View Full Version : Spyware causing XP SP2 problems

05-09-2004, 09:45 AM
This was posted 30 minutes ago on Google News and seems important enough to be a separate post here on PF1.

>>>Microsoft's Barry Goff said some spyware could cause computers to freeze up upon installation of the SP2 update. Microsoft recommends that users clean their PCs of spyware and back up their data before turning on the auto update feature that automatically downloads Service Pack 2.

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Susan B
05-09-2004, 01:43 PM
That information is going to be a fat lot of use to the masses who don't even know what spyware is, let alone know that their computer has it. Microsoft should have thought of that long ago. :^O

In fact I wouldn't mind betting that most Windows XP users don't even realise that Win XP has started downloading SP2 for them each time they go online. ;-)