Well guys, ive been reading this posts, and i would like to express myself about the combination of AV and PF.
I think it all depends on the way someone uses his/her PC.
We all agree at certain points about certain software, but the final result of each soft work, is the result of the whole combination(AV and PF).
Ive been testing different kinds of combination in a home network, using a wrt54gs router, 1Mb internet connection,xp running on the machines, and i found out several good combinations, including an extra soft firewall (for the one that "comes" with the router).
Some of the combinations that got to do a great job where:
Syagte PF and BitDefender 8 pro + (disabling BD firewall)
Kapersky pack (AV and PF)
ZA and Panda Titanium
Syagte and AVG
IT's all about trying and sharing solutions... :idea:
Couldn't agree more - these days to have just a firewall or just AV is not enough and so you need to choose these elements with an eye to the performance of the total soution. I actually now go further than even this, and put anti-spyware software on the must-have list too. And if your machine is anywhere near commercial, intrusion detection goes on too, maybe the network variety, maybe the filestamp variety (tripwire etc) or maybe both!