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Been off learning a new field, anti malware
Most challenging quest I have ever embarked on
I don't run a 3rd party firewall, windows and the NAT are it.
No resident/real time AV either
Safe surfing and staying the heck away from P2P installers is a must, all the help forums are drowning in posters infected that run P2P, have resident protection and can't figure out how they got infected. You open the door and invite it in for dinner, next thing you know it's invited it's buddies in and takes over control of your computer. Rootkit/backdoor trojans are evolving faster than the big companies can protect you from them.
I run spybot S&D sd helper w/ immunize
Do regular scans with superantispyware and malwarebytes antimalware.