|2.||service pack 2|
A bundle of programs that finally make windows secure. providing that you use it corectly. The fantstic firewall refuses to let any internet program install with your program without your permission. A very useful thing allowing you to surf the net withoutgetting to an annoying search page. It also come with a popup blocker which is pretty decent. It will make a sound and show a little tab when a pop up is blocked. On occasions It can be annoying as a file download or clicking a link is classed as a pop up. Fortunately sp2 allows you to temporarily allow the pop up from coming and allows you to turn the blocker off outright. It also allows you to turn the automatic updates off.
I gots me service pack 2 and now I can search the internet without fear.
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|1.||Service Pack 2|
Also known as SP2.more...
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 '...