Just to let you know,
My PC - Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 Personal home computer - Cable modem access.
all current updates thru 7-8-2008, except .
Installed current MSFT updates today including # XP(KB951748) Security Update. Restart of PC required.
I use Zone Alarm Anti-Spyware/Firewall.
If the Zone Alarm Firewall Zone Setting is set to HIGH (Stealth highest protection) and the KB951748 security update is installed, access is now denied to the Internet and E-mail.
If the Firewall Zone setting is set to Medium (ZA recommends that this medium setting is only used as a temporary setting thus not the highest protection), then access to the internet and e-mail is allowed.
I removed the MSFT update (via Add-Remove programs), restarted the computer, tested the ZA Firewall HIGH setting and access to the internet/e-mail was allowed.
Prior to any of today s updates to my computer, everything worked perfect.
I appreciate your time to review this situation and look forward to your reply.
I also contacted MSFT Help-Tech support with the same information.
Thank You, Larry
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware