Yesterday I used the Symantec on-line virus and Security scan to check my system.
Virus test turned up nil which was good but imagine my surprise when the security scan told me that I was vunerable to attacks from trojans yah-di-dah-di-dah...
I was then advised to install a firewall... strange... so I guess ZoneAlarm Pro (which I use) is not doing it's job properly.... or is it Symantec just trying to get us to buy their security products...? Or am I being too cynical?
i think the answer to your question is that you are being a bit paranoid, but with just cause. sa long as your firewall and virus definitions are up to date, you should have no problems. i would suggest getting norton over zone alarm though because they have a more efficient port scanning system and also update their virus definitions more frequently. it's only 55 dollars for a year (anti virus and internet security) as well if you download it from their site as opposed to over a hundred quid in the shops. that's nearly an answer isnt it? he he james
It's as you suspect, Symantec scaremongering to sell their products. Zone Alarm is (arguably) the best firewall on the market. I use ZA pro and McAfee AV. The only security site that reports that I have a problem is Symantec.