Do I need AV if I have Windows 7 Firewall?

September 11, 2011 at 03:00:56
Specs: Windows 7
Do I need anti virus if I have windows firewall

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September 11, 2011 at 03:09:49
Simply put, firewalls only protect against unauthorized traffic to and from your machine. You can still visit a web-page or download a file with a virus or malware embedded in it--you're authorizing that by visiting or downloading. Thus you need both anti-virus and anti-malware protection in addition to a firewall.

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September 13, 2011 at 07:11:54
Susie, I would suggest Avast Free:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_a...
That would be a really good choice as it is the best free AV on the internet:
http://www.avast.com/en-us/pr-new-a...

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