Third party antivirus, Windows 8 firewall
Windows 8 antivirus, Third-party firewall
Third party antivirus and firewall
Windows 8 antivirus and firewall
Though I'm currently with WRP but Haven't really tried any firewall. Comodo is fine with my Win 7, but sometimes it's bugging me a lot with so many pop up asking for program clearance.
I use Avast internet Security (paid version) on all my computers and find that it does everything that I want it do do and does not seem to slow my computers.
As I said, I first used Zonealarm in 2001 or so, but after playing around with it for a while I came to realize that it's not all that useful. If you can point to some uses for a firewall other than the built-in Windows firewall I would love to know about it.
And by the way, given that most of us download and install dozens of third-party apps, that should be a huge point of concern. Firewalls can give a false sense of security because it give an option to block third party apps from accessing the internet. If those apps have malware worth its salt, they can get around the firewall pretty easily.
They said Windows Defender was updated for Windows 8 to be like MSE so I use it, but Windows Defender was poor in Windows 7. I have always used the default Windows Firewall.
Personally I am using various security solutions. First was Norton 360, and now am using Bull Guard. (Beta testing went live yesterday) I'm liking Bull Guard, nicer interface than Norton 360. BUT pretty looks aren't what counts, it's how the product works.
Bull Guard gave me permission to let Windows 8 know if I find any problems with their product & Windows 8.
Back to the subject at hand Cly, if YOU want total protection, you should ONLY use a software firewall in conjunction with a hardware firewall. Basic hardware firewalls can be found with most routers. And even so with a hardware router, you need to remember to get new rules when they become available. I, myself find being paranoid helps to keep the bad guys off my systems. I said that because I also have a Cisco hardware firewall too. Internet >>> Router FW >>> Hardware Firewall >>> Software Firewall. And each of them are locked differently so that anyone that ACTUALLY wanted to break into my network, would be driven insane trying to figure out my thought pattern for each of them. And NOW with touchscreen lockouts of the system. I have added a hand motion control motion to get passed the Windows 8 screen.