Microsoft Security Patch Slows XP Systems

Posted by Dan on Apr 23, 2003 @ 4:38 PM

Redmond is looking into a fix for security patch it issued late last week. The patch—which was designed to stave off a buffer overrun that could allow attackers to elevate privilege permissions on users' machines—ended up slowing some users' systems to a crawl.

Various Windows enthusiast sites on the Web have noted the adverse performance impact caused by patch 811493 on their Windows XP Home, Professional and 64-bit systems.

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