Recently, my workplace offered employees the availability of their Sophos virus/spyware protector for home use. I downloaded it and started using it this past week. (I used to use Avira ... I uninstalled Avira and installed Sophos). While Sophos seems very "industrial strength" and people say it catches almost everything, it seems to have greatly slowed my internet connection down. Is that normal for some of those "industrial strength" virus softwares? My computer at home is getting up there in age and it seems to hate when I add new programs. It's very annoying because my DSL is now moving at almost dial-up speed and I it often stalls when I click on links and I know it's related to the Sophos installation because it started right after I installed it. Security wise, I'm also running Zone Alarm and a Suze Orman identity theft protection spyware scanner that someone gave to me as a gift. Am I perhaps running too many protection suites and they're conflicting? Or do I just chalk up slower connection speed to a good virus software like Sophos? As a side note, it seems Zone Alarm, Suze Orman's spyware watcher, and Sophos also add a lot of time to boot up. It's frustrating because I'm over paranoid about viruses so I have all these good things, but they seem to have slowed me to a crawl, especially Sophos. Any suggestions?