I am a huge fan of ZoneAlarm av\fw, so much so that I am beginning to sound like a broken record aroud here. Some people have had issues with it but I have not, I have been using it for many years and would not give it up for anything. I have never tried the suite, but I love the av\fw combo. I am using an older version of it, 7.something and they are now on 8.something, but I am happy with the one I am using and just have not felt like updating it as sometimes newer is not better. It is not an expensive one, it is only about 30 bucks for the product on their website and 20 when you renew it after a year. To me, it is money well spent.
Most people around here seem to really favor the free ones, especially Avira and Avast, it is really just a matter of trying them out and seeing what you like. ZoneAlarm does offer a free 15 day trial so if you want to try it before buying it you can. Also, if you find an antivirus program you like that is free that does not come with a firewall, ZoneAlarm firewall is free and runs with most antivirus programs just fine. Another free firewall that people around here seem to like is Commando which I know nothing about.
Good luck in your quest
Edited by Stang777, 19 March 2009 - 09:37 PM.