Previously I used IE 6 as my browser in conjunction with Norton AV, Spybot, SpywareGuard,SpywareBlaster, and set my IE option to only accept cookies from known sites. Somehow this little mixture gave me the feeling that I was reasonably secure from the bad guys out there. If I decide to use Opera as my default browser do I have to re-think this? Presumably the Internet Option settings only apply to IE6? Will the protection of Spybot/SpywareGuard and SpywareBlaster be diminished? Can anyone suggest what privacy settings need to be set for this browser to give maximum security (I have set privacy to accept only normal cookies from named servers, I guess this is a start)? Any suggestions would be most welcome, particularly from Opera lovers.