Hi all, newbie here. May i be so bold as to ask a question? I have read many informative threads here, and appreciate the knowledge of all contributors. However, my question is this: I have a brand new computer and i am looking to build a protection system from scratch. Given that i am proficient but not as knowledgeable as others, what programs would you include to build the most impenetrable defense possible (free or pay). So many good programs, but you can only have so many b4 clashes/costs etc etc. Here's my list of qualifiers, many taken from recommendations from this site. Firewall: Look'n'Stop - 30 day trial. AV: ESET NOD32 - 30 day trial. (from KAV) Spyware: Spyware Blaster Spyware Guard AVG Free Spyware Doctor Spybot S & D Spyware Terminator Ad-Aware Windows Defender Registry CCleaner Registry Mechanic Reg Seeker ID Blaster MRU Blaster Appdefend Regdefend Have i overdone it? I'm thinking, perhaps However the question remains, with all the products out there how does a newbie go about building a reasonably reliable defense?