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Sam444

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I would like to know if a firewall will remove a hacker that has already installed a virus?


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DonnaB

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Hi Sam444,

Welcome to GeeksToGo! :)

This is a very good question. The answer is "No". A firewall can not remove a hacker once access has been allowed. A firewall is a piece of software that is intended to prevent an attack by putting a wall between you and the "outside world" otherwise known as the internet.

Here are a few links you might find interesting that will educate and enhance your online surfing abilities: :)

What is a firewall?
What to Do When Someone Gets Unauthorized Access to Your Computer
"So how did I get infected in the first place?" by Tony Klein and updated by Corrine
How Malware Spreads - How did I get infected by quietman7
How to prevent Malware: by miekemoes

I hope this information is a BIG help for you.

Donna :)
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