Hi, Ive just recently given up on using windows for doing any serious work, im tired of using 10 programs just to ensure i wont get a virus/trojan or filled with spyware. Instead im using linux for anything serious, which is nice, mostly because its safe simply by being obscure However i still use windows for playing games and downloading stuff. And as everyone know, browsing and downloading all kinds of crap is a bit dangerous. Im looking to protect my windows installation, in an inexpensive way, against most risks while not using too much CPU time on it(i dont care about memory, i have plenty of that, the progs can use 100MB ram if they like). Its also important that its mostly automatic and foolproof, im a Computer Science student, but i (unfortunately) dont have time to fiddle around with this stuff. My PC is behind a NAT, so the need for a firewall is mostly as a protection against outbound connections from weird programs, ive used Sygate before, and its seems to be okay, and its free, so ill stay with that. Im mostly concerned about AV/AT and Spyware protection, i like KAV, it has a nice interface and found alot of stuff that my previous free Avast didnt, including Trojans. On the other hand its kind of expensive (66$ for the pro version) and it does scan slowly and seem to hog system resources. My primary questions is whether NOD32 + Trojan Hunter(TDS seems a bit over the top, both in resource usage and feature wise provides better trojan/general malware protection than just KAV by itself? (KAV + Trojan Hunter is more than im willing to pay). My secondary question is: Does it use more or less CPU time for resident scans? I know my questions arent limited to just anti-trojan, but i thought it would be silly to split the post into different forums. Hope thats okay.