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Chapter 10. Security, Firewalls, and Ser... > Other Miscellaneous Features

10.6. Other Miscellaneous Features

If you're an active and with-it PC fan, your first reaction to all of this discussion might be, "Service Pack, Schmervice Pack. I already have antivirus software, anti-spyware software, and a sophisticated firewall. Do I really need to install Service Pack 2?"

The answer is yes—if you want to feel safe. The three items listed in the Security Center may represent the big-ticket changes in SP2, but they're not the only changes. Microsoft also made hundreds of additional changes to make Windows XP more secure in the modern era.


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