Hi, *I posted this at another forum but this one seems to get a lot more "action" than the other so I posted here as well.* Hypothetical situation: Your mother just bought a PC for chatting, email, and checking out cooking and crafts sites amongst other things. She's also thought about learning how to auction things off at Ebay to make a little extra money. She knows how to turn it on and understands the very basics of getting around Windows and her software. You want to help her protect herself from all the threats out on the net today and want to educate her on basic security. She agrees to listen and to let you install some software under these circumstances: you can't install more than 5 programs, they must be completely free, must be easy to learn and use, and must not use too many computer resources so they don't mess up her surfing and chatting and other web activities. What would you recommend to your mother and why? Same exact scenario as above but she has agreed to spend no more than $100 total on these 5 programs and that $100 should protect her for an entire year with updates, etc. In this second scenario, what would you recommmend to your mother and why? Thanks for any input.