Hi I think I remember getting this on my desktop fairly recently with ESS 4. Just had it on my laptop, saying that ESET anti-virus and firewall were off. http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/8/capturexzw.png/ I am sure the Firewall dialogue used to acknowledge the presence and state of 3rd party suites....? Mine doesn't seem to now. I have managed to clear the action centre notification by actually turning off and on again. So they were not off in the first place as far as I can tell. Can't find any other threads about this.