Thursday, February 26, 2004
Windows XP SP2 Update Adds Security Center, Other New Features
Windows XP SP2 Update Adds Security Center, Other New Features: "XP SP2 build 2082 includes the new Windows Security Center application, which is based on a similar tool from last year's 'PC Satisfaction' beta. Basically a Web-based tool, Security Center monitors your Windows Firewall, Automatic Updates, and Virus Protection settings and warns you if any are deemed unsafe. You can now set the Windows Firewall to On (Recommended), On (But don't allow exceptions; recommended for mobile use), and Off (Not Recommended). Beyond this obvious new feature, build 2082 includes small tweaks to the wireless-networking interface and slightly updated versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE), Microsoft Outlook Express, and Windows Media Player (WMP) 9 Series."