I'm in the process of revising my security setup for two compelling reasons. One is that as a senior citizen of small means I have to reduce costs, which means ditching my current AV/FW which has served me well for ten years. The other reason is an upcoming government report on the legalizing of security police's use of trojans "or other means" of data intrusion against the citizens. They're probably already doing it on a small experimental scale, but an official OK will eventually extend their interests beyond their current obsession with muslims. Thus it seems I will need at least a decent FW, anti-keylogger and anti-executable/ HIPS. It should be noted that the Swedish security police, SÄPO, while having a great talent for harassment, is not renowned for its competence. Unlike the other, more qualified snoop entity, FRA, they won't have access to sophisticated NSA tools (no pearls before swines), so they will probably go shopping for stock malware or even, hopefully, try to write their own. As for those "other means", burglary would be needed and I don't think I'm that interesting, if at all. I'm not overly worried anyway, it's rather about a sense of citizen's duty to obstruct repressive measures. So: cheap, minimalistic and reasonably secure is what I want. For the sake of software compatibility I'm stuck with Windows, otherwise Linux would be the obvious basis (I do use Whonix for some purpouses). May I call upon the vast collective knowledge of this forum's members for advice on what to choose?