Trying to find the best (and user friendly) security suite for friends of mine that are not very computer literate and that have been absolutely hammered with all kinds of malware over their dial-up. I got their computer cleaned up with a reformat and reinstall, and scans with AVG suite and a number of others (as per the list in this forum) don't show up any problems, so hopefully starting over clean. I have used AVG 7.5 for sometime on my own computer, along with Zone Alarm, pretty successfully. I've read that the AVG firewall is somewhat lacking, so also am using Zone Alarm which seems to be doing a good job. Reading some different reviews online, I find that Security Shield and Bit Defender are very highly rated, seemingly higher than AVG? Bit Defender has rootkit tools (like Security Shield), hourly updates, and drag and drop instant scanning which sounds good, plus is reportedly user friendly. Although it takes more system resources, that isn't a problem in this particular instance. Any experiences, comparisons, preferences? And, of course, why? OR other recommendations. Thanks! anybody tried or know about these esp the Bit Defender and Security Shield?