Windows firewall - SP2 - enabled by default

send file on msn messenger - get following:

Slow file transferIf you are experiencing slow transfer rates in MSN Messenger, you or the person you are communicating with might be behind a firewall or network address translator (NAT) that prevents a direct connection to the Internet. If your Internet service provider uses a firewall or NAT, you might be prevented from connecting directly, even if neither of you is behind a firewall or NAT.

so - i should turn it off right??

how can you go from being for the USER - into being SECURE without contradicting 20 years of MS stregnth? - allow user to DO WHAT THEY WANT unencumbered

roll back
oops -
or no more winupdate