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#1 missfilippa

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 01:12 PM

I read an alledged tip in a computer magazine recently which suggested that for those who have a cable connection to the Internet and, to avoid getting viruses,
spyware etc. on my computer when I am not using it, I should disconnect
the modem from the CPU.

Does this make sense? Would there be problems were I to follow this procedure?
Please help me on this one... thank you, missfilippa :thumbsup:

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#2 Leurgy

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 06:33 PM

It makes sense in as much as you won't get anything from the internet if your not actually connected to it. But its hardly practical or necessary. With a good Anti-Virus and Firewall in an updated computer you are well protected. If you shut off your machine when you aren't using it nothing will be able to enter your computer. I use cable and I never shut mine off and nothing gets in here.

Many firewalls have an "internet lock" that can be applied when your not using a machine that is running. If its still a concern, it would be easiest to unplug/turn off your modem.

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