I uninstalled Norton Internet Security and installed my old CD of ZoneAlarm. It sure does take some wrenching to get the bugs out at first, but it will (hopefully) use up MUCH less resources.
I again bought sushi and chai for lunch, as when I was packing some carrots at the house, I picked up one that broke in my hand and PUS came squishing out all over my fingers. Fucking PUS. Needless to say I threw out the bag. Mmm. Heart-healthy today.