Hello, all you fine Wilders, Members and Moderators, I hope this first thread finds you well. If my location, look and feel are not up to standards, please kick me around until I can get up to speed. I also need to admit that I havn't had any formal computor training and I usually am more clueless than not. So that being said, Simplicity should be a major consideration, as well as any guidance you would kindly recommend. One of my many needs is speed. I'm trying not to load my computor with a lot of programs that are going to slow me down or cause more conflicts that I already have. Tonight, I would like to consider Ad and Pop-Up Blocking. I have three in mind. Ad-Shield, Ad-Muncher, Super Ad Blocker. AdMuncher and SuperAdBlocker, I think are proxys, not that I know what that means, and therefore use some CPU- maybe as much as three to five percent or more? Again, speed of page rendering is important and I see that AdShield is a BHO in IE and works from a down loaded list and has some nice real time on the fly ad to or exclude from features. Also, regarding AdShield, whats the difference between their list and the one Eric Howes of IE spyad has specifically for downloading for use with Adshield, not his regular IE spyad for restricted site zone. I'm going to use that also. Let me thank you in advance, lest I forget to later. kind regards, Phil.