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Every time I boot up, now that I have SP2, I get
the "Your computer might be at risk" balloon. I have
the SP2 firewall off, because I'm satisfied with the
3-layer-deep protection that I have without it. Is
there a way to disable that balloon, or do I just
have to click it off every time?
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William,

I pulled this out of the help section of Windows XP

To turn off Security Center alerts

The Security Center checks the security settings of your computer and alerts
you when there is an action you can take to enhance the security of your
computer. To turn off these alerts:

1.. Open the Security Center. To open the Security Center, click Start,
click Control Panel, and then double-click Security Center.
2.. Click Change the way Security Center alerts me.
3.. Clear the check boxes beside the items for which you don't want to
receive alerts, and then click OK.
Notes

a.. When you turn off Security Center alerts, the Security Center
continues to check and display status in the Security Center.
b.. If your computer is part of a domain (a group of computers on a
network), your security settings are typically managed by your network
administrator. In this case, the Security Center does not display your
security status or send alerts.

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"William B. Lurie" <billurie@nospam.org> wrote in message
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> Every time I boot up, now that I have SP2, I get
> the "Your computer might be at risk" balloon. I have
> the SP2 firewall off, because I'm satisfied with the
> 3-layer-deep protection that I have without it. Is
> there a way to disable that balloon, or do I just
> have to click it off every time?
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William B. Lurie wrote:
> Every time I boot up, now that I have SP2, I get
> the "Your computer might be at risk" balloon. I have
> the SP2 firewall off, because I'm satisfied with the
> 3-layer-deep protection that I have without it. Is
> there a way to disable that balloon, or do I just
> have to click it off every time?

William

You didn't mention what the 3-layers of protection is comprised of, however,
in addition to Nathan's advice on how to disable the notification feature,
you might want to check your other protetive layers for software/firmware
updates that may be available to make them compliant with the new SP2
security features.

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Ronnie Vernon MVP wrote:

> William B. Lurie wrote:
>
>> Every time I boot up, now that I have SP2, I get
>> the "Your computer might be at risk" balloon. I have
>> the SP2 firewall off, because I'm satisfied with the
>> 3-layer-deep protection that I have without it. Is
>> there a way to disable that balloon, or do I just
>> have to click it off every time?
>
>
> William
>
> You didn't mention what the 3-layers of protection is comprised of,
> however, in addition to Nathan's advice on how to disable the
> notification feature, you might want to check your other protetive
> layers for software/firmware updates that may be available to make them
> compliant with the new SP2 security features.
>
Thank you, Ronnie. FYI...3 layers:
1. Message checking by IEEE screening.
2. Message checking by ISP (BellSouth).
3. Message checking by Norton System Works software.

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William B. Lurie wrote:

> Ronnie Vernon MVP wrote:
>
>> William B. Lurie wrote:
>>
>>> Every time I boot up, now that I have SP2, I get
>>> the "Your computer might be at risk" balloon. I have
>>> the SP2 firewall off, because I'm satisfied with the
>>> 3-layer-deep protection that I have without it. Is
>>> there a way to disable that balloon, or do I just
>>> have to click it off every time?
>>
>>
>>
>> William
>>
>> You didn't mention what the 3-layers of protection is comprised of,
>> however, in addition to Nathan's advice on how to disable the
>> notification feature, you might want to check your other protetive
>> layers for software/firmware updates that may be available to make
>> them compliant with the new SP2 security features.
>>
> Thank you, Ronnie. FYI...3 layers:
> 1. Message checking by IEEE screening.
> 2. Message checking by ISP (BellSouth).
> 3. Message checking by Norton System Works software.
>

No firewall?
 
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Phil McCracken wrote:
> William B. Lurie wrote:
>
>> Ronnie Vernon MVP wrote:
>>
>>> William B. Lurie wrote:
>>>
>>>> Every time I boot up, now that I have SP2, I get
>>>> the "Your computer might be at risk" balloon. I have
>>>> the SP2 firewall off, because I'm satisfied with the
>>>> 3-layer-deep protection that I have without it. Is
>>>> there a way to disable that balloon, or do I just
>>>> have to click it off every time?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> William
>>>
>>> You didn't mention what the 3-layers of protection is comprised of,
>>> however, in addition to Nathan's advice on how to disable the
>>> notification feature, you might want to check your other protetive
>>> layers for software/firmware updates that may be available to make
>>> them compliant with the new SP2 security features.
>>>
>> Thank you, Ronnie. FYI...3 layers:
>> 1. Message checking by IEEE screening.
>> 2. Message checking by ISP (BellSouth).
>> 3. Message checking by Norton System Works software.
>>
>
> No firewall?
Phil, please correct me if I'm wrong.....but somehow I got the
idea that I could not use both the Norton Anti-Virus feature of
Norton System Works and SP2 Firewall.....
W B L

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"William B. Lurie" <billurie@nospam.org> wrote in message
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> Phil McCracken wrote:
>> William B. Lurie wrote:
>>
>>> Ronnie Vernon MVP wrote:
>>>
>>>> William B. Lurie wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Every time I boot up, now that I have SP2, I get
>>>>> the "Your computer might be at risk" balloon. I have
>>>>> the SP2 firewall off, because I'm satisfied with the
>>>>> 3-layer-deep protection that I have without it. Is
>>>>> there a way to disable that balloon, or do I just
>>>>> have to click it off every time?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> William
>>>>
>>>> You didn't mention what the 3-layers of protection is comprised of,
>>>> however, in addition to Nathan's advice on how to disable the
>>>> notification feature, you might want to check your other protetive
>>>> layers for software/firmware updates that may be available to make
>>>> them compliant with the new SP2 security features.
>>>>
>>> Thank you, Ronnie. FYI...3 layers:
>>> 1. Message checking by IEEE screening.
>>> 2. Message checking by ISP (BellSouth).
>>> 3. Message checking by Norton System Works software.
>>>
>>
>> No firewall?
> Phil, please correct me if I'm wrong.....but somehow I got the
> idea that I could not use both the Norton Anti-Virus feature of
> Norton System Works and SP2 Firewall.....
> W B L

That is not correct.

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You are confusing anti-virus with firewall. Not the same. You should not
run more than one anti-virus program and one firewall should be enough.

"William B. Lurie" <billurie@nospam.org> wrote in message
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> Phil McCracken wrote:
>> William B. Lurie wrote:
>>
>>> Ronnie Vernon MVP wrote:
>>>
>>>> William B. Lurie wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Every time I boot up, now that I have SP2, I get
>>>>> the "Your computer might be at risk" balloon. I have
>>>>> the SP2 firewall off, because I'm satisfied with the
>>>>> 3-layer-deep protection that I have without it. Is
>>>>> there a way to disable that balloon, or do I just
>>>>> have to click it off every time?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> William
>>>>
>>>> You didn't mention what the 3-layers of protection is comprised of,
>>>> however, in addition to Nathan's advice on how to disable the
>>>> notification feature, you might want to check your other protetive
>>>> layers for software/firmware updates that may be available to make them
>>>> compliant with the new SP2 security features.
>>>>
>>> Thank you, Ronnie. FYI...3 layers:
>>> 1. Message checking by IEEE screening.
>>> 2. Message checking by ISP (BellSouth).
>>> 3. Message checking by Norton System Works software.
>>>
>>
>> No firewall?
> Phil, please correct me if I'm wrong.....but somehow I got the
> idea that I could not use both the Norton Anti-Virus feature of
> Norton System Works and SP2 Firewall.....
> W B L
>
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William B. Lurie wrote:
> Phil, please correct me if I'm wrong.....but somehow I got the
> idea that I could not use both the Norton Anti-Virus feature of
> Norton System Works and SP2 Firewall.....
> W B L

William

Your confusing anti-virus software with a firewall. Anti-virus software only
deals with infected files when they arrive on the system. A firewall
prevents unwanted intrusions through a communication channel.

If you do not have a firewall enabled, you are at risk.

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William B. Lurie wrote:

> Phil McCracken wrote:
>
>> William B. Lurie wrote:
>>
>>> Ronnie Vernon MVP wrote:
>>>
>>>> William B. Lurie wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Every time I boot up, now that I have SP2, I get
>>>>> the "Your computer might be at risk" balloon. I have
>>>>> the SP2 firewall off, because I'm satisfied with the
>>>>> 3-layer-deep protection that I have without it. Is
>>>>> there a way to disable that balloon, or do I just
>>>>> have to click it off every time?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> William
>>>>
>>>> You didn't mention what the 3-layers of protection is comprised of,
>>>> however, in addition to Nathan's advice on how to disable the
>>>> notification feature, you might want to check your other protetive
>>>> layers for software/firmware updates that may be available to make
>>>> them compliant with the new SP2 security features.
>>>>
>>> Thank you, Ronnie. FYI...3 layers:
>>> 1. Message checking by IEEE screening.
>>> 2. Message checking by ISP (BellSouth).
>>> 3. Message checking by Norton System Works software.
>>>
>>
>> No firewall?
>
> Phil, please correct me if I'm wrong.....but somehow I got the
> idea that I could not use both the Norton Anti-Virus feature of
> Norton System Works and SP2 Firewall.....
> W B L
>

As others have already pointed, out, you need to have the firewall
turned on. The XP firewall is good basic protection, but it only
protects against inbound intrusions. It's best to have two-way
protection so that anything in your system that wants to "phone home" is
stopped. Try the free Zone Alarm or Sygate firewalls.
 
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Ronnie Vernon MVP wrote:
> William B. Lurie wrote:
>
>> Phil, please correct me if I'm wrong.....but somehow I got the
>> idea that I could not use both the Norton Anti-Virus feature of
>> Norton System Works and SP2 Firewall.....
>> W B L
>
>
> William
>
> Your confusing anti-virus software with a firewall. Anti-virus software
> only deals with infected files when they arrive on the system. A
> firewall prevents unwanted intrusions through a communication channel.
>
> If you do not have a firewall enabled, you are at risk.
>
Okay, I've been corrected by 3 people, and thank you all.
I will re-energize my SP2 firewall and let's see if any
access that I want, is impeded.

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