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XP: Get Windows 7 Security Features on Your XP System

With the release of Service Pack 2 for Windows XP, Microsoft started to take the security threat seriously, and have continued to improve security throughout Windows Vista and 7. Windows Vista introduced User Account Control, which has been improved in Windows 7, to make sure that insecure applications are not able to run as Administrator and take over your system, for example. This means that XP users are still stuck with the older security features, and miss out on the newer features included in Windows 7. However, with a little bit of tuning and some great free tools, you can easily boost the security of your XP system to get it on a par with Windows 7. In this article, well show you how to take a normal XP system and make it super secure, with all of the latest protection features.

Category: Internet & Security
Issue: 2011 Issue 7 September/October
Operating Systems: XP
Article Reference: X70