Windows XP includes a background service that will examine your system and check against a Microsoft database. It enables you to receive updates, automatically. The snag is, how do you know what information is being transferred regarding your system contents. Nothing sinister, but people are never really assured about the information stored on their computer usage.
XP-AntiSpy 3.96-6 is a small but handy utility that enables users to disable some of the built-in update and authentication features within Windows XP. It will enable you to turn off anything that requires you to share information (personal or regarding your system), over the Internet. To turn off these features, simply click off the supplied checkbox and quit the application.
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