Hi all, I've been reading this website for a short while now and would like some info on what specific things I can do to protect my privacy. The only things I have running at the moment are the following: SpyBot - Search & Destroy 1.1 RC4 SpyBlaster AdPurger 2.51 457kb HOSTS file from Smartin-Designs I use Internet Explorer 6 SP1 for browsing, and I have the Privacy slider set to Medium High. I've been reading some negative posts about the slider, though, are there any recommendations for settings you could give me? I frequently use vBulletin, phpBB and UBB forums, so I'd like to have those kind of cookies saved automatically, the ones that store my username and password. Most others I think I can do without, unless a specific site requires cookies (ie; Xbox.com) to even run properly. Also, I've been hearing alot about Proxies. Where is the best place to go to in order to research these a little bit? I understand the basic gist of how a Proxy works (client -> proxy -> server, etc.), but I don't know very much about actually using one. Would a Proxy add much complexity to standard internet usage? I ask this, as I have other people using the same computer and ease-of-use is high on the priority list. For internet security I currently use Grisoft AVG 6.0 - Free Edition and Sygate Personal Firewall (free). Hopefully that's enough information to get some advice, and any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.