Should I pay for a Windows Patch?


78f Error
824145 causes Scrolling Proplems
%1 from %2
0x800c0005 & 0x800c0008
0x80092026 or 0x800b0004
Access Denied Installing SP-2
Administrator Only
Active X needs to  be enabled
Cryptographic Services
Delete Update Uninstall files
Driver Updates
Force SP-2
Hang at 0%
Microsoft Update
Need Update again
Not a Valid Win 32
OE Removed access
Pay for patch?
Product Key Invalid
Quick to 100%
Service Pack Installation
Do not install SP-2
Update Loop
Windows XP Service Pack 2
You must be running

No, Necessary patches are available for free directly from Microsoft.  Microsoft does not ask for any personal information (credit card etc) to use Windows Update.  If you are being asked for that type of information in conjunction with an update, it is not from Microsoft.

Recently people have been asking about , and possibly others. This site seems to change the URL subtly occasionally. That site is not affiliated with Microsoft and an appropriate patch is available for free at this link: MS03-043: Buffer Overrun in Messenger Service Could Allow Code Execution

If you received this message and the top of the box says "Messenger Service", your computer may not be fully protected.
You need a firewall to control Messenger Service ads as well as other items to properly protect your computer.
Safety and Security

If you received a pop-up suggesting you pay for this, follow this link to get rid of viruses and spyware:
Slow Computer

Also see: Safety & Security

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