Tell me how this sounds: Router Firewall -- inbound protection Zone Alarm (free) -- mostly for outbound protection ProcessGuard -- full version good hosts file -- updated and just assume it's a good one Spybot S&D -- speaking of the immunization, not the Tea Timer stuff 1. Firefox (with SpywareBlaster), or 2) Opera I have about 9 or 10 Antispyware apps which can be used, one per day, just to do SCANS--this includes some online scans. I would also use AntiVir, or maybe AVG, (both free versions) to do weekly SCANS and do a Trend Micro online scan several times a week. The idea here is that I'm not running any Anti-Anything in the background. I wouldn't even try this except that I can't remember the last time I found spyware on my PC and I know it's been years since I've seen a virus--I mean like 4 yrs. My subscription to Webroot Spy Sweeper runs out in about 3 months and I'm thinking of not renewing it, despite it being a solid program that I'm impressed with. I should also mention, I suppose, that I tried RegRun standard and Platinum (both trial versions) and found that it slows my PC to a crawl, no matter how I set it up (that I can tell). This is bound to be some kind of temporary issue with their latest release, I assume. It's a shame, because I was really impressed with it, other than my PC running like it was crawling through cement. I also tried System Safety Monitor and, well, I'm not through looking at it, but I don't see that it does much that ProcessGuard doesn't, except log boatloads of information and give you boatloads of informational-only pop-ups--if you want them. Seems like more of a tool to be used occasionally to me. Oh, this is just a standard home computer, by the way. I assumed you could tell.