Hello. I'm looking at diving into the realm of Win8 with a new computer for my father, and am trying to determine what I should be doing in terms of security. Currently he's using WinXP with Outpost Pro, Avast (7), and MBAM Pro behind an ISP's gateway device (not a discrete router). I know opinions varied on whether 3rd party software firewalls were necessary for Win7 (as opposed to using Windows Firewall), and MSE versus 3rd party realtime virus scanners, but what about Win8? Is it secure enough with whatever is built-in, or is MSE still lacking? Is it still new enough that all the inherent holes are still being plugged on a regular basis? (I distrust any new major software versions, especially OSes, until it's been in regular use for a while.) Also, I've long ago made the choice to always use an Admin account. I knew the thoughts on using admin vs. regular accounts, but I figured that there is so much out there on how to get around the restrictions of an admin account (for malware), that I'd rather not have the headache of having to go through the regular-user-limitations learning process. What's the prevailing wisdom on Win8? Any opinions would be appreciated. (and if this is the wrong forum, please move to the appropriate one) Thanks!