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Anti virus for NAS?


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charliewykes

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Hi,

I have a wireless network which supports 3 PCs (and a work PC that is sometimes connected). I also have a NAS drive physically atached to the router. All the PCs have anti virus but the NAS doesn't. It is used to back up documents and settings from the PCs.

Should it have some anti virus software or does the fact that it only receives backups of presumably clean files mean it is OK?

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Hello charliewykes,

You're OK. The NAS doesn't require an Anti-Virus. Especially if you're only backing up documents (.doc, .txt, etc.), pictures and the like. And no programs or archives (.exe, .zip, .rar). Then you should be fine. On-top of that, if the PCs have access to the NAS they will most likely scan it when they are scanning themselves :)

Regards,
Olrik
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Thank you for your reassurance :)
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