After almost 2 decades with Mac, Windows 7 x64 seemed like a good alternative to the ways things were headed there. So I jumped in with both feet, built my first computer a couple of months ago (Phenom II x 3 3200 hz, 4 gig ram), been learning how Windows works and reading here for a month trying to get a handle on what's the lightest setup needed and still survive what seems like an exponentially escallating cyberwar. I try not to get paranoid. How I use the computer: a lot of reading online and following green links, downloading security software to try, downloading files for SimCity and X-Plane at safe sites, the usual email and watching video (no, not xxx, more like Comedy Central political stuff and the occasional cute pet youtube). This is what I have after reading here and trying lots of security programs: OpenDNS, NAT router, UAC at max, IE8 with WOT (sticking to only green sites) and LastPass, ThreatFire, Avast 5, Secunia. On demand is MBAM, Hitman Pro, CCleaner, Revo, Sophos, and Macrium. Everything is set the way it installs, since I don't know enough to tweek anything. If you all see any holes or redundencies please let me know, I am pretty much as noob as it gets. Thanks.