Dear avast! Members
I have been using avast! Free Anti-Virus for the past year or so, ever since of V 4.8, and I must say, this is the best anti-virus I had ever seen. It was able to detect and eliminate Trojan horses and malware my Norton Anti-Virus (which is deactivated right now) was never able to find. All of my friends also use avast! and they love it as well.
However, I have a question about Avast!'s compatibility with other Internet Security applications.
As I stated before, my Norton Anti-Virus is currently deactivated because the Norton was a trial version for about 60 days. The only Symantec/Norton product I currently have running along with avast! is Norton Personal Firewall 2004. It seems like the two applications don't seem to be conflicting with one another, so it's all good.
The problem is, however, is that the firewall came with the trial version of the Anti-Virus, so I keep getting annoying pop-ups from Norton Anti-Virus to re-activate the program. Of course, I don't want to do that, because Avast! beats Norton by far (well, that's just my opinion
). I also think my firewall is a bit outdated too. It doesn't have any automatic updates like Avast!, and it's build year was 2004. So, I'm planning to get rid of all Norton products on my computer, and replace Norton Personal Firewall with something else.
After checking some firewall products on C|NET's download.com site, I am planning to download and install ZoneAlarm Basic Firewall
, as it seems like the best free firewall product available on the Internet. I know I can also upgrade avast! into avast! Internet Security, but I currently am trying to save money.
So, what I am generally trying to ask is: Is avast! Free Anti-Virus compatible with ZoneAlarm? Or will they conflict with each other?
I got some recommendations to use ZoneAlarm but I don't want it to be conflicting with Avast!, so I hope you guys can answer to me honestly and as soon as possible
Thank you for your time into reading this question and I am looking forwards into getting some responses.
P.S.: If compatibility varies according to System Specifications, here is my general System Specs according to Speccy. http://i43.tinypic.com/2m3k978.png