Windows XP SP2 - Security gets tighter
XP is getting a security makeover
Microsoft is preparing an update to Windows XP that is intended to make the operating system more secure.
Dubbed Service Pack 2 (SP2) the update will close some loopholes that virus writers and malicious hackers have exploited to infect or take over PCs.
The add-on for XP will also include extras that block pop-up ads by default and give users a clearer picture of how secure their system is.
The update is due to be finished and released to users by the end of June.