Just purchased a brand spankin new, powerful PC. Someone is giving me the gift of some really high end recording software. I plan to finally get back into making music with my computer - something I haven't done since I had to trash my old computer. (long story on why). My current computer has been destroyed by viruses, spyware, adware, whatever. I have a cable connection and this thing crawls. Can't get to a lot of apges, and most pages take at least a full minute to load. I've been warned to not even hook the new computer up to the internet - if I plan to use it for recording. Any thoughts regarding this???? I bought the number #1 rated virus protection in PC magazine (forgot the name of it but the Tigerdirect sales person told me it was the best - I believed him ). In the past I've gone to sites that I KNOW weren't the safest - porn, plus places that offer the nick berg videos and crap like that. I plan to quit doing that stuff. I have Zone alarm and plan to reinstall that. I'd like whatever feedback anyone can give. What's safe on the internet. What's not. What's "relatively" safe. How can I best protect myself. Has anyone had "the best" protection yet still gotten messed up. Also - how do I know which files are safe to transport from my current computer. All virus tests say I'm totally clean - yet my sytem I KNOW - is totally corrupted. Thanks fer any input.