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Can Win8 Firewall + Antivirus protect from all threats?

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    Can Win8 Firewall + Antivirus protect from all threats?

    I need to clarify a doubt on security. I am using Windows 8 Pro and the antivirus software Kaspersky. My Firewall protection is 100 percent. I don't take any chances. I research online a lot, so want to be safe from all malware and virus. Recently, I came across this article on various IT threats. Biggest Threats To IT Security | NCI . It's a brief article about different kinds of viruses. I am familiar with worm and Trojan. One unfamiliar name is logic bombs. I am confused it with Trojans. How does it work?
    Does win 8 Firewall along with the antivirus software prevent attacks of the malicious softwares? Is the system really safe if the Firewalls are on?
    I am hearing more and more news about online threats, that I am beginning to feel that most antivirus protections are just vacuum.

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    Nothing is 100% as there are 44000 new virus and malware per day so the scan data base can't keep up some av are strong on virus but week on malware. Making regular system images is the best bet with any good imaging software saving files to Google drive or one drive. One of the best tools which isn't av is winpatrol it monitors the registry and blocks any changes with out permission it's stopped so many infections for me that weren't picked up by av as a lot of malware etc writes to the reg so it can run. You can get a free copy it does many other things as well
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    Austin TX metro area
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    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]

    Adding SpywareBlaster, a Host file operations protector, needs only a manual update once weekly.
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