I have used NAV2003 which expired and I did not renew which was a blessing as I play online games and that programme just hogged resources. Since then I have been using Zone Alarm Security Suite after upgrading my ZA Pro. It has never found a virus so maybe that is good but the more I read about ZA AV the more I think then maybe its time to change. Now is probably a good time as the latest release of ZASS screwed my PC up bigtime in that the IM Secure locks up Messenger 7.0 and this conflict can be seen clearly in the number of posts in ZA Forums. I have been advised by ZA Support that if I wish to use Messenger 7.0 then to unistall ZASS and go back to ZA Pro for the time being which will render me AV insecure. I have seen one comment in NOD 32 forums that states, "NOD is a good product, but the interface is a bit too complex for the typical home user. Microsoft may use it at their release labs, but those guys are high order geeks." Are Microsoft going to add AV to their latest release? Looking at NOD 32 maybe it is the case that me being a "typical home user" I will mess up. Do I have to purchase a licence if I do decide to give NOD32 a go or can I go with the latest Beta (I did use ZASS Beta prior to purchase when I had no problems) and looking at all the Beta reviews the latest beta of NOD 32 seems as sound as a pound. I don't mind at all in spending money on something I can feel secure with and also that I find easy to use. I will stick with ZA Pro as my Firewall as I find Zone Alarm to be basically easy to use and the software does all the hard work for me. It works so why not stick with it. I have TrojanHunter paid for version, SpyWare Blaster (free), Ad-Aware SE Personal (free), SpyBot Search n Destroy (free) and have TrojanHunter Guard running at all times. The MS-Spyware seems to have some good reviews also but as yet I have not tried it. I do have a paid for version of TDS-3, Wormguard 3 and Port Explorer but dont use them as I dont know how to really. Wormguard is not going back on my PC as it did cause me to have loads of problems after install. I can use the basic scan for TDS-3 but thats as far as it goes so maybe you can see that perhaps NOD 32 will be too much for me? Port Explorer looks good when loaded up but what I would need to use it for I don't know. I purchased all 3 as a package after trying out TDS-3. I have just performed a clean install of windows and have not installed any of the 3 at this time. Many reviews also mention Process Guard as a must but again it would seem that if you say yes/no at the wrong/right time = big problems so again unless I am confident in my own abilities, which I am not, perhaps I should keep my money in my pocket and stay away from PG aslo. I dont want to go back to Norton unless I get Norton Ghost that is. KAV and F-Secure also get rave reviews and I know these things are all personal choice. If I need to create special rules to use software forget it. Plug n Pray that it works is the name of the game. Load it up and forget it and get on with gaming and surfing is the only way to go once you have paid the dosh to protect your system. Any views/links would be greatly appreciated on NOD 32 and PG in respect of easy to use guides and a yes or no as to the ease of use. Thank you NB I have also seen great reviews on Ewido so perhaps if I have the know how to use NOD 32 with ZA Pro, PG and Ewido plus, TD-3, TrojanHunter and Guard, Spybot, Ad-Aware, and SpywareBlaster and mayve MS-Spyware, I should be getting it just about right so long as they all run together and do not hog resources so as to mess up my gaming experiences.