A bundle of programs that finally make windows secure. providing that you use it corectly. The fantstic firewall refuses to let any internet program install with your program without your permission. A very useful thing allowing you to surf the net withoutgetting to an annoying search page. It also come with a popup blocker which is pretty decent. It will make a sound and show a little tab when a pop up is blocked. On occasions It can be annoying as a file download or clicking a link is classed as a pop up. Fortunately sp2 allows you to temporarily allow the pop up from coming and allows you to turn the blocker off outright. It also allows you to turn the automatic updates off.
I gots me service pack 2 and now I can search the internet without fear.