Good evening everyone,
Are there any advantages to using a router (security-wise)?
On April 1st, I discovered the presence of a trojan (Sirefef variety) during a SAS scan. This trojan managed to not only disable the Web Shield and Mail Scanner functions in my Avast AV (free) program, but also prevented me from being able to get on the Internet.
I ended up having to spend $123 at the repair shop just to fix this machine. So, I am wondering if having my ISP install a router would provide any significant enhancement to my present security set-up (shown in my signature line)?
Thank you for your time and any enlightenment!