Hello all, I've recently decided to opt for a lightweight, low-resource security setup, that doesn't impact system performance while still offering all the security I need, without much overlap or overkill. For realtime protection, I've decided to use Avira AntiVir Personal (free) as an AV solution, and Returnil for virtualisation. My rationale here is that Avira, known for its excellent detection and light resource usage, will be competent enough at tackling viruses and/or malware (atleast to a passable extent for the latter), while Returnil acts as a safety net for what gets through Avira. If i DO get infected, a reboot solves any major problems. I'm looking for a lightweight but effective program to monitor and protect areas like the registry, startup, sensitive files and file system areas (%WINDOWS%, /system, /system32 and the like). I was quite impressed with MJ Registry Watcher, which seems to satisfy all my criteria, and if light on resources. It relies on more polling (configurable interval) rather than constant realtime hooking, which may be somewhat less secure, but is much less demanding of the system. I've also used Winpatrol in the past, but found it rather too basic. Can anyone suggest some programs that might fit what I'm looking for? I also would love a discussion of my plan and its weaknesses or benefits, etc. Thanks in anticipation.