Solved Suggest softwares for Win XP

March 3, 2019 at 06:28:00
Specs: Windows XP Pro, Pentium M 1.7 GHz, 1024 MB
Specs: IBM Thinkpad T42, Pentium M 1.7 GHz, 1024 MB Ram, 40 GB HDD, Win XP Pro SP3
I use it to
+ watch DVT videos
+ transfer data to Flash drive / PC via LAN/WLAN
+ surfing internet
+ use old graphic softwares Photoshop 7, Corel Draw 12, Freehand 10 and others
It is a slow machine but working fine. but I got some viruses from the notebook to Flash drive. I want it virus free. No antivirus installed.
Kindly suggest softwares who are light in size
1- Antivirus
2- Antimalware
3- Internet Browser
4- System Cleaning/Optimizing/Tweaking Utlity
5- OR any other softwares
6- OR any other suggestion/tips/websites to help

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March 3, 2019 at 08:32:10
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First, make sure you've updated to SP3

Then, this is a decent list:

I would tend to avoid anything under #6 (Utilities). The best utility for XP (cleaning drive, registry) would be CCleaner (get the free version and turn-down the offer to upgrade to Pro...also don't allow anything else to be installed during the installation).

Remember, if you're XP is 32-bit, make sure you only use 32-bit downloads...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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March 3, 2019 at 13:57:57
I don't know which browsers or security programs still work with XP but here's a couple of links, you'll have to experiment:

CCleaner was already suggested. I recommend going to the CCleaner Builds page & downloading the Slim version to avoid dealing with Adware.

To view/listen to videos, DVDs, CDs, MP3s, etc, try VLC Player.

To view images, try IrfanView.

To burn discs, try CDBurnerXP.

If you need an Office Suite, try LibreOffice or WPS Office.

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