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Windows Updates After Sp3

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#1 geoffo


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Posted 14 May 2008 - 02:57 AM

I've been reading about the many problems being faced by others trying to update to SP3. Consequently, I decided to wait a while, and have changed settings to "Notify of Critical Updates". It now tells me I now have 3 updates waiting, KB915597 Windows Defender, KB950749 Security Update and KB890830 Malicious Software Removal.

Should I update these now, or is it important that they are only updated AFTER SP3 has been installed?


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Posted 14 May 2008 - 06:18 AM

The Windows Defender update is to update the definition files so it can detect the most recent malware: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/915597

The Security Update is important and will correct a vulnerability in your system: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950749

The Malicious Software Removal update is a release of the updated tool that finds more viruses when you run it: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/890830

I would suggest installing the Security Update immediately, the Windows Defender is probably a good idea as is the Malicious Software removal tool. They will not be affected by a subsequent installation of SP3 (it'll scan for the updates before it applies the new one's that it contains).
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