Boost security by disabling 10 Windows XP services

I came across this article at TechRepublic few days back about few windows services that we can disable and boost the security of our computers. Following are the services that you can disable without any problem.

  • ISS
  • NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing
  • Remote Desktop Help Session Manager
  • Remote Registry
  • Routing and Remote Access
  • Simple File Sharing
  • SSDP Discovery Service
  • Telnet
  • Universal Plug and Play Device Host
  • Windows Messenger Service

Some of these services may not even installed in your machine, specially some thing like ISS. Better check the services running in you machine and disable unnecessary ones. It can help you in two ways, one is that it will boost the security and other thing is that it will save your system resources  to do some thing useful.

To see list of all the services running in you machine go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services

You can find the original article here >>

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