My last computer was unusable due to pop ups, and all sorts of problems, I can't even begin to imagine. A few questions, what is the most economical way to protect your computer from all this junk and invasions? I have Road Runner as my carrier. They said they have some sort of firewall, various protections, etc, but in looking at their website, they also say they scan their customers looking for open connections, and all sorts of technical stuff, in connection with their service. Does anyone know about this, is this something that can be abused by authorities? I use my computer for nothing but email, and some fun websites, so if anyone sees what I look at it's no big deal, and there is not any worth while data on my computer. I want to learn though how to stop this garbage that can happen to my computer. Once again, I am basically dumb when it comes to this subject.