Originally Posted by Taf
PCTools FW and Avira AV seem to be doing the trick on my PC.
In fact on all 4 PCs here.
Strange isn't it.
I guess you just have to sort out what works on your own PC and then stick with it.
I have a buddy who swears by ESET AV. I tried it on my ACER laptop and it couldn't even complete a manual scan. ?? There was a monster thread about this over at Wilders. I don't think the issue was ever resolved. Then there was a spell of it failing to update and other gliche after gliche. Eventually I gave up and dumped it.
Anyway as I sit behind a router and only need a lightweight firewall to control outgoing. I've installed PrivateFirewall alongside Avira on both my machines and after turning off the bells and whistles in the Firewall it's working great. Small footprint, doesn't slow the system and seems ultra-stable.
A great firewall IMO or maybe I should just say "Works for me"