Virus Scanning

Network Solutions, Inc. is proud to be one of the first ISPs to offer our customers free virus scanning of their email. For those of you who would like to know more about the protection we have written this page. Here we will go over what our protection does and does not cover, how we scan the email, and what we do when a virus is found.

Our mail server automatically checks the versions and consistency of the virus database every 30 minutes. It also performs an update if new virus definitions are available. We have also set aside a section of our homepage at https://www.netsolinc.com which shows the 5 latest virus threats. You can click on the name of the virus for more information about it.

It is important to note that we are only protecting you against viruses sent in an email. There are other ways to get viruses. For example, you could load an infected disk into your computer or it is even possible that a malicious web page could give you a virus. Also, it is possible to get a new virus before a scanner is available to detect it, so it is a good idea to have other means of virus protection on your computer. But right now, email is the most widely used method of spreading viruses, and we believe this is a great benefit to our customers.

All mail going through our mail server is scanned as it is processed. This means that if you already have a virus on your computer, you will not be spreading it via email to your friends or family. If a virus is detected in email sent by your computer, the server will automatically drop that message so that the virus does not spread.

Here at Network Solutions, we believe that we should do everything we can to make our customers’ internet experience a pleasant one. Knowing that your email is protected will help take some of the worries out of checking your email. We hope that by scanning your email, we can not only help protect your valuable data, but also give you one less thing to be worried about during the day.