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Hi All,

I appreciate this is little OT but the community here seems to know as much
about this sort of thing as anywhere and I can't post to
alt.computer.security at the moment.

I have an elderly but perfectly functioning windows 2000 PC that I keep
fully patched and protected with AVG, Spybot, Sygate. It sits behind a ADSL
firewall router. The PC meets my basic needs of a few games, but quite a bit
of web browsing and email.

Do I NEED to upgrade this PC to XP in order to remain secure?

Thanks for any advice.

Regards.
Bill.



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Bill wrote:

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No.

I've also an old PIII running Win2K SP4 and it is still working just
fine. I keep it for doing a bit of work with Visual FoxPro, which I
don't have on my main (Ubuntu) PC.

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| Hi All,

| I appreciate this is little OT but the community here seems to know as much
| about this sort of thing as anywhere and I can't post to
| alt.computer.security at the moment.

| I have an elderly but perfectly functioning windows 2000 PC that I keep
| fully patched and protected with AVG, Spybot, Sygate. It sits behind a ADSL
| firewall router. The PC meets my basic needs of a few games, but quite a bit
| of web browsing and email.

| Do I NEED to upgrade this PC to XP in order to remain secure?

| Thanks for any advice.

| Regards.
| Bill.


No, not yet as Microsoft is still pushing Win2K security updates.

However instead of relying on just a software FireWall application, I suggest
putting the
PC behind at least a NAT Router or a NAT Router with full FireWall capabilities.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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David H. Lipman wrote:
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Yes, the router is IMO essential equipment. I'd like to see a broadband
modem + router combination, is there such a thing? Confess I haven't looked.

I've kept the old W2K box, too. Not worth $$$ as a used machine, but
worth peace of mind when the grandkids come, they don't fight over who
gets to play on-line games. W2K is still perfectly compatible with
Webkinz, etc. Fired it up the other day after about three months idle
time, and it took almost an hour to download and install all then
updates I'd missed.

HTH

--
Wolf Kirchmeir

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| Yes, the router is IMO essential equipment. I'd like to see a broadband
| modem + router combination, is there such a thing? Confess I haven't looked.

| I've kept the old W2K box, too. Not worth $$$ as a used machine, but
| worth peace of mind when the grandkids come, they don't fight over who
| gets to play on-line games. W2K is still perfectly compatible with
| Webkinz, etc. Fired it up the other day after about three months idle
| time, and it took almost an hour to download and install all then
| updates I'd missed.

| HTH

| --
| Wolf Kirchmeir

Yes, there are modem+router combos.

Example:
Westell 2200 ADSL Modem and Router.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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Thanks All,

The router is a 3com office connect ADSL Wireless 11g Firewall Router. My
W2K PC is hardwired to it though. I 'think' it is a NAT. At least in the
advanced settings NAT is enabled.

Is that it?

Regards.
Bill.


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| Thanks All,

| The router is a 3com office connect ADSL Wireless 11g Firewall Router. My
| W2K PC is hardwired to it though. I 'think' it is a NAT. At least in the
| advanced settings NAT is enabled.

| Is that it?

| Regards.
| Bill.

Since you mention it is WireLess...

You need to make sure the WireLess capabilities are locked down/disabled to
prevent War
Driving, etc.

Now just parctice Safe Hex !  :-)



--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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Not in my opinion, no.


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Regards,
Dustin Cook,  Author of BugHunter
BugHunter - http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk
MalwareBytes - http://www.malwarebytes.org
  


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It's Windows. It will never be secure.

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