[access-uk] Re: Internet Security and Routers

Hi,

Pandasoftware produces a complete package; I've used it for the past 2 years and haven't been hit by any nasties.

Mike
----- Original Message ----- From: "Andy Logue" <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, April 16, 2006 11:32 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Internet Security and Routers



Hi George.

I have two large Tamworth pigs who have turned my garden into a swamp, with
all this rain we are having, though the mud they create is clearer than your
explanation, grin.


But seriously, so I need a Firewall which only allows invited guests, An
Anti-Virus to supervise them and a Spyware package to stop them  from
steeling information.  That's three separate types of protection.  Can you
not get all of these in one package?  Norton has Internet Security and
Anti-Virus, but does it also have a spy checker?  It's all rather
complicated George, and makes me feel like not having a party in the first
place.  However, I do enjoy having the computer and talking to people like
yourself.  My Father-in-Law does not have any of these problems with his
transistor radio in his garden shed!


Best wishes. Andy

----- Original Message ----- From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2006 7:15 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Internet Security and Routers



Hi Andy,

Let my put it this way:

A firewall on a PC is like a set of keys to your house.  You
might have a front door key, a back door key, shed key,
garage key.

A virus is like an unwelcome guest who walks in though an
unlocked door without your knowledge, has a meal and leaves
the place looking like a council tip, and walks back out
again.  You end up having to redecorate.

Now you can still let unwelcome guests into your house, but
if you are having a party, one or more might cause damage,
so the virus checker tries to stop anyone doing any damage.


However, there might still be guests around who sneak a look in your drawers where you have your passport, household bills and such like, and while they don't actually steal your physical possessions, they make of note of all your personal details, and use them in shops and such like, pretending to be you. That's where "Spy" protection comes in, better known as "Spyware Protection".

Is the muddy water clearing any?

George.

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Andy Logue
Sent: 15 April 2006 18:02
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [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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