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Author Topic: WARNING - Fake Windows XP Service pack in circulation  (Read 3174 times)

Carol Haynes

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WARNING - Fake Windows XP Service pack in circulation
« on: November 16, 2005, 11:58:42 AM »
Just spotted this in the newsletter of www.experts-exchange.com:

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It seems an "unofficial" Windows XP Service Pack has been made available on the Internet and anyone who installs it on their computers could be in trouble!

Here is one quote from Microsoft I have read:

"Anyone who installs this thinking they are getting SP3 (even as a preview) is being grossly mislead and is posing a significant potentially non-recoverable risk to their PC and data," wrote Mike Brannigan, an enterprise strategy and senior consultant at Microsoft.

SO BE WARNED!

...if you come across a link with a suggestion you download the software then AVOID it.

Microsoft has said that its priority is Windows Vista, the next major release of its operating system.

While the company does have plans to release XP SP3, it has not provided details on what the service pack will contain. Microsoft has issued a statement saying that the "content on the unofficial website(s) does not represent Microsoft's plans for Windows XP SP3."

Got a friend who uses Windows XP? Then why not send them a copy of this email...

Kind Regards

Marc Liron
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Re: WARNING - Fake Windows XP Service pack in circulation
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2005, 02:59:11 PM »
Hmm... good to have people be aware of the possibility of a fake SP3. But "why not send a copy of this email [along with my nifty three self-promoting URLs at the bottom]" is a bit "meh" - he seems almost as self-promoting and big-word/colors-using as Steve Gibson :)
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Re: WARNING - Fake Windows XP Service pack in circulation
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2005, 03:17:04 PM »
It was sent as an email - probably just his standard sig ...

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Re: WARNING - Fake Windows XP Service pack in circulation
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2005, 03:55:19 PM »
How could it be worse than SP2?

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