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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi® Wireless Networking by Harold Davis

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Personal Software for Protection

Any computer that connects to the Internet, or that connects to a network that connects to the Internet, should run some programs for general protection.

The most important category of program for protection is antivirus. Antivirus programs stop viruses from attacking your system, and help you recover if you are attacked by a virus.

The leading antivirus products are VirusScan from McAfee, www.mcafee.com, and Norton Antivirus from Symantec, www.symantec.com.

A firewall is another type of program useful for protecting your PC. A firewall program protects your resources by filtering network packets. If your computer is connected to a network that is not protected with a firewall, or if you are taking a computer ...

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