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best free firewall/AVG vs. Avast!?


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dans1

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Hi, currently I'm using AVG antivirus since my norton subscription has been expired for quite a while. I have not uninstalled Norton since it is bundled w/ internet security which still seems to work pretty well. I also enable my windows firewall. Recenlty, my notron AV has been giving me pop-ups every 15 seconds or so warning me that "Your computer is at risk in the following ares:" -Virus protection is turned off To prevent duplicate security status alerts, use my existing Norton product alerts and turn off redundant Windows Security Center alerts". ------(It gives me box to check: no matter if I check it or not, it keeps popping up)-------- My question is: should I uninstall my norton AV/internet protection and settle with my AVG and windows firewall? Is the windows firewall anygood? Should I download a free firewall? I've heard about the free ZoneAlarm firewall... how does it compare to the norton one I have or teh windows firewall? Any feedback is much appreciated. Thanks

Oh and I have yet to find any closure ------> AVG Free or Avast!????? Both compare to eachother, but whick do you prefer???
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I use AVG it works very well for me. I would uninstall Norton Virus I don't like it because of what it dose (I had lots of errors with it and it slows you computer down)

The Windows firewall is not even worth useing in my opinion. Get ZoneAlarm it is very good. I have links to most things in my signature, please press all links you will find some good stuff to install and use.
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Norton is a resource hog, it causes problems, and the virus detection rates are not very good, so you should uninstall it, I prefer Avast! over AVG, it works perfectly for me, and for a firewall, I recommend comodo, it's free and offers more protection than ZoneAlarm and Windows Firewall

Edited by stupidhomer, 02 February 2009 - 10:46 AM.

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You might need the Norton Removal Tool.
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Why did you dig up a 3 year old topic?
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Why did you dig up a 3 year old topic?



Hadn't noticed that!!! :)

Yeah, why did you?
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Oops, never noticed the year myself
Why isn't there something like an auto-lock set up for topics older than 1 year?

Edited by stupidhomer, 02 February 2009 - 04:02 PM.

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