Hey, I recently had security issues with a group of people, turned into a huge mess and I'm just now getting everything fixed up and updated, passwords changed etc.. I was wondering what your suggestions would be for software to secure the machine so it doesn't happen again. Should I try a livecd of some sort to scan for rootkits? I tried to use the sophos scanner it errors out telling me "unexpected end of archive" Currently, I'm running an old version of comodo that I'm thinking needs updated or replaced. I just updated to the latest free avg. This is all on a windows xp (soon to be sp3) installation. I was thinking of going with zonealarm after reading a review, though the last time I tried zonealarm it made it so I couldn't utilize a connection with any application (note that I'm currently using a dialup connection). What firewall (preferrably free or cheap) would you guys suggest for maximum security? If not zonealarm why? Also I would like one that monitors things on a program by program basis. Also what other programs would you suggest if any to stack on top for extra protection? I have been looking at http://www.zerovulnerabilitylabs.com/home/ but want to get your opinions. I also have to ask if such a program sends any data out about my applications and such which I find unacceptable.