Boost security by disabling these 10 Windows XP services
Source: Chad Perrin
As long as Microsoft Windows has been a network-capable operating system, it has come with quite a few services turned on by default. So it's a good idea for security-conscious users to shut down any of these services they aren't using. If you're running Windows XP on your desktop system, consider turning off the services in this list. You may be surprised by what is running without your knowledge.