A software update for the Microsoft Windows XP operating system.
A pitiful attempt by Microsoft to control the amount of circulating threats to their systems with basic, buggy applications. Utilizing their Windows Update service, the software is automatically downloaded and installed - an attempt to control the security market.
It contains basic software add-ons for their applications. These add-ons are very annoying, especially for the experienced computer users who already have better applications, but that are not recognized as proper programs as they are not authorized or owned by Microsoft.
Computers users with little experience are given a false sense of well being, and generally are taken advantage of.
SP2 contains a number of generally useless add-ons for their applications which although seem as if they will do your computer good, will affect perfectly working third party updates - such as registry updates or drivers. Once installed, SP2 will overwrite these, thus creating previously prevented problems.
SP2's threat preventing applications work alongside or conflict with similar yet more effective programs and continuously persist in annoying the user. For example, an effective popup blocker will show a message after successfully blocking a popup. However, SP2's popup blocker will either miss the popup, or appear over the third party popup blockers window, creating an annoyance for the user who has to close two windows. SP2's '...