gta95 said:Why 2 firewalls? Hardware + software I gather? Whats wrong with just a hardware?
THX guys!YeOldeStonecat said:The two best antivirus products..
NOD32 and Kapersky.
NOD32 is very light, Kaperskys recent version lightened up quite a bit more than their older versions.
Norton/Symantec...ugh. Not strong in detection of ad/spyware either, in addition to making your PC feel like a Pentium 75 with 16 megs of RAM.
If you insist on a software firewall also...Kapersky makes a whole internet protection suite. NOD32 does not yet..but their upcoming version 3 will have that option.
AVG hasn't been doing well in AV tests lately, since version 6. Myself..I've cleaned up lots of machines that were protected by AVG...seen lots of stuff it should have stopped.
In the meantime...for a great software firewall for the home user...stand alone, check out Comodo. Continuously updated, lightweight, has done very well in tests, intuitive, and is free.
For a top notch anti ad/spyware program, check out SuperAntispyware. Recent product...free...I've used it lots of times now on infected machine...VERY good at cleaning. Many many times seen it get rid of some of the heavy spyware bad guys that the old standbys of Spybot and Adaware couldn't even scratch the surface of.