I have long adored the people here at Wilders, and I'm happy to finally join the community. I'm just starting school for networking and hope to become certified as soon as I can, although I think that might take a while. I come to you not bearing gifts of wisdom but rather newbish stupidity.. I'm about to nuke my Windows 8 PC and survive on live CDs. Although I am inexperienced, some of my communication is mission-critical, and I have been attacked before.. My current crisis is probably not a real threatening snitchuation but rather most likely run of the mill sadware. Let me start with my setup. Win8 64, AVG (Bitdefender soon?), Comodo FW, WinPatrol, Zemana AntiLogger, Secunia PSA (can't open UI for last couple weeks), on demand MBAM, Hitman Pro, Superantispyware Tor/Dragon/FireFox (usually sandboxed) For the last 2 weeks I have experienced some irregularities, such as unusual clicking, hanging on startup, starting up without or delayed security processes such as AVG and Comodo FW not starting or start frozen.. No crazy paranoia stuff like I have had in the past, such as obvious reaction when in view of webcam and once *lol* visible command prompt open with misspelled commands and bluetooth hack download page history left in internet explorer (get your own browser lol) but anyways I have a few questions. I have Windows 8, should I have the virtualapp/didlogical credential from Win7 that caused so much noise? Well I removed it and I'm waiting to see if it comes back.. but I hope I didn't loose a lead on it if it was something bigger. All of my connections to webpages have no ownership info, no verification, no certificate and https gives my a warning of untrusted connection wherever I go.. even here. AVG has not done me much good, I am primarily concerned with attacks that don't go by the books from the definition library.. good heuristics and zero day, I also don't like to be left in the dark as to whats going on, I like good strong birthing HIPS.. What kind of setup would any of you recommend, if it sounds good I'll switch to anything, obviously I don't know what I'm doing. Its good to be here and I'll be sure to pay any help forward, thank you!