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    My little brother has a desktop PC (wired) connection and a laptop working of the same router. If the laptop gets infected can it pass to his desktop. Each has a different AV, Spyware and firewall installed
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    Yes, if they are on a shared network.
    And anyone else that is on the network.

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    DaveA, he does not use laptop to access his desktop and I dont think he is on a shared network.
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    DaveA, he does not use laptop to access his desktop and I dont think he is on a shared network.
    P.S. did not get mail notification of your reply.
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    DaveA, he does not use laptop to access his desktop and I dont think he is on a shared network.
    P.S. did not get mail notification of your reply.
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    DaveA, he does not use laptop to access his desktop and I dont think he is on a shared network.
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    DaveA, he does not use laptop to access his desktop and I dont think he is on a shared network.
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    DaveA, he does not use laptop to access his desktop and I dont think he is on a shared network.
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    DaveA, he does not use laptop to access his desktop and I dont think he is on a shared network.
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    DaveA, he does not use laptop to access his desktop and I dont think he is on a shared network.
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    The situation you describe is very common. I have three computers on my home network, all three have sharing invoked and all three are protected by anti-malware and firewall. As long as you maintain up to date definitions and scanning you should not have any problems. However, it is possible for all machines to become infected. If you want to keep both computers isolated just disable sharing. You can also change the workgroup name on one of your computers, and then they would not see each other. You would be safer, but unable to transfer files from one to another on your network.
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    The situation you describe is very common. I have three computers on my home network, all three have sharing invoked and all three are protected by anti-malware and firewall. As long as you maintain up to date definitions and scanning you should not have any problems. However, it is possible for all machines to become infected. If you want to keep both computers isolated just disable sharing. You can also change the workgroup name on one of your computers, and then they would not see each other. You would be safer, but unable to transfer files from one to another on your network.
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    The situation you describe is very common. I have three computers on my home network, all three have sharing invoked and all three are protected by anti-malware and firewall. As long as you maintain up to date definitions and scanning you should not have any problems. However, it is possible for all machines to become infected. If you want to keep both computers isolated just disable sharing. You can also change the workgroup name on one of your computers, and then they would not see each other. You would be safer, but unable to transfer files from one to another on your network.
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    The situation you describe is very common. I have three computers on my home network, all three have sharing invoked and all three are protected by anti-malware and firewall. As long as you maintain up to date definitions and scanning you should not have any problems. However, it is possible for all machines to become infected. If you want to keep both computers isolated just disable sharing. You can also change the workgroup name on one of your computers, and then they would not see each other. You would be safer, but unable to transfer files from one to another on your network.
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    The situation you describe is very common. I have three computers on my home network, all three have sharing invoked and all three are protected by anti-malware and firewall. As long as you maintain up to date definitions and scanning you should not have any problems. However, it is possible for all machines to become infected. If you want to keep both computers isolated just disable sharing. You can also change the workgroup name on one of your computers, and then they would not see each other. You would be safer, but unable to transfer files from one to another on your network.
    Deadeye81

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