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what is the best free anti-virus and firewall protection?

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I'd say nod.. although I dont use av anymore with vista and your Hardware router for the firewall if its set-up right.
    
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AVG is good.

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ive heard bad stuff about AVG
    
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Avast, used to have a paid Norton, free Avast blows it away, self updating, just have to renew the free license every 14 months.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by charbs152 View Post
ive heard bad stuff about AVG
Such as?

... I have used it on a couple of systems that were secondary without issues. Did I just get lucky, or did I miss something?



Cvalley75...oh yeah! I forgot about Avast.
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is nod free? last time i looked at it, it asked me to pay for it. but i use avg, seems good to me.
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what about antivir
    
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I have AVG running on 3 of my systems and have never had an issue with it. I have recommended it to my parents and in-laws.

As for firewall, if you have an old pc you should look at Smoothwall. Mine is running on my very first purchased pc (P150 - oc'd 180MHz). You just need 2 NIC's installed in it. You can even run the software on a floppy which can be write-protected so you never need to worry about someone messing with settings.
I absolutely love it! And it was a snap to setup.
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ZoneAlarm Free & AVG Free Edition
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