XP-AntiSpy – Enable or Disable Windows Functions to Improve Security

Although the Windows operating system offers various security features, there are some aspects that are overlooked. For instance, updates keep arriving from the Internet even when one has disabled automatic downloads for updates. There is a utility called XP-AntiSpy that takes care of such Windows slip-ups. One need not be an expert to use this application. It’s worth mentioning that this application is merely a few kilobytes in size.


It includes a list of around 50 Windows functions that one can enable or disable. The settings are categorized according to application areas such as media player, error reports, network, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Messenger. When you select an option from the list in the main window, a brief explanation of the function appears. However, if you aren’t sure which settings to change, take a look at the ‘Suggested’ section in the ‘Profile’ drop-down menu. Download it

XP-AntiSpy also offers to tune your computer. It helps you increase the number of parallel network connections. This can be done through the ‘Connection limit’ option which is under the ‘Special’ button on the menu bar. Windows has a limitation of 10 simultaneous connections, but with this application, there is no limit. You will need to increase the number of parallel network connections when using file-sharing protocols such as BitTorrent; with this application one often exceeds the limit of 10 parallel connections. You can check the current status by opening the Event Viewer. Simply open the ‘Run’ dialogue box from the Start Menu and type ‘eventvwr.msc’, and then press the [ENTER] key.

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