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sortofageek

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Hi,

I have a home network which has wi-fi that I connect a laptop to and a desktop using direct connection via an ethernet cable to the wireless router. I have a couple of questions:

1. My router has a firewall built in so do I still need a firewall like zonealarm or windows firewall to be safe?

2. When my laptop was not connected to the internet nor was any other computer connected wirelessly to the network and there was no internet activity at all on my pc my LAN connection icon in the task bar was still lit up on both sent and received squares does anyone know why that might be?

3. Is BitComet safe to use?

4. Do I need Spybot search & destroy and ccleaner if I have windows defender?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,


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1) No but its recommended.
2) The light indicates a connection is present, it would disappear if the computer was disconnected or powered off.
3) BitComet is a P2P program and the site offers no support for such programs so no comment.
4) Windows Defender is not very good, I wouldn't even give it the time of day.
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Thanks Neil, which anti spyware program should I use then?
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