ok im a noob so please excuse my ignorance but i am buying a bot from someone which most likely will be an "exe" file. common sense tells me this could be dangerous territory so i have 2 questions 1.) other than viruses what else should i be careful of? any other specific computer wizardy or sorcery (lol dunoo what else to call it) that i should watch out for? 2.) will a typical virus scan be good enough? if so, what virus programs are the best to scan for that? reccomendations and specific names of programs please 3.) any other advice for a noob like me ? i need to buy a separate PC computer (only have a mac now) for this purpose so does anyone have any good reccs for PCS in the 300-400 price range that would be good for running bots? i was eyeing the Acer Aspire One 756 for $349 Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium - 64-bit version - Intel® Celeron® Processor 877 (1.4GHz, 2MB L3 cache) - 4GB DDR3 SDRAM - 500GB hard drive - 11.6" HD Widescreen CineCrystal™ LCD display (1366 x 768) - Intel® HD Graphics - Mobile Intel® HM70 Express chipset - webcam - high-definition audio support - built-in stereo speakers - multi-gesture touchpad - 802.11b/g/n - 10/100 LAN - HDMI® - USB - 2-in-1 card reader - 4-cell battery - full-size Acer FineTip keyboard - 2-year limited warranty thanks . this is a serious thread and help would be greatly appreciated.