The following question was sent to SearchWindowsSecurity.com by a user:
I use Windows XP. I've downloaded SP2, I run Norton 2005 Internet Security Anti-Virus and I also run Lavasoft's Ad-Aware Pro.
The new Windows firewall has given me small headaches, such as erasing my exlude list if I turn the firewall off and on, and a few too many reminders in obvious situations. I did this because I feel pretty well protected with Norton and Ad-Aware.
My question is, does turning off the Windows firewall affect other SP2 security features, and do you feel that my level of security is adequate without the Windows firewall.