NOTE: I'm changing the title of this thread (which, apparently, we can do now) so I can keep using it to explore MS Office alternatives for the reasons given in this first post. I'll use this thread for the results of my experiments. I picked up Softmaker Office for Windows on a flash sale today ($18-- not a web offer I can link but offered to registered customers via email). Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn has me a little worried about the direction MS Office might head, and I'm already using SM Office on my tablet, so decided to give SM Office for windows a try. Included in the deal is Emsisoft Internet Security, which I didn't care about-- $18 for the office suite was a good enough deal. Right now I'm using Windows Defender plus a couple of free Malwarebytes add-ons and it seems to work fine ("seems" being the word I use with any AV package-- if I don't see any attacks, is my AV working?). There is probably few AV/Firewall packages that get lower ratings than Windows Defender, but I've never heard of Emsisoft. I have found some pretty good reviews on line, though it gets rated kind of in the middle. It does seem to have a really nice UI in that most of its settings are explained in user-understandable terms. Here's an example of the kids of reviews I'm finding. http://www.digitalcitizen.life/security-everyone-reviewing-emsisoft-internet-security-11 I'm trying to decide whether to bother swiching from my current setup and use Emsisoft since I now own it anyway (I probably will), but was wondering if anyone here has any knwledge of/experience with it? Thanks!