Hi, I'm new to the forum and was wondering if some of you might want to help me decide on how to protect the new laptop I want to purchase. I'm not really sure what makes a good virus protection or even what that means. Basically I want my computer to be fully protected from everything and anything that could hurt it. My new laptop will have Vista on it and I don't think the security that Vista employs is good enough. I will be using the notebook wirelessly and I want to protect it from all of the evil internet things that ould touch it, too. What's some advice on Computer protection from viruses, spy-ware, ad-aware, Trojans, etc. and any good programs that will work with Vista and really protect my computer. If anyone wants to explain how virus/ad-aware/spy-ware/trojan protection works, I'd be greatly appreciative. I'm looking into Norton, Bit-Defender, and McCaffee. If anyone wants to weigh in on the pros and cons of those, feel free. Thanks to any who help me out.