Today I helped yet another person get rid of the latest "Anti Virus Platinum Gold Edition Razoo Yada Yada 2012" malware. Last week it was the same, the same as the week before that. Next week will be yet more of the same. This is nothing new. Windows Vista, windows 7, windows XP, windows 2000, etc etc. UAC, what does that do again exactly? lol. AV - are these truly up to date lol. These are all admin accounts in XP/2000, and the hybrid UAC accounts in vista/7 where there is both admin and user credentials in the users token. I haven't see this at all really in people who use LUA, but maybe that is because they understand what is going on because they have to INTEND to install something. Anyway, how do YOU secure your friends/family/neighbors machines - that is, "the masses" - the ones who aren't interested enough to learn, who get bolluxed up using SBIE and can barely run an AV it seems. I realize UAC offers more than there was in the past. But I don't put much stock in it, actually less and less the more I have to fix things. Most people I help now have newer machines with vista/7, with default settings and running 64bit OS. The browser many of them use is IE in protected mode. What good is a supposed security mechanism (if you think that is what UAC is) when it really doesn't stop infections? What good is an AV or an in-built firewall for these people? I have fixed more machines in the last year than in quite a few years. So what do YOU do for these situations? Sul.