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    Dial-up virus protection needs

    Do the slower dial-up connections we in rural areas have to use, need the same level of virus and malware protection high-speed connections require? Thanks.

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    Floydgene,

    Welcome to the lounge as a new poster!

    In a word YES! Maybe even more so if you get botted you're connection will be totally useless.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    But expect some performance degradation due to the need to constantly download virus signature updates. Ideally, find one that lets you manually download them when you're not doing anything else.

    Jerry

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    I use a dial up all the time and yes you need one. I am using Avast with auto updating on. If your on everyday updating isn't bad, it seems to update about twice a day once in the morning once in the evening. is pretty small and doesn't take long.

    Now if you go a couple of days between signing on or manually check for update every now and then, it takes longer because the update file is bigger and takes longer to download and it can slow you down.

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