Re: Security Pop-up
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2004 09:26:07 -0700
Stephanie wrote on 26-Sep-2004 7:45 AM:
> ... I just
> reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows XP so I
> hope that has nothing to do with this pop up. I had
> never received it before.
It has everything to do with your re-installation. If you kept your copy
of Windows up-to-date at Windows Update and then you re-installed it,
you need to turn on your firewall and get over to Windows Updates and
get up-to-date again quickly. Until you do, you are vulnerable to many
With the release of SP2, I slipstreamed my original XP installation CD
with the SP2 update so if I have to reinstall, I am already back to SP2
and only have to catchup from there. It's a good idea and pretty simple
to do as long as you have a CD burner. Google for it.
Kent W. England, Microsoft MVP for Windows Security
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