From the Windows OneCare Team Blog’s “Windows OneCare Firewall Ã¢â‚¬â€œ KeepinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ it Green, Part I“:
Through a combination of surveys, emails and customer communication, we maintain a close watch on the Ã¢â‚¬Å“healthÃ¢â‚¬Â status indicators, such as, percent of users with anti-virus out of date, or the ratio of customers that are regularly backing up files.
… Recently, we have noticed a slight increase in the number of people turning off their firewall, with a corresponding decrease in the number of green machines.
Based on our investigation, there are four primary reasons people are turning off their firewall.
1. Do not think a software firewall is necessary
2. Do not like the (sometimes incessant) pop-up dialogs
3. An application failed to install with firewall turned on
4. An application fails to work with firewall turned on
Posted on January 28th, 2006 by Scott Granneman
Filed under: security