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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by John Burns, Jan 30, 2003.

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  1. John Burns

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    I am running Windows XP and Windows ME on my two computers. I have Symantec Norton Anti-Virus installed on both and keep both current. I also have a home network hooked up through a Linksys BEFW11S4 Wireless Router. Every on-line test for security that I run indicates "stealth" mode for every port. So far I have never had any virus on either computer, and very little problem with Adware - only a little from RealPlayer.

    My question is twofold:

    1. Do I need an additional firewall in addition to the one built into my router - which seems to keep them in "stealth" mode?

    2. Do I need some sort of program to deal with Adware - even tho I don't seem to have a problem yet? I never let Gator install when they try - lol.

    I keep my virus definitions updated and run virus scans, regularly, run scan disk and defragment regularly, and try to keep the systems cleaned up on a weekly basis. I also have Window Washer installed on both, which is used daily.

    Appreciate any suggestions anyone can make in this area. Thanks.
     
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