I did some searches, and couldn't find an up-to-date discussion about this.
I currently use the free zonealarm pro version with paid spyware doctor, and free avast, and ad-aware. I know, too many programs! After a recent massive infection, I was recommened Nod 32, and now I've decided to buy a firewall. Nod 32 seems to is more lauded by computer technicians than by internet reviews. Should I dismiss it?
You might be thinking that this is unneccessary, but indulge me. The general consensus seems to be that AVG, Zonealarm, or Comodo offer the best free firewall options. I know this topic has been covered to death, but it's a very changeable one as new technology comes out, is there a new version of a firewall (ideally one worth paying for, but I'd consider using a free version if there's really only a negligible benefit in using the paid version) that is currently in poll position as judged my the majority?
So there's three questions, but I'd appreciate any constructive responses, perhaps on the best current antivirus/firewall option, priced or not.