Critical Update for Windows XP Service Pack 2
December 14, 2004
After you set up Microsoft Windows Firewall in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), you may discover that your computer can be accessed by anyone on the Internet when you use a dial-up connection to connect to the Internet.
This problem occurs because of the way that Windows Firewall interprets local subnets when the “My network (subnet) only” option is used. Windows Firewall is included with Windows XP SP2.
To resolve this problem, you must download and install the Critical Update for Windows XP (KB886185). To do this, visit the following Windows Update Web page:http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:DownloadDownload the Critical Update for Windows XP (KB886185) package now
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