Yes... but because he have SP1 the ICF is not turned on by default for the
LAN (high speed internet) whereas it is on for SP2.
So without a firewall every hacker and ... *** ager without work can get
into his PC.
When I leave a software firewall ON on a computer always online , the
firewall reports "Port scan attack blocked" every 30 minutes on average.So if
30 minutes , 60 minutes or more he is without firewall , the first port scan
will be seen and his computer will be attacked.
As he is using SP1 and wothout updates SP1 is vulnerable to Sasser,for
example , and many other well known threats...and fresh install of XP Sp1
(without any firewall) ...=> what does this mean?! :)
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