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Hello to all.
I'm new to this site. I'm still running Xp SP3 on my Dell 9300. I love XP.
Now I'm getting the error message "your clock is ahead" on many of my favorite sites. Is there a work around so I can continue to access the sites?
My apologies if this has already been dealt with.

Regards.....jorgek
 

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Run timedate.cpl and see if you're in the correct zone etc.
 

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This appears to be a Chrome issue from what I read. Probably exacerbated by running XT. Have you tried different browsers?
 

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Yep, something about Chrome and certain operating environments seems to be the cause of that error.
 

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I guess your cover is blown? You tried to hide the fact that you are from the very near future by using an ancient operating system but advanced system information detectors from chromium noticed you are a time traveler.
 

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As a general comment ....

You're probably going to find that more and more programs will not be compatible with XP and if they run on it at all, will tend to throw up odd problems.

XP has of course not been supported since 8th April 2014, so is no longer being patched, and was probably the least secure OS that Microsoft ever made, so going online with it is pretty much an open invitation for anyone who wants to infect your machine.

Nothing you can do will secure it ....... period.
 

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I completely disagree with Gary R on both counts.
You've got the compatibility thing backwards, people use XP primarily because the applications they choose are not compatible with the newer Microsoft disasters they call "Operating Systems." On the other hand one could easily install XP in a virtual machine if they really need the newer OS (which they almost definitely do not need.)
XP may not be secure, but it never was & neither is any other Microsoft OS despite the built in invasive annoyances in Windows 10 & 11 which make them harder to use instead of safer to use. The only thing that makes XP somewhat less secure in some cases is that most people use the 32-bit version. Microsoft "updates," & "patches" have never improved security since XP Service Pack 2, & I am very aware that it seems crazy to say that but taking an honest look at the security issues that are most common it is strangely true the majority of the time. If you take security seriously and know what you are doing then you are not using Microsoft Operating Systems PERIOD. No offense to anyone, I'm just trying to keep it realistic. On the other hand, all security risks have always been overstated, so unless you constantly visit sites you should not, there is probably little to worry about. Anti-virus/anti-spyware rarely helps anything.
 

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You're living in a fantasy world Pegatron, but I'm not going to waste time arguing with you on a subject that all the recognised experts know to be true.

If you want to believe that an unpatched system is as secure as one that is regularly patched, then I'll leave you with your delusion.

You're right when you say that a person's browsing habits are a large contributor to their online security, but you're wrong in thinking that by keeping just to "safe" sites you'll remain uninfected. Well know sites are regularly hacked, and landing on one with an unpatched system makes you subject to all sorts of exploits that a fully patched system would not be vulnerable to.
 

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You're living in a fantasy world Pegatron, but I'm not going to waste time arguing with you on a subject that all the recognised experts know to be true.

If you want to believe that an unpatched system is as secure as one that is regularly patched, then I'll leave you with your delusion.

You're right when you say that a person's browsing habits are a large contributor to their online security, but you're wrong in thinking that by keeping just to "safe" sites you'll remain uninfected. Well know sites are regularly hacked, and landing on one with an unpatched system makes you subject to all sorts of exploits that a fully patched system would not be vulnerable to.
LOL. Please at least don't wear a $teve Ha®vey mask for Halloween and try to sell me $antavirus software with Balmer's shiny head face on it. I've never used any antivirus or antispyware and I've never been inconvenienced any more than anyone else.
 

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Lucky you ....... most are not so fortunate.

Some people walk down the middle of the highway without getting hit by a truck, but that doesn't mean it's a good idea.
 

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Lucky you ....... most are not so fortunate.

Some people walk down the middle of the highway without getting hit by a truck, but that doesn't mean it's a good idea.
I just think you are making mountains out of molehills. And when you keep doing that, things get confusing, and that's fine if that is your goal. Threat is misunderstood and exaggerated, but business is business I suppose.
 

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Pegatron: The individual you're speaking with is a trained Security Specialist. Any further comments along previous lines will be considered flaming.


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For the last 15 years I have helped literally thousands of people remove infections from their machines, on this and several other forums, so I know very well just what risk people are taking if they do not properly secure their machines.

I have no idea what your experience is, but I have met a number of people with your attitude to security, mostly when I''m helping them to remove malware from their computers.
 

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Identifying scams is not flaming but thank you for overreacting even though I don't enjoy it.
OK, you have my curiosity peaked. What part of those comments constituted a scam?
 
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