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Looking for a good firewall and anti-virus.
Currently, I have AVG 9 and uh...the firewall that came with windows.
What do you guys suggest I go with?
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post #2 of 11
Meh.
I use Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Firewall, behind an ASA 5505.

In all honesty if you're not a moron with your computer, even the Microsoft AV and FW will be sufficient..
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post #3 of 11
^^
This. I use the same. If you are looking for a little more coverage though you can check into Avast. It's free version has been rated very high by AV Comparatives.
post #4 of 11
Microsofts firewall is enough for me as well , that and Avira.
I also do the occasional scan with super antispyware.
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i use AVG's complete package subscription, and a hardware firewall, these days..

when i was broke, i used AVG's free version and zonealarm, which also has a nice free version.
    
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post #6 of 11
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Hmmm...What about if you want to protect yourselves against hackers etc etc?
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Originally Posted by vinton13 View Post
Hmmm...What about if you want to protect yourselves against hackers etc etc?
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Windows Firewall
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There is likely also already a firewall on your router...
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(adAware has a good free prog, as well as spybot search & destroy, i can vouch for both...do NOT play w/ anything you dont understand tho, if u dl spybot. u can cause trouble.)
    
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Okay thank guys.
Though I always thought windows firewall was useless.
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post #10 of 11
re: win_firewall..its not TERRIBLE, or anything, imo, but i was never one to stick w/ stock options

(as a matter of fact, isnt that why were all here?..bigger, better, faster, MOAR? )
    
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