And if you don't, I'll be here to tell you "I Told You So!
Which will then leave you at the mercy of all sorts of malware to manually remove. And we will tell you that you don't have the latest updates from MS.I used to use Auto Patcher back in the day because it would sort most of my files off line Although Major Geeks says there was, I didn't think there was an official version» ··· k_3Otherwise search the Microsoft catolog» ··· q=xp sp3There was also this reminder at Microsoft to make sure your computer was ready for the updates»support.microsoft.com/en ··· e-pack-3Ah here it is:»msdn.microsoft.com/en-us ··· Id=15565Of this link and with a checksum:»superuser.com/questions/ ··· hecksums Windows XP Service Pack 3 (x86) - CD (English)SHA1: 8fa76ccea145d050fc6a506ffbdedfe53282e5b4Hope it helps The legal download from Microsoft has been removed long ago.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.Update (January 15): Looks like Microsoft has reversed itself temporarily on this one.Microsoft officials said today that they will continue to provide updates to their antimalware signatures and MSE engine for Windows XP users through July 14, 2015. "The extension, for enterprise users, applies to System Center Endpoint Protection, Forefront Client Security, Forefront Endpoint Protection and Windows Intune running on Windows XP.