How to increase the anti-vrus anti-malware power of your windows pc

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Message 1179204 - Posted: 19 Dec 2011, 7:57:51 UTC
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Just wondering how you guys handle the internet security issues (How to protect your computer from unwanted viruses, worm, Trojan, malicious-ware).
No one want his/her computer being hijacked and become one member of the botnet unless it is for experiment/investigation.

I know there are website talking about this topic, but a big question in my mind is:
"Will a good Internet Security Suite able to give me 100% protection?
That means after I install the Security Suite into my Windows, I can be sure that my Windows PC will never be hijack by the hacker to become a botnet machine? (assume i don't simply click those link that come into my email mailbox)"

Although a firewall can provide some protection, but most of us home user will just use a basic firewall that come with the router - with default setting.
Will an enterprise class firewall able to give me higher degree of protection? (assume i just use the default setting of the firewall....not everyone of us know how to configure a firewall)

Often read in some website about "Why Windows so prone to virus attacks"

Although this question has nothing to do with running Seti@home.
But because of the worrying of the viruses/malicious-ware/botnet infection, I don't connect my Windows laptop to internet and thus unable to run Seti@home.
While for the other 6 PCs that installed with Solaris and Fedora, I have no worry to connect them to internet and run Seti@home.
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Message 1179448 - Posted: 20 Dec 2011, 2:51:12 UTC - in response to Message 1179204.  

While there is no such thing as "100% protection" - I think NOD32 is very close to that:

I use it on my (3) computers and my daughter's (2) laptops.
I don't remember having an infection in the last 10 years.
(I often use torrents, cracks, keygens - no problem with infections)

(often children/students bring flash-sticks full of infected files but NOD32 blocks access to such files)

And don't be so sure that Linux is some shield against viruses:

- ALF - "Find out what you don't do well ..... then don't do it!" :)
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