> I had a PERFECTLY normal, secure, wonderful (hah!) running system before
> I installed SP2 for Windows XP, which destroyed EVERYTHING!!!! I had
> McAfee Security Service running, which apparently conflicted with
> windows security, in spite of windows trying their best to make it as
> generic as possible. Well, after UNINSTALLING mcafee and telling the
> dumb, !@#$!@ windows Firewall to shutup and let port 10277 be accessible
> from outside the network, it still did NOT allow 10277 (just a random
> port -- it has no significance by the way) to be accessed from outside
> the network. I then switched the firewall OFF and it STILL "silently"
> firewalled my computer WITHOUT my concent!!!!!THEN! on top of ALL of
> this, INTERNET EXPLORER started misbehaving. Every time I try browsing a
> site, I have to refresh bloody ten times to get it to display the page.
> Most of the times I get the "Page cannot be displayed - check your
> connection" error and God knows what else. I'm tired of this.. I've
> uninstalled it and I am PRAYING that my computer becomes USABLE again.
> DO NOT INSTALL SP2 unless you know nothing about computers and all you
> do on your desktop is check emails and use MICROSOFT'S MSN!!!