My ISP (Waitrose) sent me an Email in June to inform me that they now check all my incoming emails for viruses, and if one is detected the email will be deleted and another email with the subject 'Identified Virus intercepted' will be sent to me, together with the name of the virus and the address it appears to have been sent from. Their system is updated with the latest virus information every half hour. This seems to be better protection than I had previously, when I updated the virus definitions every month or two. My questions are 1) Is it as good as it seems? 2) Do other ISPs provide this service also? 3) Can I reasonably get away with only a program to intercept Spam, such as "SPAMPAL", which I use now?
Yes AOL check all incoming/outgoing mail for virus and delete/inform as necessary. But horiz5 is correct, you still need a virus checker on your own PC as well. [Surfing/downloading], also if you use floppy disk or CD that have come from unknown source, they need to be checked as well. j.
Question 1 - It's better than nothing. Question 2 - No. Not all ISPs do it Question 3 - A spam blocker won't stop all viruses getting by. You should use an AV tool such as the free version of AVG click here You should also install a firewall such as the free version of ZoneAlarm click here
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