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You can download AVG for a free antivirus program. I haven't used it myself, but it's often recommended:

The firewall that comes with Windows is ok, but if you want something additional you can also download a free firewall package like ZoneAlarm (which is fairly nice, or was when I used it):

Just make sure you keep your Windows install patched (Windows Update), and that your antivirus software stays up to date. Additionally, you can download other programs to help scan for spyware and such (SpyBot, Ad-Aware, etc), but you probably don't need ot worry about them unless you suspect something is infecting your system.
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