What if he turned off the dangerous services... that would take a few seconds... to change news readers would take him seconds longer. Why bother? People who know are safe. People who dont need to take the longer road.
And those dangerous services that somehow magically have something to do with outlook express security might be?
Might I suggest you lookup the published expliots on outlook express, I think you'll be hard pressed to find any that relied on a service. Rather, they relied on bugs in the oe program itself.
Make sure you bring extra fuel for that longer road your taking.