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ray r

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Hi, I'm a bit confused about what to run and not to run on my laptop, its a vista operating system and I've read on here only to use one firewall, at present I have the windows firewall on along with windows defender and I have Norton 360 installed although it is due for renewel and i am looking at other options.

Any advice as to what to do, or what to install either free or to buy for internet security would be appreciated.

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For an antivirus, I use Avast Free on my 64 bit systems, and Avira Free on my 32 bit systems.
I use Windows Defender for anti-spyware and I use the Windows Firewall for my firewall.

My approach is considered minimal by some, but I haven't had a virus on my systems in several years - and haven't had an infection take over my system since before anti-virus software came into use. I spend time on the bad side of the web routinely - and just don't let anything onto my computer unless 1) I am aware it's coming on my computer and 2) I scan it with my updated antivirus before opening/running it.

My point is that it's my surfing habits that make me safe - and the anti-virus/spyware/firewall only serves as a second chance to catch things before they affect me.
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Definitely, don't use 2 firewalls, like you do now (Norton + Windows).
Same goes for antivirus program.
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