I currently run Comodo Firewall, Avast Antivirus, Ad-Aware and Super AntiSpyware on my pc. Is this too much? Can Avast do all the jobs adaware and superantispyware do? I don't understand much when it comes to the internet and virus protection. Is a virus different to malware and spyware and do I need different programs or not? Another thing I was wondering is whether comodo actually blocks any viruses or not? I just visited a site and Avast blocked a "malacious threat" from entering my pc. This seems to happen quite often but I never get similar messages from the Comodo Firewall. It just seems to try its hardest at blocking my programs from installing. Fair enough if it blocks viruses silently but for peace of mind it should tell me (maybe there is an option somewhere?). Are these just viruses that are getting past my firewall? P.s. If anyone could recommend the best possible FREE softwares to simultaniously run; In other words the best combination in their opinion. (I say free because I'm a student) Thanks.