Protection of computer while running Norton Personal Firewall and Windows Firewall

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May I know how to secure my computer when I install some applications? I’m planning to run the  Norton Personal Firewall and Windows Firewall, both “consecutively”. If it is successfully installed, is it 100% guaranteed that my computer  is protected? I need your technical advice on this important concern. 

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Protection of computer while running Norton Personal Firewall and Windows Firewall

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It is a practice to keep only one Antivirus software and one firewall software. Your Norton Personal Firewall and Windows Firewall may have conflicts in setup if you try to have them together. I suggest you only keep one of them; your preference can be any one of them. But I suggest you use Windows Firewall. Why? For me, I could always update Windows Firewall via Automatic Updates. I would further invest for a better Antivirus; in short I am being practical. If you have bought the Norton Firewall software you could also keep that, to avail of the latest definitions for your computer security. But if you are on a network, I also suggest using Norton Firewall. I find Windows Firewall unreliable with networks of any scale. Hope this is of help.

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Protection of computer while running Norton Personal Firewall and Windows Firewall

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There’s actually no such thing as 100% protection in computers, or anything for that matter. A computer can and will be compromised one way or another if there would be someone or a group that wants to compromise the machine and if they have the skills necessary to carry out the task. They will try and find a way to be able to break in. Therefore, it is best not to depend on the security software only. You have to be vigilant and cautious in everything that you do on your computer especially when you’re online. As for your question, it is good practice to keep only one security software type on at a time; one firewall, one antivirus, etc. This will prevent any conflict on the machine. Commercially available firewall should be better than the Windows Firewall, you should use that if you have one available.

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