Never used filehippo so I'm not the last word on whether they are trustworthy.You could download it and then run it through Virustotal but safer is always better even if it takes longer.This may be all well and good to remove one annoyance and create another without advising our newer less experienced members, of this fact. The possible and probable consequences of taking the action in the first post above, are as follows: Disabling auto updates forces you to manually go to the MS update site and check for updates.Failure to do this on a regular basis does two things.
The only trustworthy place I could still find the SP3 update is Archive.org, via this link:» ··· 916Before I apply it though, I found what appears to be a final build of the SP3 update, containing all the security patches ever released.
(NOTE: I had a question in the earlier post about installing this patch on pirate copies of Windows XP.
I’ve seen a lot of pirate copies of Win XP – living in Thailand for 13 years will do that to you – and I don’t trust any of them.
Excluding, of course, this most recent one in 2017.
I'm not sure I trust it though, particularly if its a homebrewed update rather than something that officially came from Microsoft: »filehippo.com/download_w ··· _pack_3/Is the safer route is using the 2008-era SP3 update, then have Windows SP3 search for and automatically install the updates I approve? 3rd party sites often times slip adware (sometimes worse stuff) into their downloads.