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.
October 14, 2004 12:59 PM
October 15, 2004 5:25 AM