99% of the time I am using this: Runing on Windows 7 x64 KIS2012; Macrium Reflect Complete; Periodic (free) MalwareBytes scan; NortonDNS(free); Tunnelbear VPN(paid); Sandboxie browser on demand (for instance when on public network) I used to use bit torrent or azure/vue within a virtual machine on a desktop (for downloading movies/tv shows), but got fed up with waiting/having to be paranoid, so now use one machine for occasional graboid use, and haven't had a problem. There also use superantispyware (paid) Other than the graboid, habitually I don't go sticking my head above any parapett. I am more worried about network exposure when travelling / don't have any file/folder sharing enabled or network discovery. I have bios/hard disk passwords, and use axcrypt to encrypt some files/folders rather than use bit locker (think it slows pc down too much); and use xsecrets for their cloud password storage, which lets me change passwords more frequently without worrying about forgetting them. I know its cloud but had got in the habit of using a few similar passwords for everything which was an accident waiting to happen.