Sorry in advance if this is the wrong place to ask, but I did not see anything about it. I've been trying to set up protection on a new computer (Windows 8, 64 bit), and could use some advice on if what I have will work effectively and how I can improve it. After reading many conflicting reviews, I have been hesitant to use any paid versions and find they were ineffective afterwards, however I would be willing to spend money for better protection assuming it would actually be a significant improvement. Currently I have:
avast! Free Antivirus 8.0.1497
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 126.96.36.1990
Keyscrambler Personal 188.8.131.52
For a firewall I am just using the windows firewall. I am also using firefox/chrome for browsing, and have added add-ons such as WOT/Webutation, noscript, adblock, and avast! online security.
I tried 2 3rd party firewalls (Tinywall and Online Shield) and had poor experiences with both, however if the basic windows firewall is not enough I would still be willing to try another. I'm also considering installing Sandboxie or VirtualBox for going to websites or using applications I'm not sure about, as well as DropMyRights for casual browsing.