June 14 2016
Does the security program spybot prevent networkiing windows 7 computer to windows xp computers?
If a security program acts as a scanner only (i.e., no online resident protection), then it will Not block traffic when not in use.
Otherwise, Active Security programs intercept Network traffic, as such they can at time block aspects of Networking.
My position about active security.
A collection of applications that intercepting the Network flow, impede its work and probably Do Not add any security to the system.
The rule is to run actively Only , One software Firewall,One Antivirus, andOne Anti Spyware.
The differences between the top security suits are minute.
Each one might miss something when tested, but in general they provide similar protection.
As long as a person uses a single computer connected to the Internet it does not matter much which one is used.
The problem of using 3rd party security suits stems from their difficulties (lack of flexibility) to handle variety of Networking situations.
If you spend time on Computer's Networking Forums you will amazed of the number of users that in order to have a functional LAN and Internet connection have to Uninstall the 3rd party suits and clean their computers from the security suits running processes.
The First level of protection with Broadband Internet connection is using a Cable/DSL Router even if the Network is comprised of one computer.
The Router's NAT Firewall & SPI providing very good inbound protection.
The Router’s WAN side also takes care the
ISP connection's authentication, thus keeps the connection always alive.
On each Networked computer, use Windows Vista/Win 7 Advanced software Firewall, and install the free Microsoft Security Essentials as AV and Antispyware applications.
It all working smooth, on both Cable Internet and DSL, maintaining very good Internet/Network security, without adding any cost to each computer.
I configured many computers on peer-to-peer networks with security configured as described above, many of them are Giga LANs, and they all working very well and secure, achieving LAN transfers up to 70MB/sec.
The only time that I deviate from this, routine is when it is essential to get Visual feedback during Internet/Network activities and actively control any application that tries to connect to the Internet.
In such cases I usually disable Windows native Firewall, and use PCTools Firewall, it is free, small, and minimally intrusive Software Firewall. The download is only 10MB, and the active processes in RAM use about 14MB).http://www.pctools.com/firewall
It flexible pop-up and traffic indication helps to efficiently control the allowed connection list.
Jack-MVP Windows Networking.
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