Gentlemen, I currently have Windows XP Home Edition, Explorer 7 coupled with Earthlink and 2 Gig of memory. I'm going to do a complete re-install and I have a few stupid questions as I am not computer savvy at all, therefore any and all advise would be much appreciated. Question #1: What is the best software for completely wiping the disk clean. This can be freeware or paid, I just want to do it right the first time? Question #2: What is the best browser besides Explorer 7 & Earthlink? What do you highly recommend? Question #3: I plan on using Avira. Which one free or paid??? Question #4: Last but not least, what software do you recommend to protect & lock down my computer. Thanking you all in advance, I really appreciate it.