I'd appreciate some input from the collective security minds of the Wilders people as to where to go next with my security set up. The situation is now that I'm running with just KAV 7 , Windows Firewall & a Netgear Hardware Firewall with SPI. In gradual succession I've dispensed with the following: 1) HIPS - too intrusive and I'm too stupid to understand cryptic messages. 2) Online Armor - Explorer lock ups galore and sloooowww computer. 3) Comodo Firewall - too many questions (if I want to be continuously nagged I can just go downstairs & talk to my wife! ) 4) PrevX - too many FPs and never quite sure what it actually did do.... So...... I'm running XP with SP3 . PC runs fast & stable now without assorted gubbins detailed above. I'm currently using SandboxIE / Shadow Defender when venturing to the (ahem) dark side of the web. Can restore with the ever faithful FD-ISR & Shadow Protect and beginning to wonder am I kidding myself that all is too good to be true and should I adopt a slightly more 'safe' strategy. I've thought about the following options: 1. Stay as I am and see what happens 2. Try Erik Albert's frozen snapshot strategy but really doubt I have self discipline to maintain this & I absolutely hate AE. 3. Run as LUA with SuRun +/- SRP - but this seems to cause users all sorts of wrinkles to iron out especially with SandoxIE (which is not coming off my PC) 4. Upgrade to the dreaded Vista as UAC looks to have pretty solid Rootkit protection. any thoughts?