as well as software i'm gradually finding other ways of checking security. rogue diallers - i've installed BT's modem protection - it seems to be working ok but does tend to throw up a false positive from time to time. obviously you can only use this if you are in Britain and have a dial up connection from a BT phone line. i also check my bill online regularly to check that no suspicious amounts have crept in. online security - as i use the internet quite a bit to check bank accounts and buy stuff i now occasionally ring up my bank and credit card company and ask them to look at my account for any suspicious items. my bank can tell me when i last accessed their site which is another useful check to ensure no one has gotten my password and logged in. anyone else got any tips?