My ISP provides Anti-Virus Protection

  Glen 20:10 21 Aug 2003

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?


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