Home Network safety question

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by sethm1, Mar 25, 2011.

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  1. sethm1

    sethm1 Registered Member

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    We have 2 PC's in the house - both running Eset.
    Upstairs running Win 7 Home Prem and downstairs (which is connected to the Belkin router) running XP SP3.

    Our Son has moved back in and after using a Mac Notebook for many years now has a new HP laptop running Win 7. His machine came with Norton A/V, but because the laptop does not have a built in DVD drive, he has not yet loaded the Norton.

    Should I keep him off the home network?
    I am concerned that he could bring in a virus and spread it to our 2 PC's.
     
  2. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

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    Hello,

    We do not usually provide support for other anti-malware products in the ESET Support Forum, but you could try copying the installation disc for the other program to a USB flash drive on your computer and then giving it to your son.

    Symantec's technical support can probably provide additional details/support from there.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
  3. sethm1

    sethm1 Registered Member

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    Allow me to re-phrase the question -

    Should I be concerned with an unprotected PC on my home net work?
    Will Eset Smart Security find any viruses 'brought in' by a unprotected PC?
    Could a unprotected PC even broadcast across the (home) network?
     
  4. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

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    Hello,

    If the unprotected computer becomes infected, it could attempt to infect or attack other computers on the network.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
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