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#1 saravananr

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 01:27 AM

Hello Everyone !

I had formatted my Laptop just 2 days ago . I formatted it because of excessive virus attack . Now after formatting , I have installed NORTON INTERNET SECURITY 2013 . I want complete security against viruses so that my laptop runs well . Should I also install Zone alarm Firewall for additional security ? Or will it clash with the existing NORTON INTERNET SECURITY 2013 ?

 

Plz help me with this concern and also provide some ways in which I can always run my laptop virus free !

 



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:04 AM

Norton Internet Security 2013 (NIS 2013) sits midway up the scale and offers antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam, two-way firewall.

If this is the version you refer to, it already has a built in Firewall, so you would not add a second 3rd party one also -

 

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#3 saravananr

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:13 AM

Which shall I prefer ?

Norton Internet security 2013 or Bitdefender Total security 2013 ?



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 10:08 AM

I want complete security against viruses so that my laptop runs well

There is no such thing as complete security unless you never use it. No single product is 100% foolproof and can prevent, detect and remove all threats at any given time.

I'm not an advocate of suites. All-in-one tools and suites generally use more system resources than separate programs that do the same task. They tend to have varying degrees of strengths and weaknesses for each feature. In contrast, separate tools are designed, built and maintained with a greater focus in a specific area so they are generally of better quality and more effective at what they are designed to do. This means the program's performance for that particular feature is usually superior than their all-in-one counterpart. Further, all-in-one tools generally do not allow the user as much flexibility in tailoring default settings and usage.

If you're not using Windows XP, IMO there is no need to replace Windows Firewall with another one. Read Choosing a Firewall
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