FAQ: Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Internet Explorer

This article is part of the TechnologyTips XP SP2 FAQ: Windows XP Service Pack 2.

Internet Explorer, the free web browser that comes with XP, has a few problems solved with SP2.

Check out the IE Add On Manger in Internet Explorer’s Tools menu. This lets you manage the add-on programs (like toolbars and other extra programs) that IE uses. It’s a good place to go in the event that you get a browser hijacker installed or other spyware or adware.

IE also has a pop up ad blocker. You’ll find it in the Tools menu under the Privacy tab at the bottom.

Here’s a web site with more info about SP2 and its new features:
Windows XP Service Pack 2 Feature List