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Does Client need Anti-Virus Protection?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by gingia, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. gingia

    gingia Guest

    I run a wireless network with one client. Should the client computer have anti-virus protection or does that fall on the administrator?
  2. sufrano63

    sufrano63 Network Guru Member

    Wouldn't hurt to have anti-spyware, personal firewall, anti-keylogger, etc...Don't rely on anyone when it comes to securing your PC. Wireless encryption (WPA or WPA2) should be high priority on your list too...
  3. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Not quite. There is no distinction between a wireless network and its wired counterpart in term of antivirus and antispyware policy, thus having a wireless network does not negate the need to protect your computer(s) from attacks.

    If you are on a corporate network and the computer you use belongs to the company, the responsibility of securing the computer falls on to the administrator of the network. For example, we run Symantec Antivirus at work and all workstations have a client copy linking to a central server version, the updates and settings of the former is managed by the latter and the administrator - there is no user involvement.

    On your own home network, the administrator is mostly yourself, so you make your own decision on the matter, but as mentioned earlier a wireless network does not in any way protect you from virus any spyware attack.

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