Updating sp2 to sp3
Microsoft has to say no guarantees about the POSReady/WEP509 hack, because even if there's less than a 0.01% chance of something going wrong, they're not going to officially endorse it. I'll think about KB4018466, but not eager to test it on any of my non-genuine XP installs (some are, some aren't).As far as that goes, I DO need to modify the registery to install it, right?The original update filename download, windowsxp-kb936929-sp3-x86-enu.exe, can not normally be run through Virus Total (yet it's there) due to its file size of 332MB. Went with this download (even though same size, to the byte, as the one on Archive.org, I prefer getting Windows updates through the Microsoft site whenever possible). Took nearly an hour to install, likely because during the "cleanup" phase it was installing several hotfixes according to event viewer, but it looks to be successful and I'm running SP3. I ran 'Microsoft Update' and through IE, it says the only update missing is Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (I'll pass on that, thank you). KB4018466 is the May 2017 fix.»Re: Malware, described in leaked NSA documents, cripples computers worldwide Get KB4018466 here:» ··· B4018466Yep. I have recommended before»Re: Win XP SP3 (POSReady/WE509) updatesthat you install the POSReady/WEP509 registry hack and fully update your XP system(s). Microsoft released KB4012598 to the public (for XP SP3 machines) in response to»Malware, described in leaked NSA documents, cripples computers worldwide Those on Win XP SP3 with the POSReady/WEP509 hack got KB4012598 in March 2017 as part of the regular monthly updates.However, the following hash calculations will facilitate a Virus Total search & compare for a high integrity copy: MD5 = bb25707c919dd835a9d9706b5725af58SHA-1 = c81472f7eeea2eca421e116cd4c03e2300ebfde4SHA-256 = 62e524a552db9f6fd22d469010ea4d7e28ee06fa615a1c34362129f808916654may have had low integrity downloads in the past, but they seem to have taken steps to improve. Only issue is for Publisher it would intermittently say "Unknown" instead of "Microsoft" and say it wasn't certified for both files. First thing I did is download the May 13, 2017 security update. Just want to be sure I have all the updates issued between 20. KB4018466 was part of the May 2017 POSReady/WEP509 monthly updates and supersedes KB4012598 .All this was discussed, at length, in the above thread.The question is, do I need or want to install KB4018466.
) could brick your Win XP/SP3 if it's a pirated copy. Well, I'm comfortable where I am then: SP3 and KB4012598...you have to admit, that's a hell of a lot safer than my running SP2 and all the security patches it was missing since SP3 was released 9 years ago!And where do I find the right files, that don't require an internet connection during installation? 3) I hope USB ports and CDROM drives are disabled on those systems, or at the very last that the antivirus software is regularly updated. I have downloaded the service packs and also the WSUS software. Your third point is exactly why these systems need to be updated.1) I recently answered a question from someone who needed to install SP2 before he could install SP3. You might also make a slipstream install CD, which has SP3 integrated into the install CD.The only trustworthy place I could still find the SP3 update is Archive.org, via this link:» ··· 916Before I apply it though, I found what appears to be a final build of the SP3 update, containing all the security patches ever released.Excluding, of course, this most recent one in 2017.
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Microsoft's official (and only) recommended patch for XP/SP3 in regards to these May attacks is: KB4012598.