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After using the McAfee Internet Security, for over a year, I've become fed up with it's resource hogging. It slows my computer down like crazy. After looking at alternate programs, I've been wondering:

Is it better to get a full internet security suite or just have a separate antivirus and firewall? Which protects better or uses less resources?
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NOD32 is the lightest on system resorces... i use it and its great
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Yea, I've heard great things about it too, but would the Smart Security Suite be better to get or just the Nod32 Antivirus with some other firewall (cuz I would like both some how)?
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Yes you could get the Smart Secutiry... its just as quick, do you use a router because some routers have a firewall built in.... My Netgear DG834G has a great firewall.

I installed the Smart Security Suite on my friends laptop, he had been using Zonealarm. He rang me up after a couple of days and said that he couldn't believe the performance increase he got from just swapping security suites... That was about 5 months ago and he's had no problems with it.
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I dunno, I use Microsoft's MN-700. I think it has a firewall but I'm not sure.
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Anything with the word Microsoft usually isn't that great. But it depends. Did you get it from your ISP company or otherwise?

I would recommend looking at AVG or ESET NOD 32 for AV. Though, I enjoy having Server security. So unless you want to go and buy 500 dollars with of software, then all you need is Symantec Client Security. ;P

For a Firewall, your best bet, Sygate Personal Firewall. Though I don't use it, from what I have heard in the past, it's pretty good.

I usually just set up my router and make sure that it is locked down pretty tight so that I can make sure there won't be any intruders on my network via wireless, web, or ethernet.
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