[time-nuts] Setting Windows XP clock.

John Allen john at pcsupportsolutions.com
Sat Jul 12 23:18:53 EDT 2014

Hi Max - try Dimension 4, www.thinkman.com/dimension4/  In a large number of
situations, XP's time sync does not work.
Dimension 4 works.

Dave - 

With all due respect, there is no problem running Windows XP provided that
you have a good antivirus such as Avast www.avast.com
(Free version).  The one additional protection that you need is a program to
block java and flash exploits.
I only know of one, but it is excellent and the free version is sufficient.
The program is Malwarebytes anti-exploit, (MBAE)

I do agree that Linux and wine are an excellent solution for many.

Regards, John 
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 -----Original Message-----
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of DaveH
Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2014 8:41 PM
To: 'Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement'
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Setting Windows XP clock.

Hi Max

You do not want to have your XP box connected to the internet at all.

This is not something that can be dealt with by any anti-virus software you
are running.

There are parts of XP that can be exploited by an outside hacker. Software
can be installed and run on your system without your knowledge and your
system can be used for sending out spam and hosting illegal files or data
(people's credit card numbers, kiddie porn, etc...) This is done so the
vendor of these files is innocent if their own site is raided.  They direct
their customers to their network of zombie systems whenever a sale is made.

These dangers are real and happening now.

Same thing with Win98 and anything earlier - disconnect them from the
internet ___NOW___

Get Linux and WINE and you will be secure.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com
> [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of Max Robinson
> Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2014 16:30
> To: Time Nuts
> Subject: [time-nuts] Setting Windows XP clock.
> As some of you no doubt know microshaft has stopped supporting windows 
> XP.
> As part of this they have ceased to correct windows XP clocks.  This 
> seams rather small of them as it can't possibly be any inconvenience 
> to them to continue to provide this service.
> I have a program on my old 98 box which runs my weather station 
> program.  On boot-up it contacts some place and corrects the system 
> clock.
>  I put it on
> that machine so long ago I don't remember where I got it or who it 
> contacts.
> Does anyone know of a program I can download that will do the same for 
> my XP box.  I have no intention of upgrading until this box becomes 
> absolutely un-operational.
> Regards.
> Max.  K 4 O DS.
> Email: max at maxsmusicplace.com

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