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Windows XP Service Pack 2 released
The Windows XP Service Pack 2 is finally available. According to Microsoft, past viruses such as Sasser, MyDoom or Blaster should no longer have a chance, because with Service Pack 2, Windows finally wants to bring security to the computer.
Downloading the service pack is free, plugging in security holes and updating new features. The SP2 stands under the big motto 'security'.
Microsoft offers the following security techniques with Service Pack 2:
Protection against attacks via the Internet, especially against worm attacks such as Sasser and Blaster.
Protection against the feared memory overflow or underflow, which is often abused by hackers in order to gain unauthorized control over the computer.
protection against mail warmers like Sobig by improved control of attachments in Outlook Express and Windows Messenger.
Secure Internet browsing:
protection against spyware, camouflaged viruses, dialers and browser manipulation through security zone changes and convenience additions such as pop-up blockers.
Improved setting options:
Central administration for security settings.
The most important feature of the 265 MB large service pack 2 is the security center, in which the most important security tools are summarized: The new firewall, virus scanner and updates are currently integrated, further security functions could follow. In addition, some security-critical services are not automatically loaded, and Windows goes along with memory protection features of the new 64-bit Athlon64, Opteron, and Itanium CPUs.
Known applications are experiencing version updates: Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, Windows Messenger, Movie Maker, and Media Player. The SP2 also enhances Windows support for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless technologies, along with assistants that guide users step-by-step through the device setup.
Before you install Service Pack 2, be sure to create an image (backup copy) of your Windows installation. If something does not work after the update, you can restore the PC to its original state within minutes.
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In SP2, the automatic update of Windows updates is enabled by default. This means that bugs like the Blaster worm have no chance of settling in Windows.
[Source: PC Magazine Chip]
Service Pack 2 is only for owners of a PC with Windows XP (Home / Professional).
As usual, we support you on request with the installation, or take it completely in front of you. Of course we do not use the time-consuming download of about 265 MB, because a CD-ROM version of this software is on-site.
Service Pack 2 Download [265 MB]
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