Operational point for file downloading


  • I'm on a PC that accesses the internet via a server running Windows Server 2008 R2. When I download a file, does that file data just pass through the server over a virtual connection directly to my PC or is it buffered/stored on the server first? My thought is that it just passes through - hence the need for virus protection on my PC. Thanks in advance.

    Thursday, October 10, 2013 6:57 PM


  • Hi

    The server act as a proxy or you have a router ?

    If the traffic really pass by that server it does not get analysed on the "fly" unless you isntalled a software for that, so thus the need for an antivirus on your PC. If you use a router it's the same thing, some router analayse the traffic on the "fly", but it's really CPU intensive and low-end gear does not do that. In big shop it can kill the router CPU, and you depend on the antivirus solution in the router. So, inall case an antivirus on your PC is needed, as you might end up with a virus on your USB stick.

    Regards, Philippe

    Friday, October 11, 2013 1:38 AM