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    Default What is the best antivirus/firewalls out there

    Im using the panda platinum trial right now but i like more features.

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    Norton Antivirus is the best ive ever used
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    Nothing will beat AVG Pro 7.0.
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    Why not buy a router then plug your computer into that and then feed your internet through that?

    Don't get me wrong, a good anti-virus program is essential and Spybot is great for spyware but that router hides your computer from the internet, that is if you have cable or DSL. Hackers scanning for open ports or other signatures see's a dumb port.
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    Home routers running NAT are common, but they certainly don't act as a firewall unless properly configured. Firewalls aren't to keep someone from physically accessing you box; they're to constrict which network ports are open. Most people don't have the knowledge or patience to properly configure a hardware firewall.

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    I use Macafee and have never had any problems. Anti-virus has stopped several trojans and the firewall routinely blocks all attempts to access various ports.

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    Norton is the only one I've ever used. It has blocked everything that's tried to get in so far. The only thing I don't like about it is the firewall. It's really hard to try and configure it and it doesn't seem to remember any rules that I specify.
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    I normally use McAffee, but I as a member of the military (or, any DOD employee) I just found out we're now allowed to download, and use at home, either McAffee or Norton for free. Turns out we're being given the corporate versions, which are supposed to be much stronger than the versions being sold in stores.

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    Norton takes up so many resources and drags memory. Seriously, uninstall it and put on AVG...I guarantee you will see an overall speed increase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleGuitars99
    Nothing will beat AVG Pro 7.0.
    I just shitcanned Norton and got this. Much, much better! I had a virus on my computer that Norton wouldn't get rid of and AVG Pro wiped it out quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BradS
    Norton takes up so many resources and drags memory. Seriously, uninstall it and put on AVG...I guarantee you will see an overall speed increase.
    Exactly, Norton is like pouring quicksand into your system.
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