Also I currently use Avast Anti Virus; Panda Anti Root Kit; Lavasoft Spyware Blaster; Comodo Pro Firewall; Comodo BOClean and Spyware Terminator. Which compatible protection would I need to use with Mint to have the same level of protection.
Wow! Windows sure needs a lot of protection! You do not need any of that with Linux, it is secure right out of the box!
My wife does all of our online banking on Linux. We had a problem with identity theft on Windows. There is nothing extra loaded on the Linux machine for security, it is secure because of how it is built.