Newsgroups - how secure are they?

  First Bass 02:21 13 Jul 05

Anyone know just how safe it is these days to download Newsgroup Postings? Do Virus checkers and Firewalls keep the nasties at bay if you read postings on an ISP Newsgroup?

  interzone55 11:21 04 Aug 05

The only free AV program I know of that checks usenet postings is Avast! It checks usenet postings from Outlook Express, Agent and Thunderbird (plus others)

  First Bass 12:25 14 Aug 05

Thanks Alan. Downloading seems to be potentially hazardous unless your defences are secure. Common belief is that once your EMail address is posted, you end up on every spammers list in the universe!

  seedie 16:13 14 Aug 05


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