Well here it is in a nutshell. I installed AVG and everything went smoothly. For me and I have read other posts that when I rebooted and tried to get online to download updates such as dat files for the virus database....I couldnt. Not sure if this is a known issue. Anyone have any suggestions? I also ran Norton Internet Security for awhile with no issues til earlier today. Similar to what was happening to AVG Thanks for the response.