Tip of the Week
With so many viruses,
malware and web lurgies doing the rounds it’s a scary time for the paranoid.
Thankfully most of us have got the message and installed effective security
software and know not to take chances with unsolicited email attachments,
download pirated media or software and avoid dodgy websites, but the threat,
however small, still remains that one day we’ll pick up something nasty. It’s
even more of a concern for users of Windows XP, now that Microsoft has stopped
issuing security updates, and whilst there is still a good selection of free
and paid for security software for XP, many owners feel they’ve been left high
and dry, so what if there was a way to immunise your computer, Windows XP and
later against such misfortunes? Well, maybe there is, and it’s a freeware
utility called Toolwiz Time Freeze. Basically it
stops anything from making changes to your computer by putting all of its
critical system files in a ‘Sandbox’. This is a protected storage area, and
should the worst happen and critical files are interfered with, the changes
will be automatically undone the next time the PC is booted. Should changes be
needed or required you can decide to allow them from an Exclusions list. Simply
put, nothing bad can happen to your PC when Timefreeze is running, and if you
want to live dangerously, you can turn it off with just one click.
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