Windows XP SP3 Includes Vulnerable Flash Player

Windows XP Service Pack 3 - SP3Wondering another bug? LOL, yeah! Windows XP Service Pack 3 seems to be a never ending portal of bugs. A new bug again, this is simply crazy! One bug ends and the other begins. Previously, the reboot problems were enough for the AMD users, and Microsoft had no idea how to get rid of it, until HP came out with the fix. Phew! Now let’s begin with the latest bug that has been found in SP3.

It’s been reported that Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) ships with an out-of-date version of Adobe’s Flash Player that’s vulnerable to recently-spotted attacks, according to Microsoft’s support documentation. Windows XP SP3 includes Flash Player, a version released by Adobe Systems Inc. in December 2007, and was superseded by Version on April 8, nearly two weeks before Microsoft decided SP3 was done by giving it a release to manufacturing (RTM) label and sending it out for distribution.

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Fix For Restart Bug In Windows XP SP3

If you’re an AMD processor users, you must have been greeted by the Blue Screen of Death, after installing Windows XP SP3 on rebooting their computer. The error begins with something like this: STOP: 0×0000007E (0xC0000005 and contains the error text SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED. And after this, the computers reboots again and keeps repeating this.

Windows XP SP3 apparently copies an Intel power management driver to the computer that was not there before the installation of SP3 and that is said to be the cause for the restart bug. But thanks to HP, a fix has been given for this bug.

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