If u use IE as ur browser u might want to consider downloading Spoofstick especially if u do online banking - otherwise i recommend downloading FireFox as ur default browser. i am currently using firefox. firefox also has a popup blocker - add to it the google toolbar and u are set. here is some info on spoofstick if u prefer to stay with IE.... DO NOT uninstal IE as it is necessary for getting ur windows updates/patches if u decide to use another browser as ur default. Spoofstick is one of several solutions to a relatively new problem: "spoofing" or faking a website for the purpose of gaining valuable personal information from unsuspecting internet users. Recently scammers have found ways to make a fake website look almost exactly like a legimate financial website and will send email with a link to the fake site in it claiming that you need to login and verify your account information, etc. Even the address (URL) looks correct and they have found a way to fake the little "lock" symbol to make everything look kosher. But it is not the correct site or even associated with a bank... it is merely collecting your banking information so that the scammers can withdraw and transfer funds from your accounts! Spoofstick gives a layer of protection by displaying on your screen, while browsing, a secondary verification of what URL you are actually connected to. If you do a lot of online banking and use Microsoft Internet Explorer, this seems like a wise tool to have. Avante and almost all browsers other than Internet Explorer are currently immune to this problem because IE has the largest number of copies running and so is targeted to insure the greatest number of scams possible. The scammers that do this have to get in and out quickly before they get caught, so maximum impact in a minimum timeframe is very important to them.