Anti Virus Software & Firewall Selection? Please H-E-L-P!!!!

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Bernie1

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:confused: My ISP company, EarthLink, is offering anti spy-ware, firewall, anti-virus, etc. If I go with their service will I still need an anti-virus program loaded on my PC? Or will the EarthLink anti-virus be sufficient?

Thanks for your responses.
 
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Howdy Bernie1
My ISP runs an anti-virus but I still have my own AV,Firewall,and several antispyware programmes on my home computer.Imagine what could happen if a virus gets through your ISP and your own computer doesn't have any protection! My own choices are: NOD32 for my AV (my kids run AVG free version and find that is good enough for them)I have Zobe Alarm Pro for my firewall (my kids run the free Zone Alarm version) and I have WinPatrolPlus;Spybot Search and Destroy;AdAware SE; Spywareblaster;IE Spyad (for when you have to use Internet Explorer) as my antispyware applications.
Hope this has been of some help to you.Regards Paula :)
 

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pfurball said:
Howdy Bernie1
My ISP runs an anti-virus but I still have my own AV,Firewall,and several antispyware programmes on my home computer.Imagine what could happen if a virus gets through your ISP and your own computer doesn't have any protection! My own choices are: NOD32 for my AV (my kids run AVG free version and find that is good enough for them)I have Zobe Alarm Pro for my firewall (my kids run the free Zone Alarm version) and I have WinPatrolPlus;Spybot Search and Destroy;AdAware SE; Spywareblaster;IE Spyad (for when you have to use Internet Explorer) as my antispyware applications.
Hope this has been of some help to you.Regards Paula :)
Thanks Paula for your advise on what I should use for my anti-virus. It was very helpful.

Have a great day!!

Bernie1
 

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golferbob said:
i would run my own . i use AVG free and zone alarm.
Thanks for your advise golferbob regarding the use of an ati-virus directly on my PC. That makes sence!

Have a great day!
 
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