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hello good day, i have begin my quest all over the net about the best and proper antivirus for our pc but on my quest its 8 out 10 choose the AVG free edition, as the best and top of the class antivirus for windows and which suits our needs, so what i did is instead of downloading the free edition i have bought the pro edition which is the paid edition, will this be just ok? I'm ok with the anti spyware, firewall, pc optimizers and stuff the only problem i've got is the antivirus which i've been longing to know which is the best and top of the class anti virus in the town, so if there's any more suggestion please teach me. thanks
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You should only have one installed anti virus programme on a PC because two will conflict with each other.

You can run any online virus scan with the installed anti virus programme running

http://www.pandasoft...n_principal.htm

http://housecall60.t.../start_corp.asp

Which firewall have you got
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i'm using windows firewall, ive tried to use zone alarm free but it disconnects me to the the internet, so i have uninstalled it so i tried zone alarm pro still does the same so i just get rid of them and stick with windows. why is there any more suggestion?
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by the way i have only one antivirus and one firewall now so it has been great though but i'm still open for more advice thanks.
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If this is for your gaming PC you should look at getting another firewall

http://www.filehippo...ware/firewalls/

The windows firewall only blocks incoming data, these will block incoming and outgoing data
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Also if you are behind a non DMZed ADSL router you usually dont need a firewall beyond the ones that are built in to good antivirus/internet security suites. I used AVG for a long time and came to the conclusion that it was rubbish, for a free anti virus i found AVAST superior in every single way and the free version is as goos as the pro, or the big daddy anti virus was NOD32 unbeliavable anti virus you know you are screwed if it cant find and get rid of a virus. Last time i checked they had a 100% track record for viruses. So when your AVG liscense runs out check those out.
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thanks guys for all your reply but 'm getting more confuse now with my anti virus before they've said AVG is the most trusted and most top of the class antivirus but now, they've said NOD?please make it clear, i'm getting more desperate on which to choose, as i've said again even though if it is paid edition i'll gamble just to protect our computer please suggest. thanks, also which is the firewall to use thanks.
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You can download trial versions of most firewalls, see which suits best

Test them here

http://www.grc.com

Run the shields up tests

Go with the one which gives the most consistent good results

Stay with the AVG you have paid for

You can check it by running these every couple of days

http://www.pandasoft...n_principal.htm

http://housecall60.t.../start_corp.asp
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thanks keith for the help but just for future reference what would you suggest that i could get in case my avg expire?i'll try all of these, i'll give you shout if anything happens, i'll also try the firewalls.please suggest any paid edition or better anti virus other than AVG?
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AVG is widely used without issue, NOD32 does have a good reputation but I wouldn't throw AVG away because of that.

If you will be using mainstream sites, you won't have any trouble, you mainly get problems using dodgy P2P sites, running files which are laden with spyware and malware.

Choose a good firewall, the free version of zonealarm will cover you on reputable sites, who take measures to ensure nobody gets problems, they would soon go out of business if visits to their site meant ending up with an unuseable PC
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the only thing with zonealarm is it disconnects me on aol, aol is my service provider and at times it disconnects me quite a lot, but if i dont run it aol does'nt disconnect, any suggestive measures to do?
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Run another one but get trial versions of anything you need to buy

http://www.filehippo...ware/firewalls/
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thanks can you give me another choice aside from AVG just in case i wanted to try other antivirus software, in your opinion which is the full packed antivirus?top quality.
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I agree with Keith you should stick with what gives good results, im my case i is AVAST and if i ever pay for an antivirus i will be getting NOD32. I found AVG slow to scan and it missed a couple of viruses that avast caught and nod32 caught one the other two didnt. Also the finish on AVG isnt as good as the others, i know asthetics isnt a good factor to choose an anti virus but it is a nice additonal feature.
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thanks for all your help, but if there's any more comment on the best antivirus and top of the class and quality anti virus feel free to suggest and with advice thanks!!!
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