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Old 04-14-2009, 03:57 PM
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Hi, just wondering if my computer could get infected by letting someone connect to my access point at home if their computer had infections. I let my grandson connect to my network with his laptop the other day and was just wondering.

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Old 04-14-2009, 04:11 PM
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It could potentially happen but your more prone to infections just connecting your computer to the internet than getting something from his computer through the network.
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:33 PM
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It's certainly more likely for you to get a worm or virus from an infected machine on your own network then from the internet since your router won't be blocking traffic from other machines on the network.
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Wow, amazing that's what I was afraid of. Thanks for the info everyone.
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