johnanthony 16:08 10 Nov 08

I am about to "let go" of McAfee. I am running AVG8 on a PC running XP SP3. The windows firewall is of course switched on. My question is
Is this enough? If not what firewall is compatible with AVG 8.

I am also running SpyBot Search and Destroy and Windows defender. Secunia PSI (RC4) is keeping my programmes up to date.
Thanks in advance

  MAJ 16:17 10 Nov 08

I've never had any problems with the free version of ZoneAlarm. click here

  lofty29 16:20 10 Nov 08

The windows firewall is not a very good one, I always usw zone alarm free
click here

  lofty29 16:21 10 Nov 08


  Sea Urchin 16:21 10 Nov 08

I can second that - have used ZoneAlarm for many years on various systems. Presumably you have already "let go" McAfee AV when running AVG8.

  john bunyan 16:24 10 Nov 08

I use Commodo - free - with free AVG 8, XP SP3, and Superantispyware. Had paid for Bullguard suite but somehow got a bad virus, so now have the above following advice from this forum and my local PC repair shop.

  provider 2 16:26 10 Nov 08

Comodo firewall has a good reputation and isn`t too complicated:

click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:30 10 Nov 08

Firewalls :-
Comodo click here
Filesclab click here
Jetico click here
Kerio4 click here
Netveda click here
Nrt firewall 2.0.1 click here
Outpost free click here
R-firewall click here
Securepoint click here
Softperfect click here
Sygate click here
Wyvernworks click here
ZoneAlarm click here

  johnanthony 16:48 10 Nov 08

Thanks everyone, I really appreciate you taking the time.
Looks like I'll start with Zone Alarm with Comodo as a back up.

Sea Urchin - AVG ran OK alongside McAfee, but only the firewall part. This is why I am letting it go.


  MAJ 16:50 10 Nov 08

Only use one firewall at a time elae they will conflict with eachother.

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