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What if...new Critical Updates but haven't installed SP2?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by marie500, Sep 11, 2004.

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  1. marie500

    marie500 Thread Starter

    May 6, 2002
    What's the situation with getting new Critical Updates that may come out while I wait to install SP2? Will MS stop offering them to my computer? If I see a Critical Update offered, should I NOT get it (because it may require SP2 to run on)?

    Will forthcoming patches and fixes assume I have SP2, and will I be unprotected against yet-to-be-discovered browser vulnerabilities, or yet-to-be-developed threats (maybe a new Sasser worm)?
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Dec 14, 2002
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    Most critical updates will work without SP2 at least for a while

    any that specifically depend on sp2 will inform you

    take any critical updates offered now but get SP2 as soon as you can, it does install several good extra security settings
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