Hello everyone my name is Mike and I’m a newby (apologies to AA members worldwide!). I recently discovered both TDS and this forum by happy accident – I’m VERY new to security concerns, but it became apparent quite quickly to me that TDS is a highly regarded product and I’d like to purchase it – but here’s the rub. I run XP Home with various login ‘accounts’ (Admin level for myself, User level for different family members). At present TDS sits on my account – where it’s refreshingly ‘Mainframe’ interface greets me on start-up (anyone remember the film War games? ). However this is the ONLY place in my current set-up it CAN live, because there are permissions problems with it running on less than Admin accounts (i.e. it won’t). I mailed my question to the TDS team and they kindly responded with a good suggestion (essentially run TDS on the ‘user’ accounts with a shortcut using different credentials). However that seemed flawed to me, as to do that I’d either have to be there every time someone went on the Internet, or give out my password. I have an eight year old son who is more interested in what he HASN’T got access to than what he has, so the latter option is really out. I don’t want to pester the TDS team (especially as I haven’t yet bought the product), so I’m asking to solicit some opinions on the specific scenario below. 1) I’m logged in and TDS is running. I leave the machine and my wife logs on to her (User) account and goes onto the Internet. 2) Somebody then attempts to connect to our machine with the intention of doing it harm. What would TDS do? What can I do to ensure I’m best protected in this kind of scenario? Hoping you can help and thanking you for reading this far. Regards Mike PS, this is the first ever 'forum' I've joined - like the smiles!