I have just installed SP2 and though I have come acroos NO problems so far what I can't understand is when I disable 'Windows firewall' (to avoid a conflict with my 'Mcafee Firewall Plus') it still shows under CONTROL PANEL > SECURITY CENTER as on?
This is despite me going to CONTROL PANEL > WINDOWS FIREWALL and clicking on 'off (Not recommended)' How do I know whether my PC is protected with a firewall or not? I want to turn OFF the Windows firewall as it doesn't offer outbound protection. Has anybody had SP2 for a while and knows what to do as I have only had the download a few hours so I am still learning my way around it? CW
Thanks for your help but unfortunately I am not able to find 'McAfee Firewall Plus' in the list of programs to add to the exceptions list! I don't know if it has anything to do with me having the firewall from AOL as I am an existing broadband member and it is part of my broadband package? I am a bit stumped on this! CW
I have found out now what is happening! SP2 detects that a firewall is running whether it is the Windows firewall or a 3rd party one and I know this to be true as when I disabled the 3rd party firewall (along with Windows firewall) a warning was displayed on Control Center. Thanks anyway, CW
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