I have a question concerning my security setup. I am not looking for maximium protection I had NOD32 and Comodo installed on windows 7 and lets just say everyday the connection kept taking longer to respond when visiting websites. When I removed nod32 and comodo my web pages now load super fast. Around christmas holidays my nod32 license was at 14 days. What I noticed is the closer the expiration got the more slowdowns and lockups I would experience. I could be wrong, but it sure seemed like it! What I want to know is how secure is this for a basic user? Windows 7 firewall Domain, Private, Public (Block all outbound except firefox and free download manager) The only two programs I need really Wi-Fi with WPA-2 PSK Random dynamic changing encryption scheme. 7 bar strong encryption passphrase. The only other programs I really use are Sony Vegas 9 Pro, Visual Studio C++, and Steam for games (These have no need for internet access) Since I am not going to dish out money for another nod32 license. What free av do you all suggest? Over the years I have put so much down on KIS, Nod32, A-Squared, Trojan Hunter, CC Cleaner, BoClean, Lavasoft Anit-Spy, Comodo Secure Connect, NOD32, Trend Micro IS, TDS, and Regsoft Reg Cleaner, and the list goes on. While I do like NOD32 and I always used blackspears settings.xml I could not believe how much faster pages loaded once I uninstalled comodo and nod32 on windows 7 64-bit. Back when I used to use a linksys 802.11b router. I noticed that anytime I setup the firewall other than defaults my connection got slower. Loading and viewing pretty much anything. For this reason I avoided routers until I went with DSL.