I decided to use XP Pro SP3 for a little longer, 2 years maybe past the Ms expiration, so moved most of my security to Vista machine in the kitchen. I decided to research and choose security layers which would secure XP for awhile. I chose Windows*FirewallControl as the firewall; I'm testing the free version now, seems robust, a few more popup messages asking me to decide if I should allow xxx or not. Anyone here familiar with it? I could really use some help and guidance. I have in tandem NetGear WNR1000 Router and Linksys WRT54G2 Wireless-G Broadband Router, Windows firewall, Windows8FirewallControl, Clam Sentinel and ClamWin Antivirus, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free, Panda Cloud Antivirus, SpywareBlaster (autoupdate), Sandboxie, BootkitRemoval_x86, VBA32 Antirootkit. Seems to work fine. I experimented with the double router because I also wanted the added protection before the desktop. No perceptible decrease in surfing or download speed. Some friends tell me I won't be secure even with this setup. My group has tested, assaulted my network; so far one succeeded in shutting down egress to the internet. I did the test with the permission of my ISP, a representative visited, and we sipped Sidamo black no sugar while we watched. No breaches. My Nexus 7 and 4 have more power, 2 gigs, and Quadcore than this XP desktop with 1 gig and dualcore. I have open the programs I usually have open to use, Copernic Search 2.3 build 18, WordWeb Pro 7.04, Password Safe 3.33, Jarte Plus 4.5, and Say the Time 11.01, sometimes K-Meleon (homepage American Heritage Dictionary, a button on wordprocessor opens it.) without problems. AMD Athlon 5000 DualCore, 2.21 GHz Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP3 I gig RAM. Available:492, 104 KB; Kernel mem 64,516 KB/paged 41384 KBc\; commit mem 702192 KB, limit 2220508 KB; peak 1330844KB. I only do text, surfing, and some sound editing sometimes; make my own ringtones, tag songs, and make compilations. Last date I go to Windows Update April 7. I've reduced Services to necessary, useful, and wanted minimum, uninstalled Telnet; browsers and email client sandboxed, so too DVD/CD drive and antivirus scans any usb drive attached auto. No one else uses my computers. You never anyone else use your computers, bicycles, or wife. What have I forgotten? Probably a lot. Tell me; be lean, mean, and helpful. I have Open SUSE waiting in the wings. I know the malware is getting smarter.