It looks like the spyware manufacturers (in this case windupdate) are
worried about service pack 2 for XP.
The new controls on ActiveX won't allow their crap to install, so what do they do? Lie.
(Click the thumbnail to see a larger 110k, 1024x734 screenshot).
Of course when you protected your parents' machine, you didn't give them administration rights did you?
Sometimes however you may need to send emails
without using Outlook, Agent or whatever else you use. This is how your mail software works behind the scenes,