XPAntispy

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[[XPAntispy]]

XP-AntiSpy is a little utility that let's you disable some built-in update and authetication 'features' in WindowsXP.
One example is a service running in the background wich is called 'Automatic Updates'. I don't know what this service transfers from my machine to other machines on the internet, especially the MS ones. So I play it safe and disable such functions. You can even disable these function manually, by going through the System and checking or unchecking some checkboxes. This will take you approximately half an hour. But why waste time when a little neat utility can do the job in 1 minute?

This utility has been successfully tested by many users, and has been found to disable all known 'Suspicious' Functions in WindowsXP. It's customizeable, but comes with recommended Default settings.

XPAntispy can be used to disable the following XP features:

-Mediaplayer: Do not acquire licences automatically

-Mediaplayer: Disable identificationb of player by internetsites

-Mediaplayer: Disable automatic codec download

-Errorreporting: Disable error reports

-Explorer: Turn off Remotedesktop support

-IE6: Disable automatic updates

-Internettime: Don't synchronize with internettime

-Services: Disable error-report service

-Services: Disable auto-updates service

-Services: Disable timeserver service

-Regsvr32: Unregister Regwizc.dll

-Regsvr32: Unregister licdll.dll

If you want to learn how you can disable these Windows XP features manually follow the link below and to the right...

[[Manual Configuration]]

-Explorer: Turn off Remotedesktop support - Open the Explorer, right-klick on 'My Computer' and select 'Properties', klick on the Tab 'Remote' and uncheck all Items (there are 2 of them)
Meaning if activated: This gives your machine the ability to be remotely controlled via the internet

-IE6: Disable automatic updates - Open the Explorer, select 'Control Panel' and double click on 'Internet Options', select tab 'Advanced' uncheck 'Automatically check for Internet Explorer Updates'
Meaning if activated: The Internet Explorer automatically connects to MS and checks for updates.

-Internettime: Don't synchronize with internettime - Double click on the clock in the systemtray, select 'Internettime' and uncheck 'Automatically sychronize with an internet timeserver'
Meaning if activated: The system automatically synchronizes it's time with a timeserver at MS.

-Services: Disable error-report service - Open the Explorer, select 'Control Panel' double click on 'Administration' double click on 'Services' double click the entry 'Error reporting Service' and select 'Disabled' as 'Starttype'.
Meaning if activated: A service running in the background, which supports error reporting, if deactivated it saves systemresources.

-Services: Disable auto-updates service - Open the Explorer, select 'Control Panel' double click on 'Administration' double click on 'Services' double click the entry 'Automatic Updates' and select 'Disabled' as 'Starttype'.
Meaning if activated: A service running in the background, which supports the automtic updates of the internet explorer, if deactivated it saves systemresources.

-Services: Disable timeserver service - Open the Explorer, select 'Control Panel' double click on 'Administration' double click on 'Services' double click the entry 'Windows Time' and select 'Disabled' as 'Starttype'.
Meaning if activated: A service running in the background, which supports the automtic synchronizing of the time, if deactivated it saves systemresources.

-Regsvr32: Unregister Regwizc.dll - Select Start->Run, enter in the upcoming dialogbox 'regsvr32 /u regwizc.dll' and press return. a messgebox should pop up, telling you that regwizc.dll was unregistered successfully.

-Regsvr32: Unregister licdll.dll - Select Start->Run, enter in the upcoming dialogbox 'regsvr32 /u licdll.dll' and press return. a messgebox should pop up, telling you that licdll.dll was unregistered successfully