Well, Howard's been helping me with a "dog" problem, and thus far I have been overwhelemed with the stuff this site offers and the willingness of those here (yes, that's you Howard...) to help. Awesome! I am currently running Norton Internet Security 2006 which has been upgraded yearly until now. I have been studying Kaspersky and BitDefender as alternatives. BitDefender has a registry startup scan. Sounds Good, but... There's a great post from Howard under "VIRUSES/SPYWARE/MALWARE, preliminary removal instructions" that suggests using AVG and Zonealarm etc. Anyone have experiences with either of the above they could give a referral (good or bad) for? I was really headed to Kaspersky/BitDefender till Howard's post. I like the idea of an Internet Security suite like I have now, and I just want the best I can afford to get, free or not. Thanks for putting up with my inquiry, and I hope this helps someone else too.