[access-uk] Re: Internet Security and Routers

Hi George.

Please forgive my ignoranceGeorge,  but is a firewall not the same thing as
Anti-Virus?  I've uninstalled Sygate because I thought that the router was
doing the same job as Sygate was.

Best wishes.
Andy




----- Original Message ----- 
From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2006 4:20 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Internet Security and Routers


> Hi Andy,
>
> I very much doubt the Router will have any anti-virus
> software.  What it most likely will have is a hardware
> firewall.
>
> George.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Andy Logue
> Sent: 15 April 2006 15:06
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Internet Security and Routers
>
> Hi Andrew.
>
> So that's Norton on my computer and AVG on my wife's
> computer.  She has the wireless card and my computer is
> plugged into the Router.  The Router has it's own anti-virus
> I believe.
>
> Best wishes.
>
> Andy
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andrew Hodgson" <andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2006 10:20 AM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Internet Security and Routers
>
>
> > Hi Andy,
> >
> > I would remove AVG on the system if you have Norton
> enabled already.
> >
> > Andrew.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> > Of Andy Logue
> > Sent: 15 April 2006 10:11
> > To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [access-uk] Re: Internet Security and Routers
> >
> > Hi Carol.
> >
> > One thing for sure Carol, any future computer thatI may
> purchase will
> > not
> > have Norton near it.  You are right, it's just not worth
> the bother
> > trying
> > to get rid of it.  At the moment, I have it enabled on my
> computer along
> > with AVG and Pauline's computer has AVG.  The Router has
> some kind of
> > anti-virus, and for the moment - fingers crossed, it seems
> to be working
> > fine.  I know now how to disable Norton from starting on
> boot-up, so if
> > I
> > get any problems with it, I'll simply turn it off.
> However, if I do
> > that,
> > I'll need to have some other form of internet security.
> Quite  a lot of
> > mail is now suggesting that when purchasing a computer,
> it's best to
> > avoid
> > those like mine, which is a pc world package, and to
> purchase a blank
> > computer with  nothing on it, and to buy a cd version of
> xp home or pro.
> > I
> > think that that is exactly what I'll do when I get my new
> computer later
> > this year.  Andrew and George have both provided details
> of computer
> > providers who will build a computer for you from scratch
> and I am
> > currently
> > checking these out.  It was so easyin the old days after
> reformatting,
> > to
> > insert Windows 95 then all your drivers for printer,
> scanner etc.  At
> > least
> > then, you knew what was on your computer.
> >
> > Best wishes.
> >
> > Andy
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Carol Pearson" <carol.pearson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Friday, April 14, 2006 11:40 PM
> > Subject: [access-uk] Re: Internet Security and Routers
> >
> >
> > > Sorry, Andy, I think it should be "Goodbye Norton".  It
> worked
> > > for me for a few years then, once it went wrong, it just
> seemed
> > > to stay that way.  I eventually, rather reluctantly,
> gave up the
> > > fight!  After all, it's too much of a pain to remove!
> > >
> > > Just my thoughts!
> > >
> > > CAROL
> > >
> > >
> > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > >From: "Andy Logue" <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > >To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > >Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 13:21:20 +0100
> > > >Subject: [access-uk] Internet Security and Routers
> > >
> > > >Hi all.
> > >
> > > >At Christmas, I bought my wife a wireless router to
> enable her to
> > > go on the
> > > >internet with her computer, which is located upstairs.
> She got a
> > > wireless
> > > >card installed.  The router is downstairs and my
> computer is
> > > attached at
> > > >that point.  Since getting this router I have had
> nothing but
> > > problems and
> > > >had to re-format several times.  I've also had problems
> getting
> > > rid of
> > > >Norton, which came with my computer.  I re-formatted on
> Sunday
> > > and this
> > > >time, rather than try to get rid of Norton and use
> Sygate and
> > > AVG, I decided
> > > >to just let Norton do it's stuff.  Unfortunately, when
> I did a
> > > live update,
> > > >my computer seemed to crash or stall.  I decided to
> attempt to
> > > turn Norton
> > > >off and managed this, in terms of Internet Security and
> Anti
> > > Virus.  I then
> > > >installed Sygate and AVG and my old problems started
> again.  So,
> > > eventually,
> > > >to my question.  Is having a router  perhaps causing my
> problems.
> > > I mean,
> > > >is there any implications when using Sygate, AVG or
> Norton, when
> > > you are
> > > >attached via a Router.
> > >
> > > >I've really had it with this computer and fancy just
> visiting PC
> > > World to
> > > >get into dept again, but if the problems I am having
> are
> > > associated to my
> > > >Router, then a new computer would not resolve anything.
> Any
> > > advise or ideas
> > > >would be very welcomed.
> > >
> > > >Best wishes.
> > >
> > > >Andy
> > >
> > >
> > >
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