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Old 08-17-2008, 11:59 AM   #1
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Looking for opinions on the best AV and firewall as individuals?

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Old 08-17-2008, 12:34 PM   #2
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For free antivirus apps, I would suggest either AVG or Avast. I hear Commodo is another good one.

I generally don't run a software firewall as my router has a more secure hardware solution. But in general, the Windows Defender program works as well as any other.
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do you need them to be free ones? if so, AVG or Avast as suggested are good. for pay ones, i have always used McAfee with the windows firewall. are you using windows? xp, vista? linux? apple? if vista, it has a two way firewall, if xp has just incoming firewall. maybe zone alarm for two way free firewall. Norton is good too, but may use more system resourses from what i've heard....although probably not much more than mcafee does.
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Old 08-17-2008, 12:45 PM   #4
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Free or pay. Doesn't matter.
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I heard great things about NOD32, never tried as you have to pay.
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Default Re: best AV and firewall as individuals

I only suggested the free apps as I don't see the need to have to pay for an antivirus program when the free ones work just as well.

I used to have Norton years ago until my subscription ran out. I didn't want to pay for a new subscription, so i went with AVG and never looked back. To this day I have never been infected with a virus. I have had my bouts with malware due to visiting certain sites, but it was never anything serious enough that Ad-Aware or Spybot couldn't handle.
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NOD32 and Comodo firewall are what i use...and they run amazing and smooth.
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have you checked with your ISP to see if you get any of the normally paid anti-virus software free with your internet service? just thought i'd mention that because i get McAfee anti-virus and/or firewall free because i have verizon with msn premium, and mcafee anti-virus comes free with my internet service subscription. i just use the anti-virus though as i like the windows firewall better than the mcafee one.
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NOD32 and Comodo firewall are what i use...and they run amazing and smooth.
This is what I am leaning towards as I heard NOD32 firewall was so so but someone told me it was very good so still trying to decide.
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