Posted 28 July 2005 - 08:42 AM
The thing about P2P is that one can pick up things that nothing will detect. An AV only works if there is a matching signature, or it exhibits some kind of behavior that the AV deems malicious. That's easy enough to get around.. it happens all of the time.
A firewall doesn't protect against anything that is downloaded. It might give you notice that something isn't quite right, bu tby then it its too late. Of course, that's providing that whatever was downloaded didn't just go ahead and disable all protection software in the first place.