Foxit reader for reading pdf's, has a smaller footprint than Adobe Reader.

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    I had EMET installed at one time but did not like it. I could not tell what it was doing and it slowed my system down.
     
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    Thanks, but I know about this sort of software, as Google was quite keen to inform me about it. In the case of EMET, and sysinternals, Google seemed to think it was on a need to know basis, and I didn't need to know. I stumbled across both by accident, and its this sort of stuff, either made by Microsoft, bought-out by them from another source, or given their seal of approval, that I want to know about...no telling how long it will take to stumble across this sort on my own!

    As for what you mentioned, I plan on getting everything except malwarebytes antimalware. I prefer their competitor which does not have such a liberal attitude towards that brand of malware some call PUPs.
     
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    Excellent, thanks! Not far enough along to know any "certain type of program" to ask about. Just looking to see what is out there.
     
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    Okay, let me know if I can help further :)

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    MS Office might require you to buy a licence. Instead, check Libre Office; it's free, and I've used it for years, and haven't been able to find anything it can't handle.
    If you're looking for a small, strong, efficient, word processor, try Jarte; also free. Again, I've used it for years, and will use it long before I turn to Office.
     
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    Thanks for the tip! I'll look into LibreOffice and Jarte...I like choice! Problem with both is I would have to learn how to use them, and my time is limited until I can get everything sorted out. Getting my first PC is a major undertaking and logistics nightmare! I already know Word 2003 as well as I'll ever need to. Can get 'Office 2003 Basic' used (with functional license) for under $50
     
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