A few years ago I started a thread about keeping your PC secure if you use Steam. I was wondering if anyone had new thoughts about what works and the solutions others use. The problem is that Steam asks for a high level of elevation and there's always the chance it can conflict with your antivirus where it asks you to make an exception. Another issue is that some security products could potentially result in a VAC ban from Steam. I remember using EMET once and even after it was removed it prevented me from playing a game I owned. Some HIPS/firewall type applications can also stop games from connecting to the internet. Despite all this, I've never had a problem with Steam apart from the ones I generate myself with overuse of security products. I guess I'm looking for a balance of security and usability.