apparently, Live CDs are the best way to fight malwares when surfing the net. which comes handy for online banking. i tried a few ones: Webconverger. very easy to operate. it is made specially for kiosks. you boot from the live CD and it opens a web browser automatically. unfortunately, a web browser is all it has. you can't save documents to a flash drive. getting the printer to work was too complicated. the only thing you can do with it is surf the net. Privatix Live: i likes the concept of this: you burn the live CD, boot with it and it supposedly is able to create a bootable USB Flash drive. i could not get it to create my bootable flash drive as it told me my Flash drive was too small or some damn thing. in the end it took both my 8 GB flash drives and transformed them into 37 MB flash drives. needless to say, i was not amused... there probably are ways to make this work but it's too complicated for a noob like me. Parted Magic: it boots fast and work well. it is a distro that specialized in partitioning. which came handy in unfu**ing the flash drives that Privatix fu**ed up. next one i might try is Puppy Linux. please share your experience with Live CD for online banking if you have any to share.