One more thing:
During my learning phase - able to go on-line and with an antivirus program running as one should...BUT was never able to connect to the updates!
I looked at my Windows firewall - seemed to be ok, then I installed ZoneAlarm to see what would happen...
VoilÃ ...as soon as it operated, the AntiVir update box opened and connected and downloaded severl weeks worth of updates.
Sweet ever since - despite running AVG, AntiVir, ZA, Secretmaker simulaneously which may not normally be wise!