You'd best open a free support incident about this problem, John. The
machine should NEVER be connected to the internet or any networks without
the Windows Firewall or a third-party software fireall (but not both)
Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
Support for Windows Update:
For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in
the United States and in Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft
subsidiary. There is no-charge for support calls that are associated with
security updates. When you call, clearly state that your problem is related
to a Security Update and cite the update's KB number (e.g., KB123456).
For more information about how to contact your local Microsoft subsidiary
for security update support issues, visit the International Support Web
For enterprise customers, support for security updates is available through
your usual support contacts.
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.net
John Watt wrote:
> I use the Windows XP Firewall, the FTP products are named exceptions in
> firewall settings.
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>> What firewall?
>> John Watt wrote:
>>>> I have XP Professional with [SP2] and was able with LeechFTP to upload
>>>> publish my web pages to my hosting company no problem. Then
>>>> this all changed on the 15th of February and I have since been unable
>>>> update my Customer web pages with either LeechFTP, Filezilla or
>>>> After investigation it appears I have received three security updates
>>>> the date everything stopped working. (I was getting a socket error)
>>>> When I
>>>> removed the SECURITY UPDATES (KB 944533 & 943055 & 946026) I still was
>>>> unable to upload my web pages. But low and behold if I drop my firewall
>>>> everything is now working. In terms of a security update this is a bit
>>>> a disaster and the changes in my firewall appear irreparable. Is there
>>>> any way I can successfully use FTP without disabling my firewall?