Update for Windows XP SP2 (KB887742) TDI filter Drivers Anti-Virus Software

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  1. SaphireX

    SaphireX Registered Member

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    I thought this latest "fix" for XP SP2 users might be of interest......

    Saphire

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    Update for Windows XP (KB887742)
    This update addresses an issue in Windows XP Service Pack 2 that could cause the system to stop responding if certain TDI filter drivers, such as anti-virus software, are installed.

    Quick Info
    File Name:
    WindowsXP-KB887742-x86-ENU.exe

    Download Size:
    447 KB

    Date Published:
    11/22/2004

    Version:
    887742

    Overview
    This update addresses an issue in Windows XP Service Pack 2 that could cause the system to stop responding if certain TDI filter drivers, such as anti-virus software, are installed. You can help resolve this issue by installing this HTTP API update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

    Update for Windows XP (KB887742) PAGE
     
  2. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    Thanks for that SaphireX.

    Cheers :D
     
  3. nameless

    nameless Registered Member

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    This seems to be one of those updates that you shouldn't install willy-nilly. The actual MSKB page is here:

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=887742

    The patch mentioned above is to correct the following symptoms:

    So, if you're not having those problems, this update isn't for you.

    Edit: Unless you're like me, and for some deep, dark, strange psychological reason, can't stand not having the latest of everything.
     
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  4. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I installed this update to see if it really would make a difference and found out that it disables quite a few functions in firefox some of them as simple as not being able to select an image to upload to a post, firefox will not click the buttons and there are a lot more that it kills. it did not affect IE or opera just firefox. MS fighting dirty? at least a quick restore fixed everything up.

    bigc
     
  5. DonKid

    DonKid Registered Member

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    Who knows ? We already know that they can do everything to get to the top.
    Windows will always be the best BETA in the world.
    We can test it, so they can fix things that they even know how it works.

    Best Regards,

    DonKid.
     
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