First off, I'm currently using AVG free edition. I'm very happy with the performance of the software, and the minimal (zero) impact which it has on my older PIII laptop. Just about everyone on this forum, however, seems to think AVG is a piece of &^%$^%$. I've tried Avast, and it really slowed my internet connection down. So, maybe I'll try Antivir free version. The only issue I have is that the free version doesn't scan email. Is this a glaring security problem? Would I be better sticking with AVG free that scans email? Suggestions (and don't say use avast, because I've tried it and don't like the system slowdown). pb.