New XP Patch Skips the Infected

In order to avoid a repeat of Februarys fiasco with BSOD’s due to a Windows Update, Microsoft has made their newest XP patch a bit smarter. If a machine is infected with the root kit, the patch does not install. The patch fixes a hole that allows the root kit to install in the first place. However, if it is already infected, the patch will cause instability and blue screens. So, clean up those PC’s and keep updated.

The BBC is reporting that Microsoft