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Will this anti-virus and firewall protect me?

Last response: in Networking
November 10, 2011 3:01:32 PM

I have a vipre anti-virus and comodo firewall. I keep on clean sites so will i get a virus? I know it's a bit paranoid but this is my first laptop and i paid alot for it.
November 10, 2011 3:36:28 PM

It's no different than human viruses, there are no guarantees. Personally I just use Microsoft Security Essentials and the built-in Windows firewall, never had a virus (at least not one I knew about :)  ). If you're going to use these types of products, just make sure they provide "active" virus protection. IOW, they check files coming into your systems in real-time, not just after the infection has occurred and found only after a scan (most probably do, but it’s not a bad idea to confirm). Of course, this can reduce your network performance to some degree, but it’s a price you may have to pay if you want maximum protection.