Virus Protection on a home Network

  Chasman 20:41 11 Apr 2008


I'm about to connect a laptop wirelessly to my main PC which has Norton Anti Virus 2004 protecting it as well as a hardware firewall (via the router).

I am about to renew my subs with Norton for another year - is there an option by which I can protect two pc's?
Would it matter if I used another anti-virus programme?

Last question - Main PC has XP laptop Vista - will I encounter any networking problems?


  Eric10 21:04 11 Apr 2008

Instead of renewing your subscription for an old antivirus program you may want to consider upgrading to a current version. Most modern Antivirus and Internet Security programs can be installed on 3 computers. click here for Norton's offerings.

You can use a different AV program on your laptop if you prefer and might want to look at AVG Free version click here.

There can be problems networking Vista and XP but your best option is to try it and post back with any specific problems.

  RobCharles1981 21:13 11 Apr 2008

As Eric10 Said

Don't bother re-newing your Norton Antivirus Get Rid of it.

Head Over here ---> click here to remove Norton From your PC.

Then goto click here and get

Avast Antivrus or AVG as your main virus protection
Zone Alarm or Comodo Firewall as one of your firewalls.


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Good Luck

  Beholder 21:25 11 Apr 2008

Nod32 is a very good anti-virus.

click here

Check out their score at click here

you can use norton on up to 3 pc's.

crikey! not sure about 2004 though.

  ned3110 21:52 11 Apr 2008

Yeah I agree with the above.

I use AVG and I've used Avast in the past. There both free but excellent too!

Also Comodo and Zone alarm are good free firewalls.

  skidzy 07:12 12 Apr 2008

Some advice for reference; click here

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