Routers only prevent attacks from the outside getting in, people can still easily pick up malware on their own. I think people consider firewalls to be something to stop malware which they are not.
Right that why i'm still going to leave the AVG antivirus software install on his computer.
and a antispyware software on his computer as well he not all that good on updates so this should help.
That is why I have the alphasheld on my between the dsl modem and the swtich and the computer it is a hardware firewall with no software install and no firmware but it sure keeps things nice and quite. If you want to check it out mike the website is http://www.alphashield.com......
On his computer when I first came to fix his computer his computer was so slow and his hard drive was running all the time. He must of had tons of spyware and virus on his system his hard drive was just going and going. I just did a clean install of his windows and remove the crapware that came with his a compaq computer and add a gig of ram to his system that speed things up.
I also that to that people thinks firewalls to be something to stop malware it not it only to stop attacts. That is why you should also run antivirus software and antispyware software. and don't be running windows defender that software don't work its a joke.
I should not of said that dlink don't have a gigabit the do have one for gamers. and it also cut down the lag time. Just that officedepot don't have them their.
Thanks mike for the link for that other dlink router.