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Updated: July 17, 2013 -

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Microsoft service packs and updates

Microsoft releases what they call service packs on a periodic basis as a fix/update to their Windows operating system and other components. Most of the time they are a good thing but I always like to wait for others to test them out first! Here is a listing of links to download them.

Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Vista and 10 & 11 for Windows 7:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17621/internet-explorer-downloads

Office 2013 Service Pack 1:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42017

Office 2010 Service Pack 2:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39667

Office 2010 Service Pack 1:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/office-2010-sp1-details.aspx

Current Windows Server 2012 / R2 & Windows 8 / 8.1 Update Rollups:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/chad/2015/01/21/current-windows-server-2012-r2-windows-8-8-1-update-rollups/

Service Pack "2" for and Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2:
http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=3125574

Service Pack 1 for and Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?

Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dd262148.aspx

Windows Vista Service Pack 1:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb229701.aspx

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/downloads/winsrvr/servicepacks/sp1/default.mspx

Windows XP Service Pack 3:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx

Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=DC27

Internet Explorer:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17621/internet-explorer-downloads

Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/critical/ie6sp1/default.mspx

Office 2007 Service Pack 3:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27838

Office 2007 Service Pack 2:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?Fa...

Office 2007 Service Pack 1:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?Fa...

Office 2003 Service Pack 3:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=E25B7049...

Office 2003 Service Pack 2:
http://www.microsoft.com/office/editions/prodinfo/sp2.mspx

Office 2003 Service Pack 1:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9C...

Security updates for Word 2003:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdate/CD010753321033.aspx

Office 2000 Service Pack 3:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?F...

Office 2000 Service Pack 2:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID...

Office 2000 Service Pack 1:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?F...

Virus Information and Utilities

Sophos Home Free
https://home.sophos.com/

Microsoft Security Essentials
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14210/security-essentials-download

Symantec:
http://symantec.com

Symantec virus removal tools:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/tools.list.html

McAfee:
http://us.mcafee.com/virusInfo/default.asp?cid=10371

McAfee virus removal tools:
http://us.mcafee.com/virusInfo/default.asp?id=vrt

F-Secure virus removal tools:
http://www.f-secure.com/download-purchase/tools.shtml

Spyware Removal Tools and Information

Malwarebytes
https://www.malwarebytes.com/

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx

AdAware:
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

Spybot:
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/

Hijack This:
http://download.cnet.com/Trend-Micro-HijackThis/3000-8022_4-10227353.html

Miscellaneous links

Startup item database. If you ever wondered what all those startup items on your computer are for, here is where you can find out.
http://www.windowsstartup.com/wso/browse.php?l=0

or

http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist.htm

Ever wanted to test the speed of your DSL or cable line? Check out this link.
http://www.speedtest.net/

Definitions for those “techie” terms you are always hearing.
http://www.webopedia.com/

Clean your PC for free.
http://www.ccleaner.com

Make a password reset boot disk for Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=305478

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