I use dialup at the moment and I use the following free software: AVG Ewido Zone Alarm Spyware Blaster Spybot Ad-aware Spyware Guard Spy Sweeper Proxomitron Start Page Guard Task Manager Firefox I am now close to buying a broadband connection. I realise that I will now need extra protection and therefore I will have to spend some cash to get that. My question: What would you recommend to buy? What is essential first before going online with broadband? Thanks!