Why do some Users on a network get more SPAM and POP UPS than others?
Posted on 2004-09-23
I would like a technical Detailed Answer to this questions:
I run a small 10MB ethernet, network of 22 users, but there are two users, one of them gets tons of SPAM, about 75 a day, and the other gets tons of SPAM, and also gets a large amount of PopUp ADS[talikng, movies, etc]. The other 20 get some of each, but not nearly as much as the first two users mentioned.
We have a NetGear Fire wall. Here is some interesting News; most of the users have windows 98, which will be changed out to XP Pro very soon, but the first two users with the big problems, both have XP Pro presently.
This network was badly neglected for 9months, and did not get security update form MS, and had an outdated firewall, before the NetGear box came.
Why is this Extreme Blitz of SPAM and POPUPS happening to these two users?