The more I learn about computer security, the more I wonder if its possible to secure a machine and still be an internet junkie?! I have 4 of the major IM clients, a news ticker or two, and lots of games that I like to run. It's beginning to seem to me that I simply cannot secure my machine and still enjoy all the internet has to offer. Should I quit wasting my time now and make an image of my machine, so I can reformat everytime I'm infected with something? Or, will I actually be able to learn everything I need to know (theoretically) to keep my machine functional yet secure?