A question to the computer Guru's on A.net.
First of all I have a HP Pavillion Desktop Pentium 4 Computer with a LINKSYS router. My OS is Windows XP Home SP2. For my firewall I have used Zone Alarm free for a firewall, Windows SP2 default firewall.
I'm tweaking my computer to run as optimized as possible and I was wondering should I continue to use Zone Alarm or not? What I'm trying to do is have the best security firewall on my computer I'm hoping there is a really good freeware firewall. However if not free hopefully not too expensive but regardless security is most important to me.
As for a anti-virus I have Norton Internet Security 2007 I'm planning on un-installing it and going with AVG & Avast instead.
As far as Adware programs I have used Spybot, and Ad-Adware but I was wondering if there is anything better for freeware? Or what should I consider?
Any suggestions, tips, or recommendations are appreciated. If anyone can recommend anything else that could be helpful also be appreciated. I'm trying to keep my system simple as possible without having 3-4 firewalls, and too many anti-virus programs. I figure 1 really strong firewall program and 1-2 good Anti-virus programs should suffice and hopefully only 1-2 Adware programs.