Norton AV 2005 with a firewall

  Glen 21:48 26 Jan 2005

I have Norton antivirus 2005 installed, and an expert does not think I need a Firewall. I have previous experience with Zone Alarm and liked it. Should I carry on with no firewall or instal Zone Alarm. I run 98SE.


  VoG II 22:01 26 Jan 2005

Some "expert"!

I would put on Zone Alarm, especially if you have a broadband connection.

  Pikachu 22:05 26 Jan 2005

You probably better off with a Firewall, the reason I suggest this is a relative of mines was having a problem with his PC broadband internet connection (problem was that he was getting slow connectivity) the reason being he was being hit by some Spybot, can't remember the name of the virus. Ok there is good spyware and adaware programs that would get rid of the stuff but everytime I removed it - it was just re-appearing.

I found that even though he had Adaware, Spybot and Norton Anti-virus 2005 he was still getting a slow connection. I then installed Internet Security 2005 having this installed and doing an update helped as his connection went back to normal and now gets his normal 512kb.

So personally I belive firewalls are good, especially the problem my relative had.

  Pikachu 22:10 26 Jan 2005

Norton Internet Security has both Antivirus and a Firewall and theres only a few quid difference between just buying Norton Antivirus 2005 and Norton Internet Security 2005.

  Mikè 22:16 26 Jan 2005

Norton AV 2005 incorporates a lot of "Firewall" features, XP's security centre even recognises it as a firewall.

  Completealias 22:21 26 Jan 2005

Pc world has an offer for norton internet security for £26.99 on the web and £29.99 in store

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