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August 12, 2004

Tech Test: Windows XP upgrade big boost for security

  • This upgrade's importance can't be overstated. Corporations will want to test it first, but home users shouldn't hesitate to install SP2.
    AP Technology Writer

    With the latest update to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP operating system, personal computers will soon join parents, bosses, teachers and spouses as a source of nagging in your life. But as mom always said, it's for your own good.

    You'll get nagged at startup if you're not running an antivirus program or it's out of date. You'll get a warning if a firewall isn't turned on. Other messages pop up when you try to download, install or run software from that sea of malware called the Internet.

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