If you had Norton suite, it would hog even more
There are many options. My list would contain
(1) Free ZoneAlarm firewall version 6.1 or 6.5 (version 7 includes some things you will not use under free and so they do hog some memory).
(2) NOD32 for virus if you want to pay. Avast if you don't. Those two play nicely with ZA. As does AVG. There are others.
(3) Find something for email - spam blocker, unless you have just a web account which does it for you.
(4) Spyware - you're covered now pretty well, and NOD32 or Avast will work with what you have.
Set up WPA protection on your Linksys router. Use it wired if you can, wireless if you must.
Database (Access, SQL...) ignore if you don't know what it it.
Don't know what abiword is, I gather you don't use Office.
Your McAfee suite contains firewall, I believe, as well as AV. You must do a very clean uninstall before even thinking about installing whatever you select.
While your subscription is still running, read some of the sticky posts about Protection. There are good descriptions therehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/405/antivirus-antimalware-and-antispyware-resources/
I would hope other users suggest a mean and lean package for you as well.Edited:
I just confirmed that NOD32 does work with ZA free, so long as you set up certain permissions correctly (True of any software there really). Here's an excellent set of instructionshttp://forum.zonelabs.org/zonelabs/board/m...essage.id=17355
Edited by tos226, 25 March 2007 - 08:54 PM.