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Anonymous
July 20, 2004 11:01:48 PM

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I have a very effective firewall and anti-virus program on my host
computer with router. I have two client computers. One has no firewall
or anti-virus, and never has any problems. The other has both firewall
and anti-virus, and is continually disconnecting from the internet.
When I remove the firewall and anti-virus, it performs much better. Is
there any reason for keeping the firewall and anti-virus on a client?
Howard Kainz
Anonymous
July 20, 2004 11:01:49 PM

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"Howard Kainz" <kainzh@earthlink-removetoreply-.net> wrote in message
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> I have a very effective firewall and anti-virus program on my host
> computer with router. I have two client computers. One has no firewall
> or anti-virus, and never has any problems. The other has both firewall
> and anti-virus, and is continually disconnecting from the internet.
> When I remove the firewall and anti-virus, it performs much better. Is
> there any reason for keeping the firewall and anti-virus on a client?
> Howard Kainz
>
Yes. Especially important as they stop different things.

If you have an always on connection to the internet, a firewall is
essential. It protects your PC from constant probes on the internet. A
router with NAT will serve well as a firewall for inbound. but it is
important to have a firewall to protect from outbound viruses and trojans.

Also, many companies run anti-virus on both file servers and individual PCs.
Enough said.

Some anti-virus and firewall software doesn't work very well and may cause
problems. Good reason to try another product.

I use and like AVG antivirus www.grisoft.com and Zone Alarm
www.zonelabs.com Both are free for personal use.

--
Bob Alston



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Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
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Anonymous
July 21, 2004 2:47:13 AM

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Howard Kainz <kainzh@earthlink-removetoreply-.net> wrote in news:w_dLc.5315
$iK.1572@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net:

> I have a very effective firewall and anti-virus program on my host
> computer with router. I have two client computers. One has no firewall
> or anti-virus, and never has any problems. The other has both firewall
> and anti-virus, and is continually disconnecting from the internet.
> When I remove the firewall and anti-virus, it performs much better. Is
> there any reason for keeping the firewall and anti-virus on a client?
> Howard Kainz
>
>

What O/S is being used on the client machine that you're having trouble?
What is on the other machines for the O/S?

Duane :) 
!