You say a firewall is a must, but don't install more than one. Is there a firewall built into Avast? If not do you recommend one more than the others of the three you mentioned.
Also, I am running low on hard drive space, do you know a good utility to help me recover some disk space. I ran Cleanup which got me like a gig back, but I was thinking can I get rid of some of these system restore files (which you mention above, I'll follow up on that) and what's that RECYCLER directory, it takes forever for the scanners to get through that. Any other low hanging fruit to regain disk space.
And one final thing, where can I get those smiley face things on the side. My daughter loves those things for her email and IM, but I won't let her download them because they usually come along with a bunch of Malware. You know a safe place to download something like those?
You have been a huge help. Your website is great and you can count on a donation from me. 3 nights up to 4AM and that's with your help, where would I be on my own (still up to 4AM I'm sure but with problem not solved).