Thanks, ever so, for allowing people to post. Could do with some help. Firstly, what is the best firewall/antihacker app you can recommend that also forwards ports properly? Kaspersky Antihacker went kaput on me, and I'm currently using the integrated Windows Firewall, which I doubt even a newbie hacker would find even a passing annoyance. Secondly, is there any way to get Kaspersky Antivirus to stop using up 50-99% of my CPU Resources every time it updates itself or checks files? I want the best antivirus I can get, and payed for two years of this thing....but I can hardly use it effictively if it's THAT CPU hungry. Especially not on a poor outdate PIV 1.7 GHz with only 640 Megs of RIMM RAM. Anyways, thanks for your time, and God bless.