I have always been told you should only run 1 antivirus and think I should get rid of Norton b/c of the reason listed above. Any comments or suggestions on that? Do you recommend a particular antivirus program? I've been told Microsoft security essentials is a good one, but would like any input you may have b/c I know there are tons of different ones out there.
Also, I know I need a firewall but not completely sure what it actually does. If you're able to give me a layman's explanation that would be great I have Windows Firewall which, when I open it up it says Norton 360 is currently managing, not sure if I set it up that way or if that's the default when Norton is installed. Should whatever virus protection I use be set up to manage the firewall? Is Windows Firewall a decent one to use?
Do I need antivirus, spyware, and malware programs or do antivirus programs do it all?
Other than running virus scans, what should I be doing regularly to keep my computer clean and virus-free?
In case it helps you to answer, I'm running Windows 7, 64bit system
Sorry if I rambled or asked too many questions at once. Just hoping to learn more about this stuff so I can avoid anymore problems. Any help is greatly appreciated!
Edited by TracyHL, 22 November 2011 - 08:57 PM.