Easy networking question

By karl hogarth
Nov 30, 2005
  1. I have a laptop which is connected to the internet. I have a desktop which i have just purchased and i have created a network to the laptop. using the wizard i couldn't seem to configure it so the desktop does not connect to the internet through the laptop. the desk top does not have antivirus software installed on it. Is it exposed to the viruses etc or will the antivirus stuff on the laptop filter it first ? in other words is it safe to have it networked this way ? Rgds
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    No. Antivirus software deals with files on your hard drive, it does not intercept network traffic. Some products do web traffic scanning but the feature is far from useful.
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