In another thread, this small statement was made This left me pondering the question to myself, "am I paranoid about this". Then I asked myself, what exactly is my description of paranoid? Is paranoid using LUA only with a firewall? Or is paranoid using whats-its, who-dats and wazzups? What is paranoid then? Is it running many tools to stop what you have already downloaded and executed, or is it attempting to ensure the thing you download is as the authors intended, which is hopefully malware/virii free before you even execute it? I see paranoid as desiring to trap every little action that happens with powerful HIPS type tools. I see paranoid as using multiple scanners to sweep files for suspected ill-wills. I see paranoid as making a backup incrementally daily/weekly when there is nothing "mission critical" to maintain. I don't see using built-in OS features as paranoid. I don't see a 3rd party program or two as being paranoid. I don't see checking the hash of a file just downloaded as paranoid. I see these things as prudent. So, what is paranoid to you? This is not a serious question BTW, nor is it aimed at the author of that snippet. It was just something that made me stop for a moment and examine how much effort I put into a security scheme and how much effort may be wasted due to being paranoid. And as usual, I wanted to hear other opinions to gauge my own by. Sul.