After reading for hours and hours, I like the idea of ShadowUser. I read as much as I could find, just need some guidance on what to do before downloading it. What all scans do I need to run to ensure my computers are clean? Also, once installed, what do I need to do right away? Basically, just looking for any do's or don'ts that I need to keep in mind. I'll be printing out the information on their site, but I'm always nerverous when trying something new on a computer. Also, once I'm all set and am surfing in shadow mode, what do I need to do to check any downloads I may have completed to ensure they're problem free (no virus, spyware, adware, trojan, etc) and safe to keep? Oh, I'm really bad about knowing exactly what sort of system I have, so I can't give you as much info as you may need - I have two laptops and two desktops hooked on a home network (wireless router with built in firewall - step son set it all up). One laptop and desktop are older and running windows 2k, one set is brand spankin new and running xp home (according to step-son, the two computers have more space and speed than an idiot like me needs). If any more info is needed, I can either have step-son tell me the answer, or if you can tell me where to look within my system. Thanks in advance for any information you can give! I'd darn near offer a kidney to anyone who can walk my hand through this process!!!