Microsoft Fixes Vexing XP SP2 Incompatibility
Microsoft has issued a fix for one of the most cantankerous Service Pack 2 problems, caused by adware called TV Media.Numerous applications, including some of Microsofts own, have encountered compatibility problems with Windows XP SP2 (Service Pack 2). But one application in particular wreaked an inordinate amount of havoc until Microsoft created a removal tool, and now a patch, for it. That applicationwhich many industry watchers consider to fall more into the adware/spware categorywas Total Velocity Softwares TV Media application. TV Media hides on users PCs and displays commercials. A number of users with TV Media lurking on their PCs who attempted to load SP2 were hit immediately with the dreaded blue screen of death.
Microsoft posted a Knowledge Base article on its Web site in September that outlined the TV Media-SP2 problems. Microsoft posted a downloadable TV Media removal tool around the same time.