Well...what odd or practical methods do you use to keep your pc quick and virus-free? My mom's PC has McAfee Internet Security Installed on it, best for people who don't know what they're doing, as the program does all the work. I have an Old AT System Running IPCOP on it for network security. It's really old, but it has 256MB of PC100 and an AMD K6-3 500MHz. My PC has Spybot S & D TeaTimer running in the background to notify me of any registry changes or startup changes, also to protect my pc when using embedded ie browsers in programs like Gamespy. AVG 8.0 is running in the background too, it does a scan every day at 3 P.M.