After reading through some of the forums posts on iTunes slowdown problems I learned that AMON is scanning anything and everything...all the time, as it should. When I play an MP3 file it seems to scan the file twice in the beginning of the song. I tested this by playing a song a watching task manager CPU usage. It seems to spike to around 100% then it goes down to around 2-4% and then it jumps to around 100% again. After this it just stays steady at around 2-4% until the next song starts up. What I learned is that I can add folders and files into the exception section in AMON. My question is, is there a happy medium with AMON when it comes to things like this? How does everyone else treat AMON?...what do you add to you exception, if anything. I also seemed to have problems when I tried to run Vista Ultimate on my machine. My HDD would always be running and now I'm wondering if AMON had something to do with that. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.