Using a smart antivirus is not only a way to secure your computer in the jungle of web, there are many ways to bypass antivirus solution, well if you are used to connect your computer to the local coffee shop without any safety it means your data is on risk. However antivirus is a good choice but you need to install a firewall beside antivirus for maximum security.
There are different firewalls available on the Internet for different operating system (Linux,Windows and MAC etc), for this article we consider windows so below is the list of best firewall for windows that are provides protection from hacking attack.
Zonealarm provides a effective solution to secure your computer, zonealarm firewall available on free of cost and it has a pro version also, it provides protection from hackers and spyware and it compatible with windows like windows XP, windows Vista and Windows 7. It can proactively protects against inbound and outbound attacks while making you invisible to hackers.
Comodo firewall is a smart firewall solution that protect your computer from spyware and malware, you can download it free of cost and you can purchase it pro version. Comodo firewall comes with an anti-malware tool, you have to select it during installation process. It is available for windows platform including 32bit and 64bit architecture.
I dont know why but rising solution is one of my favourite in both antivirus and firewall solution, it has an ability to monitor inbound and outbound traffic, it provides Zero-Day Computer Security Protection with Rising Cloud Security Rising Cloud Security 3.0. it is a best tool for system vulnerability scanning, defence from arpspoofing and network data protection.
Beside each and everything do not forget to turn on your router built in firewall for maximum protection if you want to know more about wireless security than click here.