anti-virus on a networked PC

  Magik ®© 14:12 24 Jul 2003

hi.Am i right in thinking that if the main PC has a firewall and anti-virus, a PC which is wirelessy connected to it is also covered, or do i need them on both.. thanks

ps: this is going on from my post earlier.

  Sir Radfordin 14:23 24 Jul 2003

You need AV on both as the virus could come in as a download from the interent or piggy back off an email or webpage. The main PC won't scan all network packets for virus simply because it couldn't.

A firewall on the other PCs is not essential though it may be a wise idea just to be safe.

  Magik ®© 15:10 24 Jul 2003

Thank you, I will put a virus scanner on the other PC...

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