Spyware interferes with Microsoft patch
Though Microsoft Corp.'s new security update package is all about protecting systems from worms, viruses and spyware, it can't do much about what's already on computers - and that could pose a problem.
The company is warning users of the Windows XP operating system to check for spyware before downloading the free massive security update, called Service Pack 2.
Barry Goff, a group product manager at Microsoft, said some spyware could cause computers to freeze up upon installation of the update.
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