Firewalls/Antivirus - separate or combined?

  kwil2 14:49 03 Jul 09

Hi...I currently run separate Firewall and antivirus software.
Is it better to use a firewall/antivirus utility suite and keep everything 'in-house' or just keep things separate?
If combined: can anyone recommend a suite?

  kalignorgna 15:01 03 Jul 09

i use Kaspersky AV and comodo firewall and have never had a problem.

  Halmer 18:18 03 Jul 09
  birdface 19:13 03 Jul 09

Separate.Easier to fix if you get problems.Whether a Suite or not,remember to have a couple of good Anti-Spyware programs installed as well No security suite will find everything.

  kwil2 01:39 04 Jul 09

Many thanks to you all for taking time to reply. And for the options. I think I'll stick to the 'separate route'.

  gazzaho 07:26 04 Jul 09

As far as I can see there is no real difference between using a combined or separate firewall and antivirus. However in saying this if you install a combined suite you should remove the stand alone firewall as there will undoubtedly be conflicts.

A general rule of thumb is one antivirus and one firewall, for instance as far as I know Windows own firewall will disable itself if another is installed on your system, at least mine did when I installed F-Secure Internet Security 2009 onto my system. I've found you can generally have multiple spyware programs installed without conflict as long as you run them one at a time.

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