Posted 06 April 2006 - 07:30 AM
I am not sure exactly what you are referring to, but perhaps this will answer your question.
No piece of software is perfect, and certainly this is true of Windows XP and Internet Explorer. There are security 'holes' in these pieces of software. So computer programmers with malicious intent will create software (virus, worm, dialer, etc) that 'exploit' these security holes, allowing thier software to get installed on your computer.
In turn, Microsoft occasionally puts out updates that plug these holes. But usually by the time they come out with the updates millions of computers are affected by the Exploiter. When Microsoft has a large number of updates they bundle them together in what they call a Service Pack, and then they number the Service Packs, 1, 2 etc. Right now there are two service packs available for XP, and also about 41 additional updates that before too long MS will bundle into SP3 I suppose.
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