I coerced myself into adminning a Windows XP for a relative, and when I started scanning it, I found a huge load of viruses and RATs. Wow. There was even something in the MBR. This gave me a lot of problem, because I now had to restore the MBR to get rid of the trojan.
How to do this? There is actually a great free tool here: Ambience.sk. It’s a lifesaver for Windows XP, which I am glad I don’t have to admin anymore.
There’s an alternative way to get data for the XP install from Microsoft.